One of the worst things that you and your man can argue about is money. Not only does this create a rift in your relationship, but according to Science Daily, it may also be a predictor of separation and divorce.

Kansas State University Assistant Professor Sonya Britt and her team based the study on data from approximately 4,500 couples who took part in the National Survey of Families and Households. They found that arguments based on finances are more intense and last longer than other relationship tiffs. Couples also tend to use “harsher language” when they fight about money problems.

"You can measure people's money arguments when they are very first married. It doesn't matter how long ago it was, but when they were first together and already arguing about money, there is a good chance they are going to have poor relationship satisfaction," says Britt.

Although divorce is not yet legal in the Philippines, ruined relationships and marriages due to money problems are very real. To avoid breaking up over money, Britt recommends having open and honest dialogues about your finances. If you can, consult a financial planner prior to marriage in order to get a good idea on how to manage your earnings and expenses fairly. Most of all, trust each other. Your relationship is more valuable than any amount in your savings account.

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