For many couples money is a touchy topic. There is no one right answer or formula for everyone. How to deal with money situations and what to do if you and your partner are not aligned is a challenge. Therefore, it is important to make an effort to recognize an imbalance, communicate, and make one another feel more comfortable.
For a really strong relationship to thrive, the focus should not be about money. The BALANCE of the relationship (rather than the balance sheet) is what is vital to the flourishing of a marriage. When things get out of balance, trouble brews. The key for all couples is to resist outside pressures of what is expected and create what works for them.
Here are some ideas for you and your partner to discuss on the topic of money.
Discuss your ideas about children and money. Do they earn money through chores, allowance, special projects?
The goal is not that you and your partner agree on everything, but that each partner feels valued, heard, understood and appreciated. Review your financial commitments periodically to see they accurately reflect your present points of view.