The economic recession has brought a lot of stress onto a lot of people and as people's finances are very personal, most folk don't want to share their difficulties with anyone, not even their spouses. This, however, can lead to serious friction in the household. Many couples fight about money, but there are ways to deal with the debt trouble that you and your spouse may have. The key is to be honest. Many men still feel that it is their right to be in charge of the household finances, but the fact is that women are in charge of where the most of the money gets spent. If there isn't honesty then your budget may be compromised.
Planning a budget together allows a couple to be sure of where they stand and what they can actually afford. When a couple plans a budget together they can really see what the reality of their financial situation is. If you have been honest and you are still suffering from debt trouble then you can engage the services of a professional debt management firm who will be able to get your finances and your relationship, by extension, back on track. Don't hide away from your debt trouble, don't destroy your relationship over money. Be honest, plan a budget together, and hopefully live happily ever after.