If you think splurging on a new diamond ring or luxury car will help improve your marriage, think again.
A Brigham Young University study
found couples with two materialistic spouses were worse off on nearly every measure. Following behind were couples with one materialistic spouse.
Couples who claimed money was not important to them, however, were lucky in love: They scored 10 to 15 percent better on marriage stability and other measures of relationship quality than couples with one or two materialistic spouses.
Interestingly, it didn’t matter how much money they had, but how much value they put on money. In the study, couples who were better off financially but admitted to having “a strong love of money” found that money was a bigger source of conflict.
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