Every weekend I like to post a question someone sends in and let you readers have a go at it. This week’s question comes from a reader, who would like her husband to be more involved in financial decisions:
I am hoping maybe I can get some feedback from you or maybe the readers of your blog on this; in my marriage I am the one that handles the finances and it’s because I like playing with the money ~ lol!
The problem is that when I do want to talk to my husband about money issues, questions or such he gets annoyed with me and wants to have nothing to do with the conversation. I know that the reason he does this is because our money problems, mostly the lack of money, really makes him feel like he isn’t providing for his family the way he should.
I have never made him feel like our financial situation is his fault, but I do feel that as the head of the household he should be somewhat involved and its nice to talk to him about these things because you can’t go to your BFF and discuss something as personal as money.
Can I get him to stop feeling like money problems are his fault or is this something that I’m just never going to be able to talk with him about?
What do you think? How can she better involve her husband in talking about finances?