Yours, Mines, and Ours: How Do Married Couples Learn To Share?

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One of the most challenging things for individuals to learn when they join together in marriage is how to share. What happens if you only have one car? Do you juggle schedules so that nobody has to take public transportation? If you only have one television, do you agree on what to watch? Do you close your personal bank account and operate from a joint bank account in paying household bills in order to cut down on monthly maintainence fees? How do you share space in one closet?  if you're considering marriage, how do you find out if your spouse-to-be is selfish with his or her possessions? How you fairly divide space in your home to insure mutual privacy? How do you feel about sharing things your car? Are you trusting enough to share your credit cards, bank accounts, and computer passwords, with your spouse?   If you believe your relationship is headed toward marriage, how do you merge your possessions from "yours" and "mines" to "ours"? Today we help couples with the challenge of sharing, particularly if these are not skills learned in the homes in which they were raised.

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