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Do You Need a Financial Shrink?

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This month's Women's Health Magazine reports that money conflicts are at the core of most relationship issues, and that they "bust up so many couples that a new field has emerged: financial therapy."

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Apparently, the leading cause of fighting in a relationship is not what you may think. It's not cheating, porn addiction or anything else of that nature. It's money. Statistics show that couples argue about finances more than anything else. 

The latest trend in psychology is talking to a money shrink, an expert who talks to you and your partner about not only money issues, but other deep issues, too -- and the roots of them. Oftentimes, a money issue isn't necessarily about money at all; it's about what's going on inside a person. According to financial therapist Amanda Clayman, money issues -- like fidelity issues -- are very emotional. They can creep into other areas of our lives, like the bedroom .... 

Do you need a financial therapist? If you're a serious underspender or overspender, if you and your partner argue regularly about money, if you rely on credit cards to pay the bills or go to your parents for financial help, you may need a serious talking to, reports Women's Health. 

The way we handle our money is often representative of how we handle other things in our lives, so financial therapy makes sense ....

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Cheap Conveyancing quotes February 15, 2011, 2:50 PM

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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