Financial issues are one of the main causes of arguments between couples. So it’s important to understand that it’s likely there’ll be some tension about money at some point in your relationship.
The key to dealing with this is to be completely open and honest with each other about your values, feelings and spending habits. You should make sure that you’re both clear on how you plan to share finances, pay bills and manage your spending.
And if your personal or financial circumstances change, it’s even more important to make sure that you keep talking to each other about how you’re going to manage the transition, and how you feel about what you’re going through.
But talking about money with your partner can bring out strong emotions, and can often end up feeling confrontational. So here are my tips for talking about cash without causing conflict.
If you’re finding it hard to talk about any tricky issues, Relationship Counselling, offers a safe and confidential space where you can be open and honest.
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