Newly married couple on their wedding day.

“Combining finances can build your relationship. Taking this step gives a couple the chance to learn more about each other and develop skills that support a healthy union, says Lisa Marie Bobby, PhD, LP, LMFT, BCC. When couples combine finances, they must communicate, negotiate, compromise, be honest, [and] have consideration and empathy for each other’s desires even if they’re different than their own.”

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