It’s undeniable that arguing about money issues in a relationship is emotionally and mentally draining. If only couples didn’t have to worry about money, they probably wouldn’t need to resolve money issues in a relationship or read articles like this one. But, here we are and it affects nearly all couples at some stage.
Money issues, even in a loving marriage, is as real as it is complicated. As strange as it may sound, the core problem is not so much about money as this could be solved by applying mathematical equations to arrive at a solution. The truth is, money issues are often a reflection of other underlying problems like trust, mindset, beliefs, bad habits and lack of communication between the couple.
In today’s article, we explain how married couples can prevent money from putting a strain on their relationship.
Relationship experts agree that in order to have a healthy marriage, spouses should share a common ground–similar values, mindset, habits, and attitudes–not only pertaining to money but for every aspect of their marriage.
That sounds good on paper, doesn’t it? But it is possible to share a common ground between you and your partner. What matters is that you both have a common vision of what you want to achieve and how you manage your finances, without restricting each other’s freedom.
When conflicts arise, partners should be able to keep the communication lines open for a healthy discussion to take place. If you need any help in starting a discussion about money with your partner, we’d like to invite to get an early access to our How Game are You? Money Edition cards, a suite of game cards that promote real-life conversations around money for couples. To receive sample cards and be advised of the launch dates, pricing, etc., just add your details to the form at the very bottom of this page.