Your views on money impact every decision you make as a couple from the big stuff like houses and cars to the mundane details like the kind of coffee you drink and the brand of shoes you wear. But how does this affect our relationship?
MONEY AND COUPLES
As varied, diverse and unique each couple and relationship is, they all face a common set of problems which brings them to seek outside help. Here is a list of the most common ones: 1. Fighting: this is usually the point where couples start thinking about seeking a third party's help, be it a counsellor, a therapist or a relationship coach. Typically, they go on and on in circles around the same perpetual issues without ever finding a satisfactory solutions. This leads to frustration, withdrawal and in the long term, increased isolation from the relationship.
Does size really matter? Unfortunately the answer is yes. No one wants to admit that size plays an important role in almost every aspect of dating and marriage. It is a common phrase to hear that “ It is not the size of the boat but the motion of the ocean that counts”. This has commonly been used to refer to specific body part which is said to make a man… a man! Truth be told size has a lot to do with many more aspects in life.
What was truly intriguing about Michelle Obama's DNC address last night was her vulnerability, her realness, in front of such a huge national audience: She admitted that she wasn't too down with Barack running for president at first because of the time constraints it would put on their family.
While we live in a time where big weddings are, for some, a major importance, others are realizing that the greatest day in their life doesn't always need to be a ridiculously over-the-top and over-priced event. If we do take a moment to recall the reason behind marriage, it's historically based on love (or arranged situations in certain cultures), and not about competing to see who can spend more on their nuptials.
With more and more couples choosing cohabitation over marriage each year, the idea of couples sharing money matters is no longer reserved just for married folks. But what exactly are they sharing? The bills, for sure, because they have to — but what about the other things they spend their money on?
When it comes to financial matters, is your husband being totally upfront with you? Financial infidelity can be just as devastating to a relationship as emotional or sexual infidelity. Don't let your relationship fall victim to this deadly threat. Here are some signs that suggest that — when it comes to his spending and saving habits — he may be hiding something from you.
These days, monetary stress is more prevalent than ever. Stressing over your finances doesn't only put a strain on your shopping habits, but it can also take a huge toll on your relationship. Here are five steps to avoid the financial stress on your relationship.
Shelley was putting away her husband's laundry when she discovered a stash of bills for a credit card she didn't recognize. It's a story that plays out over and over with couples we talk to. Everything seems to be fine and then Bam! One of them discovers the other has been keeping money secrets.
Many people ask, "should I tell my spouse about my past financial infidelity?" My answer is to get it off your chest, feel free of the past and then move on.Nearly every relationship harbors some level of Financial Infidelity. It doesn't matter what money personality is. It might be as minor as not telling your partner what you really spent on her birthday gift or as major as keeping a secret bank account to pay for your gambling addiction. (Find out where you stand with the Financial Relationship Index) Either way, the path to a healthy money relationship will never be smooth unless you are honest about your behavior and committed to changing your ways.
One of the many services I offer to my clients is a monthly conference call. During one of these recent calls, we discussed money and dating, but more specifically, how income levels affect dating practices. Money really helps determine what you can do on a date. Someone with a solid income will probably be more willing and able to spend a greater amount of money than someone who is trying to get on solid financial footing. 5 Signs You Are A Dating Snob
Every relationship has some amount of financial infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling your spouse what you really spent on her birthday gift, or as major as keeping a secret bank account or credit card. The bottom line: no matter how big or how small the financial infidelity is, it is a relationship killer.
I have been dating for a while now and it seems it was a lot easier to date when I was in college and in high school. And I am wondering if it is because I am at a place in my life where I am successful, happy, and do not need anything from anyone? A lot of my friends are in the same spot. We are flourishing in our careers and financially content for our age anyways and have everything we want except for a partner.
Do you argue over money? Will Money Ruin Your Relationship? [EXPERT] Are you fighting over sex? Do you have different ideas about how much time you should spend together and apart? Do you squabble over extended family and friends? Is one of you daring and reckless, while the other wants to play things safe? Does one of you want to be right all the time? Does one of you want to always be in control? Do you disagree about the fun activities in your life?
A new client I’m working with confided she downplayed a recent bonus at work from her unemployed husband, fearing it would make him feel inadequate. I’ll be expanding on women as the main breadwinners in an upcoming article. In the meantime, it did get me thinking about how women relate to money and men.
Perhaps your current relationship is feeling the impact of this connection now. How would you rate your relationship on a 1-10 love and money scale, where one is how loving and passionate your connection is and ten is the degree to which you have mastered your money concerns?
New research confirms The Beatles’ lyrical hypothesis and finds that there are indeed some things that money just can’t buy. Heading up the list? A happy and stable marriage. “Couples where both spouses are materialistic were worse off on nearly every measure we looked at,” said Jason Carroll, a Brigham Young University professor of family life and lead author of the study. “There is a pervasive pattern in the data of eroding communication, poor conflict resolution and low responsiveness to each other.”