Love, sex, dating and money? Relationship Advice, video below.
Today’s Kiss and Tell Report.
Dear Abiola, I have a new girlfriend and we definitely feel like we’re in love. The relationship is just getting started and she already asked if she could borrow money from me. Should I lend her the money? What should I do? Help!
Well, if you consider the fact one of the leading causes of divorce is money issues then you know that romance and finance can be a deadly mix. Everyone might get into a sticky wicket (trouble) at some point in their lives and need a bailout. What concerns me here is the fact that this is a new girlfriend whom you just started dating and she is already asking you for money. That is definitely a relationship red flag.
A good personal policy is that love and lending money do not mix. If you can afford to, then you should GIVE money to people you care about instead of lending it. Lenders and borrowers today, frenemies tomorrow. The issue is expectations. Expectations are pre-planned resentments.
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I’m Abiola Abrams, Love Journalist & Lifestyle Passionista. Come play with me on twitter @abiolatv and The Passionista Playbook and Blog TV where trending love, sex, dating and relationship topics include: My Boyfriend is Best Friends with His Ex Girlfriend, Should I Get Back Together With My Ex Boyfriend, Can Relationships Between Religions Work, and Waiting for Sex: How do I Tell Him? You may also want to check out Who Should Pay on Dates?