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How To Find Common Ground When Your Partner Seems Irrational With Money communication emotions financial empathy Jan 20, 2022

Do you feel that your partner's habits with money are irrational?

This is all too common in intimate relationships. Especially when two partners have different spending styles like when one is a...

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How To Develop A Successful Saver and Spender Relationship financial empathy money fights relationships Jan 13, 2022

One of the number one issues I see in couples is the spender-saver dynamic. 

The spender-saver dynamic is when one member of the couple wants to save most of their money whereas the other...

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How Knowing Your Money Story Improves Your Relationship financial intimacy money stories relationships Jan 06, 2022

Welcome to 2022. 

As we embark on this next year’s important to see that who we are this year is created through everything that occurred in the years prior. 

We are all living an...

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How Basing Self-Worth On Financial Success Can Be Detrimental relationships self-worth Dec 22, 2021

Self-worth can be based on a variety of things. Some people base their self-worth on their achievements, others on their physical appearance and others on their moral or ethical standards. There is...

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How Debt Impacts Financial Well-being and Life Satisfaction financial barriers financial well-being Dec 15, 2021

Debt isn't isolated to only certain people. It's something that plagues people from all social and cultural backgrounds. It's something that almost everyone in our society has struggled with at...

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Top 6 Defense Mechanisms Impacting Your Relationship And Finances defense mechanisms emotions Dec 09, 2021

Defense mechanisms are the way that we try to psychologically protect ourselves from things that seem overwhelming or threatening. 

This can be anything from being confronted with a big loss,...

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Going Home For The Holidays: Financial Intimacy Style emotions relationships Dec 01, 2021

It’s that time of year where we think about being with our families and about the family that we do not have. 

It can be both a joyful and sorrowful time of year. 

The holidays...

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How Denial and Avoidance Can Ruin Your Finances And Relationship communication defense mechanisms Nov 23, 2021

Denial is a common defense mechanism where you refuse to accept facts or reality.

Avoidance is a defense mechanism where you might avoid dealing with a tough issue through different behaviors...

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