Arguing with your spouse is normal. Do you find that, however, conversations about money gets a bit heated, more than usual? And if yes, do you know how to handle money disagreements with your partner in a way that doesn’t end in tears or slammed doors?
Then please stick around. In the video below I outline 3 simple ways you can start doing today to have more productive conversations, whether or not you two view money the same way. These are ways I personally used for many years when I found that my husband and I would often disagree (sometimes for seemingly trivial reasons) about what we believe to be true about our money (aka our money mindset).
Here’s a quick recap of the video:
- Arguing with your spouse is a good thing! It shows that you two are at least willing to air out your feelings and be honest with each other. Having money disagreements just means you’re a normal couple, with normal issues you two need to work on. It’s called being in a relationship!
- If you really have opposing beliefs, try to stop talking about money altogether. You two need some space to calm down before you can come back together to talk about it. If you have heated conversations and you’re already mad at each other, there really is no point in talking.
- Focus on talking about common life goals. Again, don’t bring money into it, just find a way to get common ground first. You’ll be surprised at how fast the conversation can flow from there.
- When you feel ready, bring money into the conversation and how it can serve all of your goals together as a couple. You’d be surprised at how much in common you actually have, even if it seems at first that you two might have opposing views on money.
I’d love to know: how have you handled money disagreements with your partner in the past?
As always, I’m so grateful you take the time to watch my videos or read the blog and ask questions. I’m truly blessed to be able to help, even in the smallest capacity. I also love answering any money questions, so click here to ask me a question, and you may see yours in a video coming to a screen near you!