Many Americans have magical thinking when it comes to the intersection of their hearts and wallets. Unhealthy attitudes about love and money are fueled from an early age. Young children are told classic fairy tales, such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The morale of these stories is a woman should wait to be emotionally and financially rescued by her prince, and to be an attractive man, you need to be filthy rich. In reality, partners need to work together to make, manage and invest their money.
Sounds simple, but it's complicated.
Money represents more than dollars and cents and frequently is used to express feelings in relationships. It can be given to express love, power and respect or withheld to punish, control or humiliate. It's no wonder adults fall into money traps when it comes to love.