If you are currently experiencing crushing debt and you’ve noticed
that it’s affected your mood, your quality of sleep, and even your
health, there could be legitimate reasons for this. Perhaps your financial
situation has led to lost sleep or insomnia. Perhaps you’re even
experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression for the first time in your life.
According to Amy Morin, an author and psychotherapist who wrote an article
Psychology Today, “Research shows there’s a clear link between your financial
health and your mental health and your debt may serve as a tangible representation
of your psychological state.”
Morin goes on to say, “Researchers from the University of South Hampton
examined 65 studies and mental health. Their report, which was published in
Clinical Psychology Review, found a correlation between mental illness and financial problems.”
Debt Can Harm Marriages & Families
Debt isn’t only associated with mental illness, studies have linked
financial problems to drug and alcohol abuse, and even suicide, according
to Morin. Of course, we can’t ignore the fact that thousands of
marriages have buckled under the pressure of overwhelming debt. If your
marriage is being strained due to debt, check out
How Financial Problems & Stress Cause Divorce by Seth Myers Psy.D.
In his article, Myers says, “If you know that money management is
a true problem, you must confront the issue head on immediately,”
and we couldn’t agree more. Surely, countless marriages and families
could have been saved if the spouses paused and decided to tackle their
debt-related issues by filing
bankruptcy, before it was too late.
Whether you’re single or married, if you notice that your debt is
affecting your mental, emotional or physical wellbeing, or if it’s
affecting your relationships, it’s time to look for solutions. Often,
filing for bankruptcy is far better than watching your health, your friendships,
or your marriage decline. If you need more information on how debt can
affect mental health and marriage, we encourage you to follow the links
To consider your bankruptcy options,
contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with a Harrisburg bankruptcy lawyer.