Recently I’ve started to see how money plays into a couple’s relationship. Even if the couple isn’t married how they manage their money sometimes determines how they interact. It’s odd that money has the power to build a future and put an end to the present.
Money has never been a major priority for me because I’ve seen how valuing tears people apart and change them. My friend and her long time boyfriend have been dealing with the problem of mismanaged money. She works full-time and takes care of everything and that’s put pressure on her, while he works to find a way to stabilize things situation on his end.
To her the financial issues have changed their relationships dynamic. Now, they just talk about money instead of having normal conversations. It’s been difficult for her boyfriend because where he wouldn’t have to worry about money now he does, and it’s hurts him to have put both of them in this situation.
Some people in a long-term relationship want to know that there will be financial security there for a possible future. They don’t want to worry about money problems especially if it’s something that can be controlled. We all want to be secure and know we can count on our partner.