Merging finances isn’t only reserved for marriage. Couples that live together might benefit too. But there’s a wrong and right way to do it. “Money can represent both power and security in relationships, making it a challenging, but necessary, issue for couples to navigate,” Zoe Coetzee, EliteSingles’ in-house psychologist told Bustle.
Seventy percent of women and 79 percent of men find fiscal responsibility in a partner appealing according to a survey by EliteSingles. This suggests money matters and love need to be mixed cautiously. Most modern couples now make financial decisions together, (thanks, feminism!) but they need to communicate to avoid broken hearts.