Money may not buy love, but fighting about it will bankrupt your relationship. Michelle Singletary
Money touches every part of our lives from basic necessities to where we live to what job we have to what friends we keep. It isn’t so hard to see that we blame money for these same things!
Our relationship with money has everything to do with how we view our current reality. And our perception of our reality is reflected in the relationships we have with those around us, especially our loved ones.
Issues with money in relationships are the effect of something. They are the effect of your upbringing, your beliefs, your experiences and your choices.
Have you ever fought with your significant other about what you can or cannot afford?
Have you ever told your children or friends that you don’t have the money to do something you (or they) would love to do?
You are causing the conditions under which you are living. How we look at things and make decisions based on that view is the cause of the conditions that result.
I remember having a “discussion” about how my husband and I should use some unexpected income when our kids were younger. My husband wanted to use it to pay bills. I wanted to use it for something fun for the family, like an adventure or something that we had talked about and never acted upon.
I didn’t really care what we did with it; but when my husband began explaining his point of view, the feisty never-felt-heard child inside of me took over. I argued and criticized and blamed. He became the invisible child to avoid a conflict and shut down, gave up and gave in.
Only then did I realize that I had just created my reality. I had control over something I didn’t care about and I hurt our relationship. In order for me to get something out of the exchange, I fought for something for the sake of fighting and lost a measure of trust and respect from my husband. And, I used money as my excuse!
What we expect and how we behave causes the results we experience in our lives. We are the cause of our own reality.
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