It’s difficult enough to manage your own monthly expenses without paying someone else’s bills. A recent survey by CreditCards.com found that 70 percent of women would break off a relationship if their partner lied about their finances, while 55 percent would break off a relationship if their partner was in heavy debt.
However, it’s not always easy to tell if your boyfriend is in trouble when it comes to cash flow. He might not feel comfortable bringing it up, but there are subtle clues you can look for to see if he’s struggling financially.
He Starts Ignoring His Mail and Phone Calls
Your boyfriend is constantly texting or checking his fantasy team on his phone, but he refuses to answer calls that seem to come in on a regular basis. He could be dodging collectors, according to life management expert Kimberly Friedmutter.
”This is clearly someone who is avoiding collection calls,” she tells Yahoo Shine. “No one receives collection calls unless they owe money.”
The color of his mail can signal problems, too. “If his mail is ‘colored’ either pink, yellow, blue or red, he’s receiving late notices,” Friedmutter adds. Envelopes stamped with “confidential” and “open immediately” are also indicators of overdue bills.
“A late notice here and there is okay but continual is a problem.”