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Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker

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An acclaimed couples therapist gives expert advice on how to handle the most common problem in committed relationships

Financial infidelity is the #1 problem in relationships. Secret credit cards, binge shopping, revenge spending, financial power plays, and hidden bank accounts are just a few examples of how money can be used to harm a relationship. In Financial Infidelit
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Hudson Street Press
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Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I gave this book a quick inspection and found it not what I expected. I discovered this book mentioned in a blog post about how couples might manage their finances better. The book is a fear-mongering pop-psychology treatise on how lying to your partner may endanger the health of your relationship.

We both took the Cosmopolitanesque financial infidelity test and scored easy zeros. The description for our score range made the assumption no one would score zero. The introduction talked about every
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: married or about to be married
Shelves: marriage
This book surprised me by how often financial problems were tied into other problems especially sexual infidelity. The book is full of examples from the author's years of practice. Brain chemical imbalances were also a factor in some cases. The penultimate chapter is "The Brain-Body Connection." It has clear definitions of the parts of the brain, their function, the hormones and neurotransmitters.

There are lots of evaluations and lots of suggested dialogues in the book. Eight stages of a relatio
Jul 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Helpful insights on protecting your relationship during money woes

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
Victoria Evangelina Allen
Perhaps, this is not the right book to be listened as an audio. It contains a lot of lists and exercises; but the main point is: we ought to be honest with our partners about our feelings and expectations on relationships and life. Otherwise, it all goes to hell. The book helps to see the most difficult areas in financial field your marriage, and tries helping you to navigate over them.
Jeana Salman
Aug 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Pretty interesting book about handling money issues with loved ones. She talks about recognizing what money means to you or others. So many couples may fight about money, but it's often a symptom of other issues. ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
The overall lucidity of the book trumps the promotional hype ("Dr. Bonnie" wants us to know that she has a near 100% success rate!) and the decision to name her (really very sound) advice as a system (Smart Heart Dialogue). ...more
Jim Anthony
Jan 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Has a lot of good insights about how couples handle their finances and how to improve that part of your relationship. Great for couples who have a lot of issues over finances. Has a lot of "psycho-babble" language but still good on the whole. ...more
Sep 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
It didn't always apply to me, but it helped me see my relationship with money. Money is so wrapped up into our emotions and self-worth. ...more
Apr 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Interesting premise, terrible execution.
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