Differential assessment of financial and relationship distress: implications for couples therapy. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the role of financial conflicts, problem-solving communication deficits, and global relationship distress among couples in marital therapy and couples seeking assistance at a nonprofit agency providing financial counseling services. Analyses comparing these two groups of couples with each other and with a third group of couples from the general community yielded a two-component model for differential assessment and intervention with couples experiencing financial concerns. Differences in findings for husbands and wives provided additional implications for effective interventions with these couples.

published proceedings

  • J Marital Fam Ther

author list (cited authors)

  • Aniol, J. C., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Aniol, JC||Snyder, DK

publication date

  • July 1997