You should be aware that your relationship with
money can get in the way of your actual relationship. Money is said to affect
the relationship dynamics. Statistics shows that it’s responsible for a large
percentage of breakups. Financial secrets will most definitely draw a wedge
between spouses. This gives that feeling of financial infidelity. Several myths
have been coined to try and explain this twist. However, if you are keen enough
you, ought to be able to detect this money issues before becoming a victim.
understand the financial picture of your spouse. To begin with, ask the right
questions in the relationship. You should establish whether you want separate
accounts, joint account or both. While saving money, you should have a clear
goal in mind. Asking these questions will be very handy in agreements on your financial
planning. By doing this, you will be able to avoid unnecessary relationship wrangles.
of the unknown and anxiety may be a cause of a wedge between spouses. During
such times, people are in so much frustration thus making it hard to be
understood or rather expressing themselves. Of cause in most relationships, one
will play active part in the financial matters, the ‘nerd’ while the other not
so active. However, if the investment management is shared then it becomes very
easy to resolve such matters. Everyone deserves a chance to be heard and their
input to be considered.
because men and women vary on how they view money. To women it is a security
issue while men view it as a scorecard that gives them esteem. Everyone at some
point must have made some dumb financial mistake. Most people tend to shy away
from this matter of great concern. Money fight does not bring an end to a
relationship, lack of compromise does. That said every party deserves a chance
to give input on the financial expenditure.
at times to treat the partners as individuals and then the relationship. These
three entities have needs that should be respected. While trying to meet the
various needs, a flexible balance should be established. This does not necessarily
mean that every entity gets a third of the income. However, no party should
feel unfairly treated.
standard of living and get security. As we strive to get the best money has to
offer we should try to achieve the same from our spouses. Open communication of
all matters affection the couple is very crucial for the relationship. I assure
you this will draw the line between ignorance and arrogance. Money when
effectively handled is going to be a great source of joy to any couple.
Otherwise, it might end up being the relationship ghost.