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Have You Ever Fought With Your Honey About Money?

Couples are constantly naming money as a reason for arguments, or worse, divorce. Because money is a sticking point for so many otherwise happy couples, it's important for newlyweds to get off on the right financial foot. That means communication, honesty, and planning ahead. Have money issues ever caused a fight between you and your honey?

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care0531 care0531 8 years
We disagree a lot and have fought on ocassion but nothing serious which is probably why I am still married. They use to say that money was the main issue that drove a couple to divorce but I am not so sure if that is the case anymore. I see more couple making an effort for it to work because they can't afford to be on their own or they can't afford a divorce.
Izzybaz Izzybaz 8 years
Most of the fights we've had over money have also been related to lack of communication on both sides. We always get through it, though.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Yes, he's a big spender. Whatever he wants that catches his eye, he will buy. I am very conservative with money and prefer to save my money. Its caused fights especially in the beginning but after 5 years we've learned how to compromise.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes, especially when we first got married. I'm from a family of savers, he's from a family spenders. Imagine the battles we had. Thankfully, after several years of marriage, we've worked it out. He's actually converted to a saver (after experiencing the virtues of living well within our means). These days, he's a better saver than I am!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
We don't fight about money...we sometimes have little discussions about things like "Why did you buy the expensive hot dogs? You should have gotten the cheaper ones." or "And why exactly do we need another trailer for hauling stuff around?" We always talk about major purchases and we tend to be pretty conservative with our money anyway.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
not fights exactly. (except that right now i'm the one with ANY money since my husband is looking for a job)
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
no, i don't think we have ever fought over money. If we want to make a big purchase we discuss it but never had any fights over it. Having no money is stressful enough with out adding in the stress from fighting.
magickalrealism magickalrealism 8 years
It's unromantic to say, but true: any cohabitation is as much a business partnership as it is a romantic partnership, and marriage merges finances - it's important to have those discussions and have a contracted plan before entering into any major agreement.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Never fight over money. We are very conservative with our money anyway (as far as spending it on just random stuff for ourselves). I really want to cut our food budget down, but his argument is that "people who make less spend less, and we make more so we can spend more"...we didn't fight over it, though.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Luckily we are both careful about our money so we don't have any fights about it (yet?). However we do have disagreements on our future plans to spend it.
syako syako 8 years
I don't really know how you could not. ;) Money is such a troublesome issue, but I feel like after our "fights" about it, we're finally on a path where both of us are happy and content.
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