Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose.
A final step to understanding is recognizing the way in which money can strengthen your relationship, perhaps through generosity and giving.
Recognising the way in which money can strengthen your relationship, consider generosity and giving.
- What aspects of your relationship does money control?
- What specific financial situations have a direct effect on the satisfaction of your relationship?
- When it's payday, does this translate to an extravagant date night?
- When you have to pay the monthly bills, does this often prompt an argument?
- Explain how it feels to carry guilt associated with money (earn too much/little, have more in debt, etc.)
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place to start!
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