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Tax Time Stressing Many Couples Out

Tax Time Stressing Many Couples Out

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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioOnce again, the American Psychological Association says money is the biggest source of stress for married couples. Some psychologists say tax time brings the stress to a very high level, possibly because it's a time when a lot of little secrets come out.

Utah Psychological Association Public Education Coordinator Dr. Jane Blackwell explains that "couples will hide how they spend money or they will not let the other person know something that they've purchased." She says people don't always deal with the stress in the best ways. "It might be coping in maladaptive ways such as overeating, such as spending even more money."

Blackwell says she's seen and heard of cases where one spouse failed to pay taxes for years and never told their partner. That is sure to cause a fight.

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