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What Is Stonewalling and How Does It Damange Your Relationship? communication defense mechanisms Oct 13, 2021

Stonewalling is a psychological defense mechanism that’s often used by a member of a couple during conflict.

It can be especially destructive when used in conflict about financial matters in...

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What Is The Meaning of Marriage & Money In Your Life? attachment style marriage counseling Oct 08, 2021

As a financial therapist, I help couples go from financial frustration, resentment, anger, and shame to financial freedom, intimacy, and connection. 

Recently, I wrote a letter to an imaginary...

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3 Internal Aspects of Money Beliefs emotions money beliefs Oct 01, 2021

Money beliefs are the underlying beliefs you have about money. 

Everyone has ingrained beliefs about money that can inevitably be limiting. However, these beliefs can often be invisible and...

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7 Signs You Might Need Financial Therapy communication financial therapy Sep 23, 2021

Financial therapy is a specific type of therapy that focuses on money issues. It is essentially where therapy and financial advising overlap.

Financial therapists don't just focus on budgets,...

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7 Biggest Reasons Couples Fight About Money communication money fights Sep 16, 2021

There are many potential reasons that couples fight about money. Knowing what some of the most common reasons are can help you minimize money fights with your partner.

Communication Styles

Some...

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Understanding Trauma And Its Impact On Your Financial Life attachment style trauma Sep 08, 2021

Everyone has trauma. Whether it’s large traumas or small daily traumas, these inevitably impact your financial life. 

Your sense of security in the world is impacted by how your nervous...

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How To Combine Finances With Your Partner communication finances Aug 31, 2021

Decide how to manage joint and personal accounts

Once you’re ready to start tackling your finances together as a couple, there are several key decisions to make first. 

The first is...

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How To Create A Budget and Savings Plan With Your Partner finances financial well-being Aug 24, 2021

If you're married or in a long-term committed relationship, chances are you've already discussed creating a joint financial plan together. 

But if you haven't yet created one, now's the...

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