This is a question for the members who have had successful relationships long term: How do two people handle finances when they come together to form a union? What if there is credit disparity and cash flow disparity between them? Is it reasonable for one partner to handle paying the bills or should this be a joint project? How to handle conflicts over money and income? How do you know when your partner is a workaholic? Should partners equally support and take an interest in the other's financial well being, or should this area be private and a self-responsibility? How to define financial abuse between partners? During a period of early parenting when one partner remains at home what are the financial obligations of that partner?