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You’re married and you handle the money in your family. Your spouse likes it that way, as money has just never been their thing.

But lately, things have gotten out of hand. Your finances are in trouble,

Should you keep your partner in the dark?

No.

And as much as you hate the thought, you don’t want to keep him in the dark any longer. It isn’t helping him and I’m sure it isn’t helping you.

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I recently read a book about air safety that reminded me of married money. See if you agree.

In his book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell describes a problem Korean Air had with an excessive number of fatal crashes in the 1980s and 90s. During that period, their “loss rate” was 17 times higher than their American counterparts. By 1999, Gladwell reports that Delta Air Lines and Air France suspended their flying partnership with Korean Air over the issue.

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If you find that you and your spouse argue a lot about money, the good news is that you aren’t unique. Approximately half of all divorces can be traced to money problems.

I am crazy in love with the woman I married thirty-two years ago. But, hooo-weee have we had some knock-down, drag-out fights. (OK, for the record, she has never knocked me down or dragged me out. That was just a figure of speech.)