Introduction:Several years ago an informal survey was done and reported in the USA Today about why American married couples argue. Here are the top five reasons.
More than half (53%) of the married couples in the U.S. argue about money issues. Everything from too little money or the way money is spent can be the source of numerous arguments.
Second on the list (50%) are arguments about children. Married couples argue about whether or not to have children, timing of when they should start a family, as well as how kids should be raised and disciplined.
Loss of a job, regardless of the reason, is third on the list according to 50% of respondents. Most of the arguments center around whether or not the unemployed spouse is serious about finding a new job.
Another bone of contention between married couples in the U.S. is the spouse's job (47%). Disagreements can arise if the spouse works unusually long hours or consistently on weekends, or if the job requires an excessive amount of travel.
The use of free time is the fifth thing that married couples argue about according to 43% of respondents. With both marriage partners having busy schedules, free time is at a premium. Arguments occur when discussing what to do and how much time to spend with each other.
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