One of the number one reasons that people (especially women) stay in an un-happy and loveless marriage is due to financial stability, or fear of lack there of. Whether it’s due to not having a fulltime job, accumulating too much debt within the marriage, or for a number of other possible reasons, it’s important to weigh the price in which you are paying. You can choose to suffer for years and years for the benefit of financial stability, but pay the cost of your happiness, which will effect anyone and everyone in your life, even if you don’t intend to. The other option? Take charge of your finances and have faith that with the right plan, you will find yourself in a much better place, and at a lesser cost, than your happiness.
Think about your spouse as well. Is it selfish to “fake” your way through a marriage? Are you only cheating yourself out of the valuable feeling of freedom and happiness? Believe that you have power. Believe that you hold control and take charge right now! Choose to make it happen and it will. Sure, it might be hard, but only at first. In due time, you will look back and it will just be a phase in your life that was hard, but worth it in the end.
Here is a quick infographic guide that will walk you through some basic, but important steps to gain your financial stability!