No Money, More Problems

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Amal Farooqui

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October 12, 2014

No Money, More Problems

Many people argue that money can't buy love, but even those people can't argue with the fact that money can make or break a relationship. Money effects all types of relationships such as friend or family relationships, but the people most affected by it are couples, more specifically married couples. Money is one of the leading causes of arguments for couples. Even some of the strongest couples cannot get passed the burden that money, or the lack of it, brings. It doesn't always have to be negative sometimes it can bring couples closer together with your partner when you work together. In a relationship, money can influence your emotions, decision making, and overall feelings towards your partner.

Lack of communication is the main cause of arguments over money. Money isn't an easy topic to discuss but it's necessary.

You need to be equipped with and understanding of your partner's thoughts, feelings, and financial baggage to have a healthy marriage. "When a couple shares the same attitude toward money, their relationship tends to thrive, but if a penny pincher pairs up with a spendthrift, however, it's a match made in hell". You need to find a common ground with your partner because that will help you with decisions making. You don't your life to be a constant tug-of-war between two ideas. Communication is the key to most marital financial struggles. Dealing with debt is often the first issue on the agenda. Knowing what you are getting yourself, and having a plan to deal with it can really save you from arguments later on. A good example of this is in the story "Twenty Grand", by Rebecca Curtis, where a husband and wife...