Fighting over money issues is not a great surprise. I’ve written about this before. Why? Because we all must deal with money every day of our lives, like it or not. It is in our face all the time. We don’t have to confront other issues like sex, drugs and nuclear war on a daily basis; however, even if you are not spending money at this very minute, your rent or mortgage bill is in the mail, your electric bill is calculating and your college debt, even if you don’t think about it, will be there when you wake up in the morning.
Money issues are personal. For many, money is life’s report card and for others, it may be a way to control a relationship. We get blinded by the way we decide to handle money, and we often feel that our approach is the “right” one. When we get that entrenched in our own beliefs, the trouble starts; the recriminations and the fighting begins.