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What Is Defensive Projection And How Do You Overcome It? defense mechanisms Nov 17, 2021

Projection is a psychological defense mechanism where someone avoids recognizing their unacceptable impulses and traits by projecting them onto another person. 

In relationships, projection...

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6 Steps To Stop Gaslighting From Ruining Your Relationship communication defense mechanisms financial empathy Nov 09, 2021

Gaslighting is when someone tries to convince you that your perception of reality is wrong and not based on facts or evidence. Gaslighting can be very damaging to relationships. However, it’s...

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4 Example Money Stories To Help You Understand Your Own money beliefs money stories Nov 04, 2021

Your financial story is powerful. More powerful than you likely fully recognize, at least consciously. 

I have been busy the last few months promoting my new book The Healthy Love and Money...

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How Emotional Invalidation Impacts Your Relationship and Finances attachment style defense mechanisms Oct 28, 2021

Validation is an essential part of human interaction. It's a critical communication tool and an expression of acceptance and connection within relationships. 

Relationships that are safe and...

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What Is Defensiveness and How It Becomes A Vicious Cycle communication defense mechanisms Oct 21, 2021

Defensiveness is a psychological defense mechanism that is often used in response to criticism. 

This psychological defense mechanism is often used by couples during conflict and can lead to a...

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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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