In good times and in bad? Not so much.

Nearly one in three Americans claim the economy has hurt their love life

Not only were their pocketbooks among the worst hit by the global economic downturn, but Americans’ love lives appear to have also taken a beating. An international poll found that just under 30 per cent of Americans say the recession had added stress to, and sometimes even ruined, their relationship. Canadians fared only slightly better, with 23 per cent claiming the slump had taken a toll on their relationship. Americans also said the recession would likely keep them away from their spouses for longer than they expected—they expect to have to work an extra ten years in order to make up for economic ground they lost.


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