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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 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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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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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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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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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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