In two decades psychotherapists specialising in resolving money conflicts have observed that couples usually polarise around money. Partners tend to assume defence styles or personalities in relation to money that are direct opposites to each other. They call it Money Law: If opposites don’t attract right off bat, then they will create each other eventually.
Commonly, a hoarder marries a spender. Because of community breakdown and spiritual alienation, many people feel a core emptiness that they try to fill up with ‘Things’. If not overspending, such people are typically worrying about money or compulsively hoarding it.