July 23, 2003
If you and your significant other argue over money, you’re not alone. Money is the number one issue couples fight over, and it’s also the number one problem couples cite as their reason for divorcing. Arguments about money usually have nothing to do with money, as Dr. Phil helps the following couples realize.
Married to Mr. Cheap
Aldine says her husband, Alan’s, obsession with always trying to save a buck, “embarrasses me. He is the cheapest man I have ever met … We fight all the time. Dr. Phil, please help us!”
Robert says his wife, Cindy’s, shopping habit is “completely out of control.” It’s so bad that even Cindy worries, “I think he’s going to divorce me if I don’t stop my spending. Dr. Phil, can you help?”
Jessica and Keegan have been dating for over a year. Jessica thinks that Keegan should pick up the tab when they go out; Keegan thinks they should split it. Jessica asks, “Dr. Phil, who should pay?”