There are many people who believe that using the economy as a reason for cheating is nothing more than making excuses. The thing is, this is one excuse that statistics seem to back up. Stress leads to cheating in many marriages. It becomes an escape from the pressure and money is the number one cause of pressure (and divorce) in today's marriages.
If your marriage is dealing with the fallout from stress related cheating due to the crumbling economy there are things you can do to improve the odds that you will be able to save your marriage in the end. Put these tips to work in your marriage and see how fast they work to get your marriage back on track and relieve the stress that is causing so many problems.
1) Get a tight grip on your financial situation. I know this is often something that is easier said than done. People are trying to find new ways to get blood from the same dried up old turnips but there are almost always small changes that can be made to get results. It's time to reign in your spending once and for all. Cut all corners that can be cut and make some sacrifices that may be painful at first but are sure to pay off for you and your family in the end.
2) Create a plan to save money for those rainy days. We all feel a few rainy days ahead of us. Now is the time to begin planning for them. There is more involved in this than simply setting money aside. Now is the time to start economizing when it comes to food preparation, energy consumption, and general wastefulness. It's time to start letting go of some material things and focus on the things that are really important like family, marriage, and faith.
3) Sit down and talk about the money problems that are coming between the two of you. Resentment in marriages over money is a huge problem that often leads to divorce even without cheating adding a new emotional dimension to the problem. Your spouse isn't going to change the problems you think exist if he or she doesn't know the problem is there. You really have to discuss waste where you see it and be willing to accept criticisms of spending that may be directed at you as well if you want your marriage to survive stress related cheating.