Married couples agree on open communication and trust as a main basis of their relationship. In an ideal world, couples may have that full trust on their partners that they share and tell everything. But in the real world, there are secrets that some partners prefer to keep. Here are some of them.
Secret Bank Account
According to a survey, about 15 percent of married couples with joint bank accounts may also have a bank account that they kept secret from their spouse. Some partners may have different reasons for this. Some may just be maintaining a personal bank account that they had when they were still single. Some reasons include keeping a fund handy after a divorce, for personal hobbies or for pursuing interests.
Some people do not really tell their spouses exactly how much they earn at work. A survey among couples shows that around 10 percent of married individuals do not disclose their exact earnings to their spouses. They might hide a bonus check or money earned from a side job to spend on themselves. Younger couples are prone to lie about their true earnings, with about 25 percent of people between 18 to 34 years old admitting to lying to their partners about money.
Some people may need to hide certain purchases from their partners. According to another survey, about one in ten people admit to not telling their spouses about certain purchases or misrepresenting their price. The main reason is to avoid conflicts regarding money. But it can have a disastrous effect on a relationship if discovered. Some divorces happen due to the discovery of secret expensive purchases a spouse had made in the past.
Marrying For Money
Many people may marry for love, but there are some who do it for more than that. A certain percentage, both male and female, consider wealth as a reason for marrying. According to a survey, two of three women and half of the men are very willing to marry an average-looking person as long as he or she has money. For the men, the number increases as they get older. Around 40 percent of men in their 20’s will marry for money. For men in their 40’s, around 61 percent will consider money as a reason for getting married.