Helping Couples Address Financial IssuesAccording to researchers, money is one of the top five sources of conflict for couples. The others are time, sex, child rearing and in-laws. The charge of Marriage/Relationship Education (MRE) practitioners is to teach couples how to manage conflict of any nature.

With the right skills, no matter what the conflict is, the couple should be able to manage it. Research shows that what separates those who get a divorce from those who stay together is not their problems. It is the couple’s inability to manage the conflict (arguing, fussing, and fighting) that results from problems. If a couple learns to manage conflict, they can endure just about anything. If they do not manage the conflict, the conflict will manage them.