A. Here are 4 signs that indicate a couple might not have the best financial relationship -
- Argue, but never resolve, a financial issue. It's okay to have an argument, but a sign of trouble if an issue never resolves and worse becomes destructive to one another.
- Play the blame game. Blame the other person indicates lack of recognition of the person's own contribution to the problem and the couple could do things differently to resolve the problem.
- One person dominates everything. When only one partner contributes and dominates the whole planning process, it could be a sign of power and control dynamic which prohibits the other partner from participating.
- Display uncontrollable worry, fear, anxiety or depressive symptoms around money. Either one or both partners display such symptoms are good indications of the need for external help.
How can you find a good financial therapist?
You can start by searching the Financial Therapy Association which has a nationwide network of providers.