Is it any wonder that money is considered one of the top stressors in relationships? Money touches everything in our lives—what we eat, what we drive, where we live, and how we live in general. Stress works in much the same way—no matter where it strikes us, it always seems to spread out and touch everything else in our lives as well. But when it comes to stress in your relationship, it’s very likely to be about how one of you is, or isn’t, handling money, and it can be a deal breaker.
Honesty is Key
The best way to handle money stress in a relationship is to be honest with yourself and your spouse or significant other. A survey of couples suffering from money stress revealed a somewhat strange confirmation that opposites do attract: In over 50% of cases, one was a spender and one was a saver. But not being on the same page financially can really put stress on your blissful existence. So whether you’ve been … [click here to keep reading …]