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28 Truths About Marriage After Kids

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12. Finances Will Be Tighter
Regardless of your income or upward mobility potential, having children gets expensive over time. Feeding, clothing, and educating kids costs money. Moreover, childcare isn't free for most families and you're going to feel more pressure to create financial stability than you did before you had children.

What this means for most marriages is more pressure to bring in money AND less room in the budget for discretionary spending. Finances are often cited as one of the main reasons for divorce and this is because it can be a major source of stress.