Calls to Relate increased by 59 per cent – from nearly 5,000 in October to November 2007 to more than 7,500 during the same period this year.
Christine Northam, of Relate, said: “The problems are to do with the recession – to do with job insecurity, to do with interest rates changing and also the escalating costs of running the family. I think if you’re dealing with these anxieties all on your own it can be very isolating, and can lead to depression and anxiety. It can impact on the relationship and then that will impact on your children.”
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