Why Couples Argue about Money and How to Stop
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Why Couples Argue about Money and How to Stop

Arguments always have two components–the actual practical issue, and the way people feel about the issue. A one step approach of presenting facts won’t get you to a better relationship. A two step approach will be much easier. People have different values concerning how money should be spent or saved. They also have different ideas…

How to Stop Arguing about Money and Improve Your Relationship
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How to Stop Arguing about Money and Improve Your Relationship

Financial problems in marriage have both a financial aspect and a relationship aspect. Learn to deal with both and you can talk about anything. The answer to financial problems is often simple, but talking to your spouse about it may be difficult. First, let’s consider the simple answer to financial problems–increase income and decrease expenses until…

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,…

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…