Money And Relationships: Questions to Ask
Money has the power to create conflict in all walks of life, so it should be no surprise that it affects the relationships too.
One of the most vital subject to discuss in a serious relationship is money – and it’s not a secret that many relationships don’t work out if people cannot frankly and openly discuss how money can be jointly managed.
It is very important to try to understand your attitude to money – as well as your partner’s, and how you can build a financially secure and harmonious future together.
Below you can find some of the questions to get the discussion going in order for you both to get a better understanding of your attitude to money matters – but it’s important to remember to try and see things from their point of view and show initiative and willingness to compromise, even if you do not initially agree on something:
- What are your values and goals around money?
- What type of spender are you?
- How much debt do you have?
- What messages, indirect or direct, did you receive from your family member regarding money?
- What financial discussions with your parents continue to affect you these days?
- What are some of the worst and best financial decisions you made in the past?
- What causes you the most frustration about money in your relationship?
- If you could change three things about your relationship with money, what would they be?
- What are the things we can do starting next week to help us communicate better around money?