The way each of us feel
about money - whether we have more than enough or not, affects how we form priorities and make decisions about our money. In fact, our feelings, attitudes and beliefs around money were formed long before we even realized their importance through the family in which we were raised, of Family of Origin. Their money mindset became ours - either to adopt or to disregard, but rarely to be able to decipher.
Unresolved issues around how we spend, save and invest and how we value our knowledge, time and efforts often lead to relational issues in terms of how we view our own worth, between our spouse or partner and even with a trusted financial advisor. Conflicts in how couples handle money and differences in their financial behavior, account for a high percentage of divorce. It can turn into a into a "He said, She said" moment, all because of misunderstandings about finances and responsibility.
Like any other type of therapy, it's often when experiencing transitions that brings one to therapy, like:
- Career Changes
- Divorce or Death of a Spouse
- Preparation for Retirement
- After Retirement
- Acquisition of Sudden Wealth