Money problems -- Divorce?

United States
September 22, 2007 3:41pm CST
Are financial disagreements a good reason to divorce or split up? I'm not saying you're arguing about shopping at a discount store vs. high-end - I'm talking about disagreeing on whether or not you should save period. And how much to save, why you should save it, whether or not you should have separate accounts or not, etc. Should major financial decision-making that leads to disagreement and no resolution end in divorce?
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@talisman (1308)
• United States
22 Sep 07
No, of course not. Money issues can be a major source of arguments and disagreements in a marriage, but that doesn't mean you should get a divorce instead of working them out. When you marry someone, you vow to stick with them through anything and everything, not run off at the first sign of a tough problem. Ideally, couples should talk about finances, saving, etc. and how they feel about each BEFORE getting married. Unfortunately, too many people are in a rush to get married before taking care of everything that's important. If you're already married and have these problems, there can be a resolution, you just may need to work harder to get it. If things have been discussed with no solution, try talking to a financial advisor. They can help put things into perspective. Not only that, though, they come from an unbiased view who has no bearing in your arguments and disagreements. Also, always be willing to compromise. A relationship will never survive if the people in it aren't willing to compromise.