Financial problems in relationships and marriages should be carefully handled or else the peace and harmony that exist between you and your partner could die.
Couples have to be careful with the issue of money, because it’s something that can cause a lot of problems if not well handled.
These are some money habits you should be wary of:
1. POOR SPENDING HABITS
Poor spending habits can cause serious friction between you and your partner. When you spend money anyhow, it could infuriate your partner and could lead to heated arguments. Things like these make some partners store up grudges in their minds.
2. BEING OVER-CONTROLLING
Being an overly controlling partner when it comes to marriage and relationships can harm your marriage. It’s a huge relationship red flag when you feel you have to make all the money decisions yourself. Money decisions should be made together with your partner; when one partner tries to be in control, it could cause serious problems.
3. HIDING DEBTS/MONEY
When you keep money away from your partner or you have hidden debts, you are being unfaithful in that marriage. This is an untrustworthy act, and acts like these kill the trust in many marriages.
4. SPENDING YOUR PARTNER’S MONEY
It’s wrong to spend your partner’s money without their consent. When you do this, you could create problems in your marriage. No one would appreciate when money is spent without their consent.
5. NOT DISCUSSING PURCHASES
You ought to discuss those huge purchases with your partner, especially if it’s in a relationship where you pool your resources together. In marriage, it’s also wrong to make huge purchases without telling your partner, whether or not you pooled your resources together; when you have love and respect for each other, you wouldn’t make huge purchasing decisions without your partner’s consent.
Financial matters can lead to big relationship problems if not properly handled.