Emotional intimacy is the key to a healthy marriage and a precondition for developing financial harmony. The secret to creating emotional intimacy in your marriage is for each of you to meet the needs that are most important to the other. Emotional intimacy is key because it produces authentic trust and respect.
Studies show that married people who behave as true financial partners tend to do better financially and emotionally. So if you haven’t already, you and your spouse need to make a commitment to each other to become equal financial partners in your marriage. This can be a verbal or written commitment, whichever suits you best. For some spouses this step of commitment will mean giving up control. For others it will require them to get involved.