If you think you can downplay money in your relationship, think again. Facts have it that money is the major cause for worry and conflict in relationships. Couples are having a hard time getting along because they refuse to have the Money Talk. As adults, realizing that money is a deciding factor in almost everything we do, it is important to give it he recognition and attention it deserves.
Why do we run away from the money talk with the one person we wish to spend the rest of our lives with? Most of the time, it is because we do not want to come across as gold-diggers. But there’s a big difference between a gold-digger and a financially curious person. A gold-digger wants to enjoy what s/he didn’t work for, but a financially curious individual wants to know if your finances and money habits are healthy enough for you to be in a relationship; they interested in financial compatibility.
Make the money talk a priority. Discuss ways you can improve your finances and how you wish to spread income across all your needs and projections.
If you don’t settle your financial issues, it will cause unnecessary strain and stress in your relationship. Many breakups and divorces are caused mainly by bad financial planning and debts.
Now you know. The major issue couples argue about is not who will cook the food or wipe the baby’s butt, the main cause of strife is MONEY. So talk about money. Be responsible with money. Start a proper saving tradition in your home, not just for you, but especially for the children you have or may have in the future.
All the best