Dealing with Money Problems...
One of the major problems that people have is the ability to handle their finances.
The problem can be:
- Compulsive over-spending.
- Equating their worth as human beings with the amount of money they have.
- Avoiding dealing with their finances out of fear or feelings of inadequacy.
- Or severe conflicts with their spouses about handling family finances.
I have worked with individuals and couples on their money problems. To help them understand the cause of their money problems, I use a combination of questionnaires, money personality tests and exploration of what they learned, or should have learned but didn't, from their parents about handling money. I then give them homework exercises to learn how to deal with it more effectively.