After reading this article about 10 couples talking about their money sent over by reader Hela, I am extremely glad that I have the kind of money relationship I do.
Some are truly unhappy and it breaks my heart reading things like this:
The main reason we’re together is because of our son, so he can have a stable upbringing.
It’s not the best relationship in the world. I feel as if I’m not a valid partner in the relationship.
As I mentioned before, I was a money idiot in past relationships which has since formed my opinion of how I want the household expenses to be split.
I pay 50% of everything we have jointly which includes rent, food, cooking equipment, anything for the house that we share and so on.
Anything else of my money, is mine to spend as I see fit.
For me, it’s the only fair way to be in a relationship considering my past.