A new study by Merrill Lynch looks at our relationship with finance and romance.
Love & Money is a new MarketWatch series looking at how issues surrounding money impact our relationships with significant others, friends and family.
Does the size of your partner’s bank account matter?
People are more realistic than romantic by the time they wed, Abby Rodman, a psychotherapist in Boston, told MarketWatch. “We’re living in a time when people are waiting longer to get married,” she said. “Today, both genders are closing in on 30 by the time they tie the knot. If they’ve already experienced a long-term, ‘head over heels’ relationship before marriage, they’ve also learned that those crazy in love feelings do subside over time.” She described this as a “somber maturity.”