How to Fight With Your Spouse About Money

How to Fight With Your Spouse About Money

It’s no surprise that our personal values influence the way we spend and think about money. And when a couple’s personal values don’t align, conflict arises. But here’s something a lot of couples don’t realize: conflict is not a problem. In fact, financial tension can actually make a marriage stronger.

When you get married and start a family, you have to adapt to a new mindset where you no longer get to spend money solely on your own terms. Because of this, money can become a source of tension in a marriage. Sadly, many couples lack the maturity—and guidance—to manage this tension, making financial disagreements a top reason cited for divorce. But, we can help. Start by embracing your conflicts about money and use these tips to fight well.