when we have tension with our spouse around money, it’s not about the money. It’s about how money makes us feel—and makes our spouse feel.
The counselors I have consulted with all agree: Sometimes the stress of work, family, and finances simply leaves spouses too drained to work things out fairly.
Men, your wife—at her most decked out and when she’s a bit disheveled—needs to know you think she’s beautiful.
Would it surprise you to know that there are multiple ways most of us have damaging, subconscious, “it doesn’t count if . . .” or “if they loved me, they would . . .” expectations of our spouse? Let me share just two.
What husbands are frequently working so hard to provide might not be what is really most valuable to their wife.