Dating someone with financial troubles
From the statistics I’ve shown, it seems like for many, debt can be a relationship deal breaker.
If you or your partner fails to pay your share and an account becomes delinquent, this can ruin your partner’s credit in addition to your relationship.Otherwise, you risk someone feeling resentful or angry, which can start a fight, and eventually harm your relationship.Whether you are dating, married, or just starting to know each other, it’s important to figure out who will pay for things and when.The average person has a lot of debt – in fact, the average U. household has over $10,000 in credit card debt alone.Between high mortgages, disastrous credit card bills, student loans, car payments, all the way to loans for furniture and electronics, there is just too much debt.Here are five financial problems that can eventually kill your relationship if you don’t deal with them.
If you truly want to trust someone, and have them trust you, then you need to be open and transparent with them about most things.
If you regularly wing financial decisions, you may find that you fight more often, and that your relationship takes a hit.
No one wants to be in a controlling relationship, and if you or your partner regularly shows financially controlling behaviors, this can be a red flag for the other person.
If you are living with someone or married, sit down and figure out who is going to pay for which bills (if your money is still separate), or when bills will get paid and who is going to keep track of them (if you are married or have joint finances).
Also figure out how much you want to save and what your future goals are together.
Since arguments about money can lead to divorce or the end of a relationship, it’s important to get financial problems in order so that you can avoid these fights.