10. You Should Compromise How You Spend Your Money
Let’s be clear: nobody should be dictating what you can and can’t do with the money you earn. Relationships where one person controls all the finances and leaves the other person financially dependent on them, even when that person earns a living, tend to be toxic.
But if you’re serious about building a future with someone, you have to take them into account when it comes to spending.
It’s not fair to spend all your paychecks at Sephora when you’re supposed to be saving for a house together, the same way it wouldn’t be fair for them to put all their paychecks toward weekends partying it up.
9. You Shouldn’t Compromise Your Financial Security
While you should keep your partner in mind when trying to organize your finances, if the relationship is serious, it’s probably not a great idea to stay in a financially insecure position for them. For example, if you’re living together and they won’t contribute to rent or mortgage repayments, that could put you under strain.
Money is something every serious couple should talk about and make sure they’re on the same page with before they agree to take things further. Money isn’t more important than love, but in most cases, love isn’t worth feeling stressed over not being able to pay the bills.