There is no doubt that money is a leading cause of stress and divorce between married couples. Don’t believe me? This article talks about “divorce day” – the first working Monday of the year, where there are an increased number of couples looking to end marriages after the holidays.
There is a lot of evidence surrounding the fact that money causes stress and tension in relationships. I am not very interested in trying to convince you of this – I think society is pretty good at it already. Look to your social circle (family and friends) for this evidence, as I am sure you will find instances of financial stability and instability.
What I am interested in doing is telling you how and why my wife and I never argue about money. Yes, you read that correctly. We discuss, spend, and save money, but none of these ever lead to arguments.
I want to make a few things clear before diving into this discussion:
- My wife and I have argued about money in the past. When I say we never argue over money, I mean to say that we don’t anymore.
- This plan might not work for everyone. I am not here to say that this post will end all of your financial arguments with your spouse.
- This post, along with the advice given, is not a substitute for professional marriage counseling. If you feel like you and your spouse need some sort of intervention by a professional, licensed marriage counselor, please seek one!
With that out of the way, here we go!