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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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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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