Money and love: What would you change about your partner if you could?

Newlyweds Kelly Goudie and Simon Garrick walk along the promenade after getting married at Festival House, Blackpool's new wedding venue on the promenade on January 12, 2012 in Blackpool, England. Kelly Goudie and Simon Garrick are the first couple to be married at the new futuristic GBP 3 million register office on the revamped 'People's Promenade'. The venue also contains a visitor centre and restaurant.

A 2009 study by Jeffrey Dew, faculty fellow at the National Marriage Project and an assistant professor of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University, found that couples who argue about money once a week were 30 percent more likely to divorce over time than couples who reported disagreeing about finances just a few times per month.

We're collecting stories and moments that drive you crazy when it comes to your partner and money. Here's a few responses we've received so far:

What could you change financially about your partner if you could? Let us know in the comments or email us.

And if you need more help when it comes to money in your relationships, here are a few stories from our archives:

Marriage and money: Tips before you walk down the aisle
Hiding money from your spouse, for the sake of the marriage
Money & relationships: When you can't just hug it out

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