Fighting is something that every couple will deal with at some point or another. Unfortunately a lot of these arguments will be about money. And disagreements about money can get personal and lead to a lot of other issues.
We’ve made a list of 4 common causes of financial fights and how to work through them. Fighting with your partner is never easy, but we’re here to ease the burden.
Let’s Talk About: Financial Fights
Anything can lead to a fight. Big things, little things, and everything in between. The same goes for money fights. So we’re covering the types of money fights and how to deal with them!
It’s easy to feel insecure when your partner makes more than you. And if you’re the partner making more, it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one contributing. To help with some issues that may arise from income disparity:
- Be fair with expenses (think equitably, not equally)
- Put jealousy aside and support your partner in anyway that you can
Obviously overspending can create a lot of tension between partners. It’s especially tough when a shopaholic and a penny pincher get together. To work through spending trouble together:
- Be understanding, it takes time to break spending habits
- Get all spending secrets out there ASAP
Almost anything that can be said about spending can also be said about saving. Couples often disagree about how often, how to, and how much they save. To find some common ground:
- Create objects and plan how you will achieve them
- Diversify with different investing styles
Most couples divide responsibilities like budgeting and bill paying. But when one partner starts trying to control everything, like the others spending, it can spell trouble. To help diffuse the situation:
- Talk about it as soon as you sense an issue
- Set clear boundaries about who’s in charge of what