She rushes to the mailbox to intercept the credit card statement and make sure that the incriminating information remains confidential. He receives a nice bonus check but blows it all at a bar after work. Lying to a partner about money is all too common. Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D., uses her 30 years of therapeutic experience to present a compelling study of financial deception and its impact on relationships. Attitudes toward money – even spending habits – are shaped during childhood. The trick is understanding them. Weil says adults who lack insight about their attitudes tend to perpetuate destructive behaviors that can harm their relationships. getAbstract believes that almost anyone can benefit from Weil’s advice. She’s right on the money.
In this summary, you will learn
- How money issues damage relationships;
- How disputes about money can cover emotional and behavioral issues; and
- What seven steps you can take to resolve and avoid conflicts about finances, and to strengthen your relationship.
About the Author
Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D., has specialized in relationship therapy for 30 years and is the author of several books, including Make Up, Don’t Break Up and Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?