Do you have financial intimacy with your partner?

I define financial intimacy as,

“Being able to work together and share your thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants with your partner about money in a safe space where you feel like you are being heard and that your needs are being reasonably met.”

It’s NOT…

  • Feeling intimidated to bring up the subject of money
  • Feeling criticized or ridiculed about your money decisions, money questions, etc.
  • Being dishonest about money management with one another

So, what part of financial intimacy does your relationship need to work on? Which part is your relationship very strong on?

Popular Articles about Financial Intimacy:

Marriage and Money: A whole page dedicated to how to increase your financial intimacy

Money Issues in Marriage, and how to deal with them

Dealing with Financial Dishonesty in Marriage

What 5 Years of Marriage Taught me about Couple’s Money


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