Few things cause conflict between a couple like debt
Long-term relationships are built on a foundation of trust, openness and a willingness to meet your other half’s needs (such as listening to their work gripes or handing over the remote when the big match is on telly).
Very often however, couples can’t see eye to eye on an array of important things, one of them being how to deal with problem debt.
Recently we spoke to a lady called Brenda (not her real name) who desperately wanted our help with the debts she and her partner had. Unfortunately, her partner was not ready to seek debt advice, something that Brenda was very upset about.
We were interested to know how our followers on Facebook would feel about this, so we asked them: What would you advise Brenda to do in this situation?
As always, our Facebook community gave us lots to think about!
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Don’t let debt ruin Christmas for you and your partner
Far from being the most wonderful time of the year, for some people Christmas can be the most harrowing, especially if you’re worrying about debt. Everyone seems to have their hand out, no one seems to want to help with Christmas dinner, and every little annoyance seems a hundred times bigger.
All that stress has many couples bickering over the most trivial things. Little spats are normal, but everyday rows can indicate trouble. If this sounds familiar then you may need advice from Relate, the UK’s leading relationship counselling service.
You might ask, what do relationships have to do with your finances? Relate have found that 80% of their clients are dealing with money worries. They then take their worries out on their partner, which just makes things worse.
We’ve put together a list of Relate’s best relationship remedies to help you stick together this Christmas and beyond…
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