This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.
Outwardly my life seems quite the thing: I travel a bit for work, I am known for any number of feats, and I garner a certain amount of attention whenever I embark on a new project. But beneath that glamorous façade is impecunious me. And three times a year or so, things come to a head.
You may not be able to control the economy or every aspect of your own finances, but you can take control of your attitude and find a great deal of power within your own mentality, integrity, and emotional intelligence.
The idea of a wife being the primary or sole breadwinner is a relatively new one (though a new study shows that over half of American women are household breadwinners), but speaking as that sole earner: I don't like it.
More marriages have problems due to finances than infidelity. You need to remember that you are partners in more than just love. You are business partners also and the financial aspect of your partnership needs be established.