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Relationship Advice: Fights Over Money Cause the Most Harm

May 20, 2015 by

Jabs at your weight can wound, and arguments about your children can be stressful, but fights about money can cause the most harm to your marriage, some studies have found.

Money as a topic can be particularly negative and threatening to your relationship when compared to other sources of disagreement. Fights about ...

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Portland Relationship Therapist: When Your Partner Loses Their Job

November 26, 2014 by

When it comes to stressful life experiences, losing your job easily trumps challenges like flooding basements or visiting in-laws. Not only is it financially trying, but a job loss can deliver a huge blow to your marriage as prevailing relationship tensions are aggravated and financial worries spur new hurdles.

When a partner ...

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Avoid Money Problems By Having Regular Talks

January 5, 2013 by

Most clients of mine have money problems. As a Portland marriage counselor I see people from many walks of life. One thing most of them have in common is that they don’t know how to talk about money.

Perhaps never before has it been so essential to stay on top of your ...

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How to Talk About Money is Important Concern

December 27, 2012 by

How to talk about money is a skill many do not possess and all of us need. Today’s newspaper features an article on the prevalence of the people dating who are asking for their date’s credit score. More and more people are concerned about the financial “fitness” of a potential partner. If ...

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Couples’ Financial Problems: The 3 Biggest Mistakes That Cause Relationship Issues

December 7, 2012 by

As a Portland relationship counselor, I know that couples’ financial problems can lead to even bigger issues in their relationship if they don’t deal with them. Some of my clients are even ready to call it quits by the time they enter my office because they’re just fed up with all of ...

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