Money is one of the top reasons people divorce, and even before marriage it can prove a complicated area to navigate for couples who live together. Even couples from similar financial backgrounds are likely to have a little bit of income disparity, so it's crucial to reach a mutual agreement about how you approach shared costs before tensions mount.
Of course, every relationship and set of circumstances are unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finances in a relationship. The most important factor is that both partners communicate and come to a comfortable mutual agreement, because if you don't have that - there's trouble in paradise.
Speaking of trouble in paradise, in a recent post on the Am I The A*shole subreddit, a woman shared how her relationship has become tense since she inherited a windfall of $4 million dollars.
AITA for telling my boyfriend he isn’t entitled to my inheritance?