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Couples and Income Differences

No two people will always earn the same amount of money, and it has been a sticking point in many long term relationships. The issue...

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Avoiding All Arguments

There are many advantages to remaining single, and avoiding arguments with a partner is one of the best. If there is no partner, there is...

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Relationships

A Peaceful Break from Dating

When a person has had enough, they will leave a relationship where there is nothing but criticism and arguments. They may decide to take a...

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Relationships

Building Confidence to Leave

A person in a bad relationship often stays far too long. One of the biggest reasons for this is their lack of confidence in their...

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Relationships

Not So Constructive Criticism

There are many couples that cannot agree on issues. They have arguments over what is to be done, how it will be paid for and...

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Relationships

Freedom from Arguments

Many people leave a relationship where arguments were the only thing they had in common with their partner. The thought of beginning a new relationship...

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Many arguments in relationships are centered on the topic of money. This is true even in households where income is plentiful. In the vast majority of relationships, partners control different facets of their lives. For a person that is highly organized, purchasing decisions are often easy. A person that is able to fix almost anything may make decisions on repairs to the home and vehicle. Both parties have control over selected items, but each partner generally agrees how their money will be spent.

A partner that spends much more money than normal is often a controlling partner. This person believes they are the only decision maker in the household. They spend money to show their partner who is really the boss. This is an unhealthy relationship for both people, and it often leads to arguments about priorities. The controlling partner has only the priority to demonstrate they are in control. They do not truly care about their partner, only their ability to control them.