money problems in marriage

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5 Signs It’s Not Too Late to Fix Your Relationship

Is it time to walk away or keep moving ahead? The key to learning how to fix a ruined relationship is to learn essential truths about restoration and reconciliation. These five signs will give you insight into your relationship, yourself, and your partner. You may hear echoes of your own relationship in this reader’s comment: “I feel my husband and I may […]

How to Deal With Your Money Problems

These practical and emotional tips for dealing with money problems will help you cope with the stress of financial debt. Some of my suggestions are practical tips on how to deal with money problems; others are emotional ways to flow through this stage of your life. In The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom, Michelle Singletary […]

When Your Wife Maxes the Credit Cards and Depletes Your Bank Account

What happens to a marriage when your wife almost bankrupts you? A husband describes how he survived financial infidelity in his marriage and offers tips for couples in similar situations. “The worst thing I ever survived was the financial infidelity of my wife, which to this day remains a life-changing experience,” says Ray. “When it comes to finances in marriage, […]

What Happens to Your Ex-Husband’s Social Security Benefits

After the divorce, asked a reader, what happens to my ex-husband’s social security benefits? Here’s what my research tells me… “I was married for 21 years,” says Jill in response to How to Manage Money After Divorce. “Will I still get my ex-husband’s social security if I change my name back to my maiden name?” Yes, according to my online searches for social […]

Is the First Year of Marriage the Hardest?

A reader asked about how to be married on 4 Ways to Create Love and Peace in an Unhappy Marriage. Here’s her question, and my thoughts on the first year of marriage… “My husband and I have been married for just over a year,” says Michelle. “I recently told him I feel emotionally empty and more like we are good […]

When Your Husband Uses Money to Control You

Money is a powerful force in a relationship, especially when husbands use money to control their wives. If you’re being controlled by your husband’s money, you need to think about making in your life. “My boyfriend of almost 10 years is always making excuses for everything he does and then blaming me,” says Alison on Why Does He Do That? Inside the […]