Money were, are and they will be one of the biggest issues to be discussed in a relationship. Should a couple merge their finances as soon as they move together or should they remain financially independent? Marital bliss should definitely not extend to money. There are a large number of ways in which a couple can split the bills and yet keep their own incomes in separate accounts.
“But why is this important?” you may ask. This is a really good question.
Without any doubt, money are a huge stressor in a relationship. Money are the main reason of argument between men and women who decide to merge their finances. As we all know, relying on a mutual income doesn’t sound as appealing as having your own savings and being independent. Probably, that is another reason why a couple should be independent financially. By doing this, you will not only avoid a large number of arguments, but you will also feel more secure in your relationship.
Creating a budget together when it comes to bills is the way to go!
Once you learn how to manage your expenses as a couple, you will not only have the financial security you both need, but you will also learn the importance of sharing with boundaries.
It is of a vital importance that both of you have autonomy in your finances in order to learn how to share. As a result of maintain separate accounts, you will learn how to respect each other’s work and career more, and you will improve your general life as a couple.
Being willing to lead to a mutual agreement will improve your relationship and will lead to better communication between the couple. So is it important to be financially independent in a relationship? Absolutely yes, but it is not mandatory. Each one has the right to decide what’s better for himself and its partner. On a personal note, I think that being financially independent might improve your perspective on certain relationship aspects.