Money Troubles?

  • Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Are you in a relationship where you argue about money?  Though some studies show it’s a huge relational problem, arguments concerning money aren’t really about money.  Money in relationship settings is symbolic of safety and power.  It is important for loved ones to explore what money means to each of them in light of their personal history.  How much something costs is not the problem.  How safe and how influential (give and take) people are with each other is a good measure of successful money management.  Money trust is a measure.  It goes hand in hand with relational trust.  If you have a relationship where you have worked this through, you know what I mean.