How Money Issues Predict Divorce
Psychology Today reporter Jeffrey Dew writes that couples who argue about money at least once a week are 30% more likely to break up than couples who only argue once a month. Money is a big issue in relationships and can cause tension and disagreements. Problems can get particularly serious if there is an imbalance of earnings or spending; two spendthrifts may not argue much at all!
Dew suggests that couples come up with a viable financial plan that they can stick to and both feel happy with. This can reduce the tension and arguments around the subject. My experience is that sometimes arguements around money aren’t really about money at all. They are about power, trust and feeling valuable.
What experiences do you have with negotiating the finances in your relationship? If you have done this successfully, or argue like cat and dog with your partner, let me know below.