Couples & Money — Rules for Discussing to Avoid Fights.

                             Couples and Money


    Money is one of the biggest sources of marital discord. Often these fights reflect underlying anxieties. These often derive from different backgrounds and upbringings. This article gives ten rules concerning conversation between couples. They include among others:

  • What is your greatest financial fear?
  • What were your family’s values about money?
  • Was your family rich or poor?

     To me the greatest rule concerning discussion about money is to have such a discussion(s) and to listen respectfully.

Biggest Fights Couples Have About Money & How to Resolve Them.” Wall Street Journal (April 13, 2015).