Of course money is at the root of a lot of marital problems and break-ups but a new study suggests that government assistance programs such as food stamps, Medicaid or welfare may do harm to your marriage directly as well.
From Huffington Post:
In a study released earlier this month, Dr. David Schramm found that, among couples in the same income bracket, those receiving government assistance experience lower rates of positive bonding, commitment to their spouses and overall satisfaction in their marriages. They are also more prone to divorce, negative interaction and feeling trapped in their marriages.
Dr. Schramm, a relationship and marriage education expert, surveyed 295 couples, 64 of whom were receiving some form of government assistance. He found that couples earning $20,000 or less–and receiving some form of government assistance above and beyond that–reported significantly lower rates of marital satisfaction than those earning the same amount but receiving no state support.
Dr. Schramm goes on to note that people who made less than 20,000 per year but were not on government assistance experienced much higher levels of marital quality. You can check out the full story on Huffington Post along with more insight from the doctor.
BMWK family do you believe this study or is this a just someone making their case on why public assistance shouldn’t be offered?
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