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Dealing With Financial Tensions in Relationships

Make discussions productive with some simple (but not easy) ways to get to the heart of financial conflict.

By Samantha Lamas

Everyone has an emotional relationship with money that's complex, lifelong, and rarely examined. That's why the conflicts that arise when adding a person to this mix are not surprising. In any financial decision, when there are two people involved, each person's emotional relationships with money must be considered, and this can lead to some interesting communication challenges.