From having worked in this field for the last 35 years, my observation is that people who are suffering from extreme financial problems often experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Medical problems that are largely caused by the stress
- Emotional problems and/or depression
- Relationship problems
- Difficulties interacting with other family members and close friends – tending to become more removed
- Difficulties performing at work
Finding a solution for extreme financial problems is critically important as the symptoms mentioned above can have severe consequences for the person experiencing the financial problems and those around him/her. Further, they normally get worse as time goes on.