Money: A Therapeutic Tool for Couples Therapy

Money: A Therapeutic Tool for Couples Therapy This article addresses the therapeutic importance of discussing money at every stage of a couple's relationship, both as a concrete reality and as a metaphor for security, adequacy, competence, commitment, acceptance, and acknowledgment in a relationship. I will present a developmental schema looking at financial issues that couples confront at various stages in the adult life cycle and how these affect and reflect relationship problems. The article also presents a money questionnaire as a useful tool for exploring family‐of‐origin financial history, affect, and behavior. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Family Process Wiley

Money: A Therapeutic Tool for Couples Therapy

Family Process, Volume 46 (3) – Sep 1, 2007

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0014-7370
eISSN
1545-5300
DOI
10.1111/j.1545-5300.2007.00211.x
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Abstract

This article addresses the therapeutic importance of discussing money at every stage of a couple's relationship, both as a concrete reality and as a metaphor for security, adequacy, competence, commitment, acceptance, and acknowledgment in a relationship. I will present a developmental schema looking at financial issues that couples confront at various stages in the adult life cycle and how these affect and reflect relationship problems. The article also presents a money questionnaire as a useful tool for exploring family‐of‐origin financial history, affect, and behavior.

Journal

Family ProcessWiley

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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