05/17/2013 05:33 pm ET

Divorce Finances: Are Money Concerns Reason Enough To Stay In A Bad Marriage?

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Change is coming for unhappily married couples who reported that they were staying together to avoid the financial costs of divorce. According to a recent report from the Today Show, now that the real estate and employment markets are on the mend, unhappy couples are beginning to file those divorce papers.

Alton L. Abramowitz, a New York City divorce lawyer and president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, was one of several experts who weighed in on the notable change he's seen over the last several months.

“People become more secure that they’ll be able to take care of themselves,” he said. “With that security comes the belief that we can have two households and support two households.”

The article piqued our interest and got us wondering if money concerns were reason enough to stay in a bad marriage, so we asked our readers what they thought. Click through the slides below to see what they had to say, then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments.

Should You Stay Because Of Money Issues?

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