Sour economies don't just destroy jobs and wealth. They can tear apart marriages, often because of the debt that couples accumulate and, when times get tough, have trouble repaying
--Jeff D. Opdyke, Financially Ever After: The Couple's Guide to Managing Money
Given that this is true--and I firmly believe it is-- maybe this is a good reminder to spend a little extra time with our spouse and kids. These are stressful times for marriages and families as well as businesses, so it is the wise person who makes the extra effort and additional time to keep these relationships healthy and strong.