3. Try to see your love’s perspective.
Each person has an unique approach to managing money. No doubt, your significant other will do things with his or her money that will anger you. Try to keep your frustration under control and hear your partner out about why they made a particular spending choice. Taking the time to listen and empathize can go a long way in diffusing a fight. Viewing a situation from your partner’s perspective also provides you with a valuable opportunity to see things from their eyes and through the lens of what they value.
When money matters bring strife into your romance, remember this famous Judy Garland quote. The Wizard of Oz star was quoted as saying, “”I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” Being financially healthy is important, but don’t lose sight of the fact that money can’t buy (or keep) love.
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