One of the issues couples fight about most is money, and finances are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity. If each person in a relationship has drastically different money behaviors, it can cause a rift in that relationship.
Couples' financial therapy is an important type of counseling for many couples of all ages. In couples' financial therapy, we combine the tools of a marriage counselor and financial planner to ensure you and your partner are on the same page. If you and your partner value clarifying your finances and discussing different economic aims or issues, couples' financial therapy in Denver, CO, may be an excellent option.
What Is Couples' Financial Therapy Like?
Without a common money language, you and your partner cannot communicate openly or without hardship about finances. Money or financial language is how a person views, spends, thinks about, and prioritizes or downplays their money.
Couples' financial therapy can open your eyes to each other's financial behaviors, varying approaches to spending and saving, family circumstances, different backgrounds, and personal financial quirks you and your partner have developed throughout your relationship. Couples' money therapy can help you and your partner agree on how to handle finances together, coexist while working toward shared financial goals, and talk openly about finances.
This type of counseling can also help you and your partner tackle challenges involving:
- Saving vs. spending habits
- Impulsive spending
- Financial infidelity
- Financing goals and planning
- Work through money crises
- Create adaptive budgets
Depending on your unique situation and counselor, you may talk openly about your finances, work on specific exercises as homework, or listen to each other's experiences, feelings, and choices about money. Your financial counselor may also help you make a list of must-haves, determine priorities, compare lists to determine common ground, explore realistic budgets, and more.
Couples' Financial Therapy in Denver, CO
Finances are emotionally loaded, so our counselors strive to help couples create an environment where they can address it and openly communicate. If you and your partner are interested in getting on the same financial page, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. We welcome couples at every stage of their relationships—whether you're dating, newlyweds, or have been together for decades and want to improve your relationship with money and each other.