It boils down to this: You should have the money conversation if marriage is where your relationship is headed.It is stated as the number one reason why some relationships break up.
We eventually learned that we had to honestly address each other’s values and concerns. Then we had to actually implement the agreements we came up with. All the love in the world isn’t going to solve that problem.
Money problems will beach your love boat whether or not you fight about them, ignore them or lie to yourself and tell yourself that everything is fine and/or will work out.
There is a lot at stake when it comes to money and your relationship.
My experience tells me that you can never be happy with another person if there is wide disagreement on money and/or disconnects between shared values and actions.
The statistics are a good argument for those people who say that it is time to redefine what marriage looks like.
The institute of marriage is shifting all the time with couples now choosing to clearly define it on their terms.
The word on the street is that fewer women are getting married due to the fact that more men are unemployed, making them less desirable to marry.
There are now more women deciding that being single is just fine with them due to what they see as slim pickings.
See this as a positive way to get this conversation going between the two of you ahead of time.
On your part, you have to tackle your thoughts about money.