I wonder. Perhaps the reason so many women ignore their finances is actually their fear of relationship.
Money and a (good) man are a lot alike. All money wants (like a good man) is to serve you and support you. All they require in return is your respect and appreciation.
In other words, just like a man, money needs your attention; it needs to feel understood, cared about, and valued.
Otherwise, neither the man nor the money will stick around for the long haul.
As in all relationships, there are good times and bad times. Bad times are not the time to turn your back, throw in the towel or ignore your money. At least not if you want you and your money to grow old together.
How do you improve your relationship with money?
By creating more intimacy. Get to know it better. Learn what it needs and how to best care for it.
Make sure it feels the love. (The “love of money” is NOT the root of all evil—deprivation and destitution is.)