A few years ago, I came across this article that highlights the 10 Common Money Mistakes Couples Make That Ruin Marriages and wanted to share it with you too.
This has never been an issue for us. But what we have done is use frivolous spending to make us feel better when we are down.
IGNORING CONFLICTING SPENDING HABITS
This one rule has kept us from acting like we are the only ones involved in the situation, and it forces us to take time and see the others point of view.
NOT AGREEING ON HOW TO DIVIDE MONEY
We don’t keep our money separate. However it doesn’t matter necessarily how you keep your finances, but that it is done in a way that you both respect.
TAKING ON TOO MUCH DEBT
This helps when there is the temptation to take on more debt because you already know exactly what your goals are and how the extra debt can derail your efforts.
FAILING TO RECOGNIZE THAT MONEY MATTERS CARRY EMOTIONAL WEIGHT
You need to remember this is something you are both in together, you are on the same team.