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25 January 2013

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Tabitha

I can definitely see this issue at play in my marriage. I was raised lower middle class with 6 siblings and dh was upper middle class and an only child. He is more adamant about kids being involved in activities than I am (ballet, gymnastics, etc). All of my activities were school related (band for example, but I played a school-owned instrument). His parents were able to pay for college and law school, while my parents had no savings for us (though most of us have 4 year degrees and 3 have grad degrees). Dh wants to do the same for our kids and we've saved diligently since the birth of each. But the reality of rising costs and 7 kids is that we can help but probably not pay for it all. I can think of others areas such as travel, repairs, clothes shopping, and food shopping where our differences show, as well. It hasn't caused friction, but we are aware our backgrounds in money matters is vastly different and we work to take the best of what each offers in terms of skills and mindset.

bearing

"... we are aware our backgrounds in money matters is vastly different and we work to take the best of what each offers in terms of skills and mindset."

This is a really nice way to look at it.

Amber

There are a number of unhappy marriages and divorces on my side of the family... And infidelity too. It creates some difficult emotions inside my head at times, and makes me overreact to certain situations. I am at least aware of it now though and I try to keep it in check... But I sometimes wonder if it will ever go away!

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