Lessen the load in other areas of your life
Debt worries can combine with other life worries to make things worse.
The two biggest steps you can take are:
- Ask for help
- Spend time with loved ones
You might be able to combine these steps to ease the pressure you feel.
Get your family to help with housework
Having a messy house can lead to more stress - but keeping on top of chores is its own full time job.
It does not have to be perfect.
Plan your meals together
Invite the whole family to have a say in what is for dinner.
- Plan a weekly menu
- Do the food shop together
- Share the cooking
You can read more about meal planning here.
Put time aside with your partner
Make sure to check in with each other while you work through your debt problem.
- Go for walks when the weather is nice
- Take up a free hobby together
- Pick a film to watch and discuss
Relate is a charity that can help if you have trouble communicating with each other.
Take care of yourself
You mental health and relationships can be impacted by:
- How much rest you get
Make sleep a priority and try to stick to a bed time.
- How much you exercise
You can stay active without spending money.
- What you eat
Nutrition helps you feel better in yourself.