Can’t Buy Me Love

A new survey found that almost a third of all couples, say the recession has caused them to argue more often, primarily about finances and household chores.

PayPal’s third annual “Can’t Buy Me Love” international survey indicates that at least 10% of couples surveyed say they have ended a relationship due in part to financial issues. The U.S. and Mexico ranked the highest at 14%, the Netherlands the lowest at 5%.

PayPal found that money is the number one cause of arguments among U.S. couples (31%) followed by household chores (28%), in-laws (22%) and sex (15%). Finances are least troublesome among couples in the Netherlands and the U.K., where less than 20% of couples argue about money. Financial issues are the most troublesome in Australia, Mexico and the U.S. where more than 30% of couples have money issues.

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