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Re: Financial Follies that Break the Relationship

lovinlifeinkc wrote:
While I believe finances are a huge part of a relationship in general I don't think anyone wants to be told by a boyfriend or how to spend the money they earned. My opinion is unless you plan on merging your money don't worry about how anyone spend their cash.

Stuff rolls downhill and someone's financial mismanagement will eventually spill over into other areas and affect the relationship.


IMO, it's not a matter of telling someone how to spend money they've earned. It's about being on the same page. If two people aren't committed to moving in the same direction (financially) the relationship is essentially doomed. Worse than doomed is being tied to always bailing someone out or having opportunities limited because someone can't or won't learn to do things in a better manner.

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