THE BULLETIN - Mar 31 - Research shows that money is the No. 1 reason couples fight and a main reason marriages split up. In spite of that, most couples do not talk about money before they marry, says Terri Orbuch of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. People often seemed ashamed to bring up financial concerns. Part of the reason for that disconnect may be that we are hard-wired to ignore practical concerns in the throes of romance, said Arthur Aron, a social psychologist at Stony Brook University. Romantically induced financial trauma, though, tends to stick. Dating site Creditscoredating.com includes credit scores in members’ profiles. The owner, Niem Green, said most of his members, a majority of them male, had been hurt financially in previous relationships.