Cheating continues to be a problem many couples face. For some what constitutes as actual cheating varies blurring the lines between playing with fire and actually getting burned. But cheating isn’t always sexual. Some couples struggle to get over the aftermath of an emotional affair. And then there are those dealing with the fallout behind a spouse who was financially unfaithful. In case you weren’t aware, it’s possible to cheat on your spouse financially too. You may be surprised to learn that you already have. This notion comes from Your Tango; recently they posted the question “are you financially cheating on your spouse?” With many marriages struggling and even ending over financial woes perhaps this concept isn’t all that farfetched. The article also notes that some see financial cheating to be just as bad as sexual infidelity and even as a segue to such. Take a look at some of the signs that you’re a financial cheater:
Trust is key to a successful relationship and being honest about finances is a part of maintaining the trust you and your spouse have established. I’ve heard of couples where one doesn’t tell their spouse about a secret stash of money or won’t give them access to it because they know their spouse has poor money management habits. And some encourage spouses to keep a “rainy day” fund tucked away in the event their relationship ends in divorce. What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe it’s possible to cheat on your spouse financially? For more on financial infidelity as well as tips to overcome it, visit Your Tango.
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