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What Is Attachment Style?

It impacts every area of your life. It's formed in early childhood due to your earliest experiences with your primary caregivers. The attachment behaviors that result then become a template by which you try to get your needs met in all of your other relationships as an adult. There's a strong relationship between attachment and your happiness and satisfaction in adult relationships

What Is Attachment Style?

Attachment styles are based on...
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How To Choose a Relationship Coach Vs a Couples Therapist

Counseling and coaching are quite similar, and yet they fulfill somewhat different needs in helping with relationship issues.

When seeking help as a couple it's important to understand the difference between a coach and a counselor so that you can make the choice that's best for you and your partner.

Coaching tends to be action and goal-oriented which looks at how current behaviors impact the future. Counseling tends to be a bit deeper, looking at past influences on present behavior, and...

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4 Pros And Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

Online couples therapy and marriage counseling are just as effective as traditional therapy sessions and in-person counseling according to research studies. Online relationship therapy has many advantages including convenient therapy appointments, affordability, and increased choice of counselors.

With COVID-19 keeping most people at home over the past year the thought of online therapy and coaching has become more and...

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Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Marriage counseling can be a highly effective way to help solve relationship issues. One study found that 48% of couples had improved relationships or recovered completely 5-years after therapy. Other studies suggest certain therapies are up to 75% effective in improving relationships. 

Maybe you've experienced increased amounts of conflict with your partner, disagreement about core values, decreased marital satisfactionpoor communication...

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How Your Curiosity, Joy, and Play Can Improve Your Relationships

      Gift-giving is a part of romantic relationships. Sometimes they are material gifts like jewelry, flowers, or a trip to a favorite vacation spot. Other times they may be non-material gifts such as emotional closeness, improved physical health, or financial wellbeing. I discussed these gifts and the benefits of giving them, in my recent LinkedIn article, Love and Money are in the AIR: IT'S Valentine’s Day.

      When you incorporate these three things...

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How Knowing Your Attachment Styles Can Improve Your Gift Giving

      In relationships, giving gifts is important. By offering a gift to your partner you are showing your appreciation for what they bring to your life. It shows them how you value them and want to please them. Whether small gifts or large ones, they are all investments in your relationship. 

     While showing your love and appreciation is meaningful and important, what happens when you miss the mark? It happens to us all at some point, but what can you do...

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How to Give Gifts that Improve Your Relationship and Keep on Giving

      Valentine’s Day has passed. Hopefully, you made it through the stress of picking that “perfect gift” that touched your partner’s heart. Or maybe you missed the mark. I understand, choosing that gift can be challenging. Either way, I have a suggestion. Take the opportunity to have a re-do. 

     The entire month of February (or any month for that matter) can be a time to celebrate the romantic connections we have with our...

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How Understanding Your Attachment Styles Can Improve Your Relationships

     We have discussed attachment styles in the last few posts. In my LinkedIn article, Determining How You’re Attached in Love and Money, I did an overview about how the attachment theory (which is the study of relationships) determines how you view things, how you react in situations, and how you show up in your relationships. I also explored how by understanding these four styles and identifying them in yourself and your intimate partner, you can more clearly...

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Love and Your Attachment Styles. How Do They Connect?

     I have always been puzzled by the saying “New Year, New You.” We are not new because the calendar flips from one year to the next. We are the same people as we were the previous year. That said, we begin each new year by setting goals and intentions and taking stock of where we are, and where we would like to be. 

     When you do your annual assessment, I would encourage you to spend some time with your partner reflecting on how you sit...

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