Many couples in our society end up breaking up for financial reasons. Often, one of the partners feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to provide. Other times one of the partners does not have good financial habits. They make poor decisions when it comes to managing money. Other times these couples have different lifestyle and expectations. This is basically alright but one needs to learn how to ensure that money does not break up your relationship that could be potentially healthy and loving. The first and most important element is making sure that you understand and recognize why money broke your relationship. You need to make a step back and take accountability for your short comings and the things that you could have done better. Step back and understand your partner’s perspectives, values upbringing and their relationship with money. If you stay centered around your own perspective, you will ultimately keep on making these mistakes over and over again.
The best thing that you can do after a breakup is to learn from the experience. This will help you become a better person and partner. Once you’ve identified what the issue is, you need to come up with a plan to make sure that you develop better habits or more realistic expectations and financial IQ in order to ensure that you won’t do the same mistakes. The best way to develop a clearer plan is to for you to work together with your partner. Take action. It’s not just an intellectual exercise but about building positive patterns and habits in your daily routine to become that improved version of you.