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Marital Harmony despite Financial Woes

Financial events shape how people act – the great depression, beginning in 1929, affected entire generations as they adapted to the change in their way of life. If the predictions come true and this is a slow economic recovery, everyone will have to adjust their mental attitudes and create new behaviors around spending. Yet there are hidden gifts in these shifts – by nesting more, you have less stress, the chance to bond with family, more time with your partner. As much as you want to help your children and … Continue reading

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Optimism in Tough Times

Optimism is key if couples are to move ahead in tough times. Coca-Cola’s history of positive messaging is legendary. During the recession of 1980, consumers were reminded to “Have a Coke and a smile.” But we all know it takes more than a coke and a smile. Try to access your money script, which is governed by a process outside consciousness in the part of the brain called the amygdale. By understanding how your family of origin dealt with money – and your emotional reaction to it – you’ll gain … Continue reading

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