Most people who live and work in the area of family law or marriage counseling come to understand the common problems between spouses and domestic partners that lead to the possibility of those couples divorcing or splitting up in one way or another. One of, if not the most common problems that arises relates to finances. This is particularly true with regards to finances and honesty. A recently completed survey attempted to quantify how often people lie to each other with regards to this issue, and the results were surprising.
The National Endowment for Financial Education, or NEFE, recently performed a survey of couples who were either married or who lived together regarding their honesty with respect to financial issues that affected the marriage or the partnership. According to the results, more than 30 percent of people who combined their finances admitted to lying to their partners about money.