Relationships based on lovePosted on February 3rd, 2013 under Wealth of Advice
By Francisco J. Colayco
The best relationships are based on love at any time of the year and I am not only talking of the romantic love we usually celebrate in February. As we all know, there are many kinds of love and if you look for the types of love in an Internet Search Engine, you will see many articles that give the range of types of love anywhere from two to fifteen!!!
I like the Bible Study that condenses love to four types: 1) physical love (sexual), 2) supportive (caring) love, 3) friendship (supportive) love, 4) Supreme (God) love.
The last thing we think about when we talk about love is money. But really, lack of capability to manage money is one of the big reasons why most of the different types of love fall apart. Except of course, Supreme love, which is the “Almighty God” by whatever name you call Him in your religion, will always accept and forgive us. With Him, money does not matter. However, since we would want to live a life worthy of our God, we will have to deal with money. Notice that those who have money have a choice to spend their time doing good and paying homage to God. Those who are working very hard to make ends meet unfortunately forget or can’t find time to attend to their spiritual concerns.
Everything starts from the family that brings up children with the right money attitude. This does not happen overnight. Families who can talk about money naturally are more likely to understand each other better and stay grounded. Parents and their children have to develop this ability. Parents develop this ability from the moment they meet each other as single persons to be friends and to eventually enter marriage.
Whether you are male or female, think about this even from the time that you start dating and especially when you become more serious with your partner. Of course, you should not be so obvious as to ask direct questions immediately. Your friend might just run away from you as quickly as possible! You can just be observant first on how your friend spends and behaves with money. As you become closer and more serious, you can find ways of understanding how your friend budgets and manages his/her money. Again you don’t want to be so obvious. Just be more observant.
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