You can work under any financial circumstances
If your partner tells you he got a pay cut or lost money on an investment, you help him make it work. You don’t complain or criticize him. You enthusiastically research a far more budget-friendly vacation than the one you took last year. You become a coupon whiz. You never, ever let him feel that his financial shortcoming is that—a shortcoming. You know he doesn’t need your unhappiness on top of the stress of making more money.