Marriage & Relationship Coach

Financial Problems in Marriage: Questions and Answers

“My spouse has terrible ideas about using our money.  How should I react?”  Immediately opposing your husband or wife may help to curb expenses, but at a cost to your relationship.  You can handle your spouse’s ideas in a way that protects the finances while preserving your marriage. Connect first, problem solve second What your spouse is saying may...

Why Couples Argue About Money: Spending

Money spending conflicts center around either overspending or inappropriate spending. Handling this situation wrong could eventually cost you your marriage or relationship. The Main Reason Why Couples Argue About Money Spending Comes from Fears About the Future Once the money is spent, there are few things that can be done.  Some purchases can be returned or...

Why Couples Argue About Money: Saving and Investing

Everyone likes to save money, right?  Not right.  Everyone likes to have savings available, but most people don’t like to save. For couples, talking about saving money  can trigger a number of fears.  These fears can cause arguments and even bring about divorce.  Fears about the relationship are part of the reason why couples argue about money Jennifer’s...

Why Couples Argue About Money: Low Income

The reason why couples argue about money has very little to do with solving their financial problems. Can you imagine a financial counselor saying, “I can see that there is a real inequity in your relationship.  One of you makes and spends most of the money, but you both do a lot of work.  I suggest you go home and argue until this problem is straightened out.”...