Tera financial atyachaar…
Work towards financial intimacy so as to maintain the relationship with your partner.Updated: Jun 26, 2011 02:15 IST
Financial cheating also generates suspicions. "The wife may think the money goes to a girlfriend who may not even exist. Being transparent about money on the other hand, conveys that your partner is important for you and everything else comes lower down," says psychiatrist Dr Avdesh Sharma. But there may be cases where the spouse has no choice but to save money secretively. "A man who spends on his ageing parents without his wife’s knowledge or a spendthrift’s wife who’s worried about the children’s education hardly has an option. Don’t put such issues under the carpet but discuss it out with your partner," advises the psychiatrist.
Working towards financial intimacy:
Communicate clearly how you want to spend the money. “Once two people come together, ‘my money’ becomes ‘family money’, but a couple can mutually decide what part of their money can be allocated to their exclusive needs,” says Dr Sharma.
“Work out a budget together. Respect each other’s concern and don’t let the trust wither way by maintaining transparency,” says Dr Raheja.
First Published: Jun 25, 2011 16:27 IST