Finding a partner in the exact same financial position as you is impossible. You’re not gonna have the same spending habits, the same degree, the same salary, AND the same debt history all at the same time. Considering your parents and upbringing will also have had a huge influence on your attitudes to money, your individual financial situation becomes even more complex.
Since our finances are the result of so many variables, it’s perfectly natural and healthy for you and bae to come from completely different financial backgrounds. But despite your many differences, it’s vital that you share some common ground.
Although your pasts may differ, if you want your relationship to stand the test of time, you need to have similar dreams for the future, similar morals and similar priorities. Otherwise, you may find yourself in a relationship with someone who stunts your growth and prevents you from following your dreams and achieving your full potential. Here are 5 signs your partner’s holding you back financially.