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What Pinoy couples quarrel about

A relationship Index survey found that money and technology are the biggest sources of arguments among Filipino couples.

The Pru Life UK Relationship Index aimed to understand the state of personal relationships in Asia. More than 5,000 interviews were conducted in the Philippines, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

While the Philippines ranked second in terms of relationship fulfillment, the research found that money is the usual source of arguments here, with 46 percent of couples admitting they argue about it.

Couples argue on who makes financial decisions and who controls everyday spending. Almost half (48 percent) of married men said they make most of the big financial decisions, but only 13 percent of married women agree with them.

With regard to day-to-day spending, 57 percent of women said they have control for this, but only 34 percent of men agree with it.

Though money was found as a usual reason of arguments, the study also found that Filipino adults are generous when it comes to finances.

“They are highly likely to provide mutual financial support, with almost all adults providing some financial support to at least one other person,” the study revealed.

Filipinos are also highly likely to rely on their family for emergency support, with 80 percent thinking that their parents will provide for them in case of emergencies.

Second to money is technology, with 41 percent citing they argue about the lack of attention, and 37 percent complaining about spending too much time on phone or computer. (PNA)