Friday, 13 June 2008

Financial pressures causing couples to split

Relationships Australia says rising living costs and housing stress are causing couples and families to break up.

Financial counsellor Fiona Hawkins says more couples are struggling with relationships because of increased financial pressures.

And she says counsellors are also seeing an increase in problem gambling.

"Frankly when there's no other way to make the budget balance, some people will head to the pokie room and that can put enormous strain on a family's stability," she said.

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