Foundations for Strong Families 201. Communication


As illustrated in Figure 4, healthy communication between two partners is essential to the success of a marriage. Avoidance of certain topics, like finances or credit history, may indicate hidden issues and concerns about acceptance. Money can be a difficult topic, especially talking about different cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds, the meaning of money and spending styles. Without addressing the topic of money, the relationship and finances may suffer.10 Conflict resolution, whether with a specific partner or a creditor or both, can be a key to improving financial and relationship situations.

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