Money can be a charged topic. We’ve put together a few relationship questions about money that you’ll want to address before you get married, ideally. If you’re already married, consider this an invitation to connect around the issue and gain some more clarity than you had before about your financial picture together.
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Relationship Questions to Ask Each Other about Money
Money & Relationship Question #1: Who will be the primary income earner? It is important to be clear about financial responsibilities such as who will be the breadwinner, if there is a primary breadwinner, and any expectations that either one of you may have about earning.
Money & Relationship Question #2: Who is going to manage the money? It is worthwhile discussing who is going to be the one to balance the budget and manage the spending and bill paying. If you are planning on purchasing a home, it is important to discuss how you can afford it, if you can qualify for a mortgage, and any other life goals that involve money. For example, do you plan on sending your future children to private schools?
Money & Relationship Question #3: How did your parents treat money? How did they talk about people that had money? It is also worthwhile having a discussion about your childhood experience with Money. How your parents viewed money will impact the role money plays in your relationship, and may be the source of potential conflict between the two of you. Getting conscious about the role money played in your home growing up will help you navigate some of these issues together.
If you want your marriage to be a relationship that is thriving, you can achieve that and once you do, your financial relationship to money will be successful as well. When your marriage flows your money will flow! Talk with us today about our private 2 Day Marriage Restoration Retreat so that you can achieve success in both your marriage and your finances.