Money is one of the biggest causes of relationship strain, but it can be a fatal problem if one partner is lying to the other one about finances, so how can you spot the signs and how at risk are you?
Betrayal can be the nail in the coffin for any relationship, but it’s not always affairs of the heart that can lead to a loss of trust and ultimately a breakdown of a marriage or partnership.
Research by law firm Slater & Gordon shows that millions of us are lying to our partners about how much we spend, how much we owe and also what we’re doing with joint accounts.
On the other side of the coin, millions of us also suspect our partners are cheating on us financially.
So how much damage can be done to a relationship, how can you spot the signs, what debts are you liable for in a partnership and what legally can happen if a relationship or marriage ends?
And if you are just starting in your relationship how can you safeguard your money?
Anastasia de Waal from Family Lives talks about the impact of financial affairs, Paul Crayston from National Debtline tells you the ins and outs of how to get your money matters under control if you are keeping things from your partner and Caroline Watson from Slater & Gordon on what you’re liable for in a relationship breakdown and what you can do to protect yourself.