I, on the other hand, love saving money. Ever since I was young my parents taught me how to use coupons, wait for sale items or negotiate a better price. I learned that over time, those dollars add up to significant savings.
I’m not the only person who’s more frugal than my spouse. Many couples struggle with differences in how to spend or save money. Two of the main reasons most people get divorced are communication issues and financial problems.
“Conflicts about money are one of the top three reasons couples seek therapy,” says Joyce Marter, licensed psychotherapist and author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.