Healthy Love and Money Blog

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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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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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