Financial problems are definitely one of the leading causes of marriages faltering, in South Africa and around the world.
Often, relationship issues between a husband and wife can be solved with hard work, dedication and the right counselling and advice. When there are money problems in the mix, though, it is that much harder to save the marriage.
Many couples only really talk about money when they don’t have any. These discussions can easily descend into arguments that can ultimately lead to a complete breakdown in communication and a relationship that is damaged beyond repair.
Moving away from an over-indebted situation to one where all the bills are paid and there is money left over to invest for the future makes it so much easier for couples to resolve any other issues as they arise.
If you are in debt as a couple, it is very possible that you built up that debt together. It makes sense then for you to tackle your debts and start improving your financial situation together.
When you have a common understanding of what needs to be done and are working as a team to improve things, you will feel closer and more bonded with a sense of hope for the future. If you do it right, sorting out your money issues together will probably actually strengthen your marriage.
Get Some Help to Move from Problem to Solution
This five-week online training course is presented by Gary Kayle, Money Coach™ and founder of The Money School, a financial education organisation that is widely respected and endorsed by Moneyweb, South Africa’s leading source of investment information.
During the course, Gary teaches couples how to change their financial situation for the better. He also explains the process that he, and his wife Debbie, followed to get out of debt and start building their life of Wealthy Ever After together.