How to Discuss Finances with Your Partner

How to Discuss Finances with Your Partner

Finances are known to be the leading cause of stress for married couples, as it’s well-known that money impacts almost every aspect of a person’s life. Unfortunately, conversations about finances with spouses often end in long-lasting arguments and, as a result, remain an uncomfortable topic for many spouses to discuss. However, if the talk about a couple’s future finances is not facilitated early on in the relationship, vast disagreements may arise later on that could spell the end of the marriage. Thankfully, qualified marriage counselors are able to facilitate constructive conversation between spouses so they can plan their future finances together.

Discussing Finances with your Spouse

Many married couples opt to utilize the benefits of having joint bank accounts and other financial incentives associated with marriage. However, once a couple does so, they must be able to agree on any financial disputes that could arise as a result. Marriage counseling offers a safe environment for the couples to freely discuss their financial ideas to be able to come to an amicable consensus. Some conversations that marriage counselors are able to assist with include:

  • Discuss what each spouse would like to purchase in the future
  • Talk about future financial goals
  • Talk about how your parents handled money
  • Examine financial statements together
  • Devise a plan to regularly communicate about finances

While finances are a sensitive topic for many couples, effective marriage counseling is a proven method to settle couple disputes.

Contact an Austin Marriage Counselor

Maintaining a marriage is one of the most difficult and rewarding things a person can do in their lives. Unfortunately, all too often, financial disputes ruin what might be perfectly happy marriages. Fortunately, Kathleen Snyder has the experience and expertise necessary to assist struggling couples through any financial disputes they may have. Contact her at (512) 659-8600 to make your appointment today.