By Jenna Bagcal

There are many factors in relationships that can cause a break-up or divorce, including infidelity, lack of attention to your partner, and money. The latter reason is what reality TV star Bethenny Frankel cited as “the root of all evil,” according to UsMagazine.com. The star of The Real Housewives of New York City appeared on Watch What Happens Next in a half-hour special with Andy Cohen. Frankel spoke about her celebrity divorce and how money affected her relationship and love life with celebrity ex Jason Hoppy.

These celebrity exes aren’t short on drama! What are some ways that you and your partner can compromise on financial  issues?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Money can affect your relationship like it did for these celebrity exes, especially if you don’t know how to properly manage it. But Cupid has some great advice for how not to let money get in the way of your relationship with your partner:

1. Learn to budget: Budgeting finances is one of the most fiscally responsible things that couples can do. Setting aside specific amounts for utilities, groceries, electricity, and other essentials will ensure that you won’t be taking cold showers in the dark on a winter morning. Keeping track of the money that you use each month can also help you and your partner see how much money you have to spare — maybe for that couple’s trip to Paris?

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2. Get your priorities straight: In a financially stable relationship, couples learn how to utilize their money for their priorities before all else. That means making sure that all your bills are paid before buying that designer handbag or the 60-inch flatscreen television. Knowing how to prioritize will help you and your significant other avoid money problems and debt.

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3. Save money whenever possible: Whether it’s choosing to cook a meal at home instead of eating out, or getting some cool new threads at a thrift shop, saving money now will do your relationship wonders in the long run. Saving money can also bolster your creativity in your relationship and bring you and your partner closer together as your find new ways to spend time together using less money.

What are some compromises that you and your partner have made about money? How did it affect your relationship? Share your experiences below!