How to End Financial Conflicts with Your Spouse and Get Along Better
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How to End Financial Conflicts with Your Spouse and Get Along Better

Financial conflicts can cause relationship problems OR be caused by relationship problems. Dealing with the root cause will end your financial conflicts. Different values, different desires, and different needs are just a few of the reasons why couples argue about money. Dealing with these differences is essential to ending financial conflicts. A two step approach of:…

Talking About Marriage Problems
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Talking About Marriage Problems

Does it really help to talk to your spouse about the problems in your marriage?  Although many people assume that’s the right thing to do, often it makes things worse.  Repeatedly having unproductive talks about marriage problems can cause both of you to stop talking about anything but the weather.  And when the talking stops,…

Financial Problems in Marriage:  Questions and Answers
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Financial Problems in Marriage: Questions and Answers

Financial problems in marriage have both a financial aspect and a relationship aspect. You must deal with both for the sake of your relationship. The answer to financial problems is simple, but the answer to financial problems in marriage is not.  First, let’s consider the simple answer to financial problems–increase income and decrease expenses until…

Does Your Spouse Spend Too Much Money? A No Conflict Fix
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Does Your Spouse Spend Too Much Money? A No Conflict Fix

Fighting because your spouse spends too much money is not likely to improve your finances or your relationship Money spending conflicts center around either overspending or inappropriate spending. Handling this situation wrong could eventually cost you your marriage or relationship.      

Why Fighting About Money Is Really a Relationship Issue
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Why Fighting About Money Is Really a Relationship Issue

Fighting about money says more about a couple’s relationship than it does about their bank account Fighting never has been a good way to resolve any problem. 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…