Actual headline on CNBC: Recession Drives Moms to Drink, Do Drugs and Gamble
OK, don’t panic but moms, typically the rock of the family during a crisis, are starting to crack under the recession pressure.
A recent survey showed moms are overwhelmed with financial pressures that have escalated since the economic downturn began.
One in three moms surveyed by MomLogic.com and the Insight Research Group this spring said they have turned to a vice such as overeating, drinking, drugs and/or gambling to cope with the stress.
Two-thirds said they feel intensely negative emotions, resulting in arguing, fits of crying and frustration as they worry about the state of the world, how to pay the bills, etc.
Nearly 9 out of 10 moms said they sacrificed buying something for themselves in order to keep buying nice things for their kids.
And guys, listen up: If you think this isn’t your problem, think again. One in four moms said they’re having less sex with their partners as a result of the economic stress.
Can you hear me now?
But don’t worry, MomLogic.com, a Web site for moms to swap stories and get advice, has put together a Recession Survival Guide to help moms get through the slump.
H/T to Fark thread.
PS: Like many news items, I found this through my own RSS open sourced freeware, called "Free Stocks Ticker". For more details: here (until I port that page into this blog)