By Stephen L. Antczak for Next Avenue
Stress caused by financial difficulties can become chronic, especially if the financial difficulties are ongoing. So how do you deal with it?
Many people don’t. Money is one of the most difficult subjects for people to talk about. It is also one of the top reasons marriages end in divorce. But there are a few things you can do to handle chronic stress caused by ongoing financial difficulties.
First, consider the source of your stress. Do you have trouble meeting your monthly expenses? Are your bills frequently paid late? Are you getting phone calls from bill collectors? Try to become more financially literate about what’s stressing you out. This means having the complete picture of your financial situation so you can figure out the steps you need to take to improve things. That by itself represents forward progress towards making things better and reducing stress.