6 Steps to Financial Freedom in Marriage
Managing money in marriage can create tension between partners, bankrupting the relationship both financially and emotionally. This is because arguments about money are not about money. Money has a deeper meaning than the dollar value it elicits – it represents security, freedom, and the opportunity to achieve our dreams. If you feel like you and your partner are gridlocked over money issues, focus on making the conflict constructive so it can be used to build your Emotional Bank Account.
Today we are going to move beyond the meaning of money and share six steps to achieve financial security and freedom in your marriage.
Step 1: Avoid common money mistakes
Have you ever wondered why so many people divorce?
I’ve found couples don’t just fall out of love all at once. It happens slowly over time. They mindlessly ignore each other’s bids, forget to update their Love Maps, and don’t behave in ways that honor and respect each other.
This is how money works too. Very rarely do we find ourselves in debt from a single expense. It is the compounding effect of our spending over time that leads to financial trouble.
When couples do try to repair their love, they tend to focus on the wrong