Marriage Investment: My favorite budget category
First, thank you for your input on last weeks post: “To sell or not to sell the car.” My husband and I have decided NOT to sell the car. We strongly dislike the idea that we wouldn’t be getting the full value for the Subie if we sold it since it’s damaged.
Any relationship takes work and effort, and there are many available resources out there to help with marriage. After being married 3 months, we decided to go to a “Love and Respect” conference. We didn’t go because we were having marital problems, we went because we wanted to be prepared if we were to run into any normal marriage issues in the future. The “Love and Respect conference is awesome and I would highly recommend it to any soon-to-be or married couple. It gave us a renewed sense of understanding and communication that we use every time we have an issue. One of the neat things about this conference is that there was one couple who had been married one day that attended, and another who had been married 60 years!!!
Living the frugal lifestyle makes you evaluate where you spend and invest your money. One of our biggest priorities is our relationship, so it’s fun being able to regularly contribute to our “marriage” budget category and seeing what kinds of classes, books, trips and conferences we can attend as preventative “treatment” for our marriage. It’s similar to taking a multivitamin every day, you do it so that you can prevent getting sick and low on electrolytes. You do it to maintain your health. Same thing applies to us, we do it to constantly maintain and improve our “marriage health.”
Questions for you: What do you do to maintain your relationship or marriage? Do you constantly invest in it? Why or why not?
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