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Recession proof your relationship

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As the economy goes from boom to bust -- many relationships are following.

The threat of losing your home, your job and your savings can really make couples wonder if "happily every after" is even possible in this economy.

Money woes have caused many couples to argue and focus more on finance than romance.

A recent survey of divorce attorneys found they are seeing a *decrease in divorce cases, one reason -- it's cheaper to stay together.

Experts say when coping with money troubles, couples need to empathize, not criticize.

Experts also say to understand that men and women react to stress *differently.

When a man loses a job he usually retreats, women going through a lay off often want to talk about it .

To recession proof your relationship here are some counseling tips...

Communicate constantly

Fight fairly--by calmly voicing your concerns.

And make time for each other.

And don't take it personally if you find during these tough economic times your partner isn't in the mood for love.

Stress and anxiety are a libido killer.

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