The economy and love like two things from different worlds. The first is pragmatic, the second ideal. However, within a relationship, these two elements are very close.
To what extent interfere with each other? Is the economy is able to vary the intensity of love? There are two aspects of the couple who are the pillars of power within the relationship. Sex and money. In many relationships, traditionally, it has played a confrontation of these two powers. The woman was the mistress of sex and handling, the man brought the money and administered.
Today, things have changed. The balance love, sex, money is much more equitable.
Lots of money, lots of love
This equation is easy. If there are no economic problems and no love, every relationship, in principle, should work perfectly. Nothing would distract members of the couple to enjoy outings, indulge with gifts, share interests without concern.
Much money, little love
There are times when a healthy domestic economy is not an aid relationship. It is true that money helps to be happy but not replace, in any way, to love. Love can not be bought. You can pay for sex. You can pay to have a company. You can not pay because love is not a voluntary feeling.
Love is involuntary, unexpected and often unwelcome. We fell less thoughtful people in the strangest situations. There is little money can deal with the true love.
Little money, little love?
The economic crisis that began in the US in 2007 caused many couples, married or not, faced a new challenge in their relationships. Economic hardship and money management can be the cause of many serious conflicts.
Speaking of money within the framework of the couple is very uncomfortable. But it is much healthier to talk about it and put the cards on the table. Thus there is a clear line between the practical aspect of affective. Leave this subject without speaking, especially in times of economic crisis, is the most effective way to cause an argument over money within the couple.
The current economic recession is causing that about 43% of American couples often argue about money.
The most important problem is not the obvious: the difficulty to acquire and pay for materials and livelihood assets. The problem, within couples, begins to be in the imbalance of economic power in the couple.
If one of the two becomes unemployed may feel that the other, it brings money, has the power to decide on all issues related to household finances. That’s when frictions and resentments appear.
A lot of couples hide their purchases from their partner to avoid confrontation, they begin to lie about little things that are undermining confidence and desirable openness in a relationship. The pressure for lack of money leads to problems of communication, negative stress in the family, anguish and loneliness. Result? Couple crisis.
Little money, much love
“Money comes and goes”. That has always said, and it is true. As it is a fact that an economic crisis is a problem, keep in mind that we must address the issue, not to worry.
That is, money is one of the taboo topics in the couple, but the only way that does not get in the middle of a relationship is clearly bring it to light. Talk and discuss finances openly between the two is absolutely necessary and, once made, tension disappears instantly no matter how severe the economic problem we have. The couple joined more to tackle the crisis instead of letting the crisis spread.