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

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The #I problem in relationships is Financial Infidelity. And it's a deception so subtle you might not even realize you're cheating. Secret credit cards, binge shopping, revenge spending, financial power plays, and hidden bank accounts are just a few examples of how money can tear a relationship apart. In Financial Infidelity Dr. Bonnie, one of the nation's leading couples therapists, is the first to offer effective solutions to this pervasive relationship threat, enabling you ...
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Overview

The #I problem in relationships is Financial Infidelity. And it's a deception so subtle you might not even realize you're cheating. Secret credit cards, binge shopping, revenge spending, financial power plays, and hidden bank accounts are just a few examples of how money can tear a relationship apart. In Financial Infidelity Dr. Bonnie, one of the nation's leading couples therapists, is the first to offer effective solutions to this pervasive relationship threat, enabling you to:
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452289994
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,004,833
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, has been an internationally acclaimed relationship therapist for thirty years and is the author of several books, including Make Up, Don’t Break Up and Adultery: The Forgivable Sin. New York Magazine named her one of the city’s top therapists, and Psychology Today named her one of America’s best therapists.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Sunny Shulkin ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

Part I What Is Financial Infidelity?

Understanding Financial Infidelity 3

Financial Infidelity: Are You at Risk? 21

Facing Financial Infidelity 37

Part II The Seven Steps

Step 1 Calculate the Cost: What the Balance Sheet of Your Relationship Reveals 57

Step 2 Examine Your Power Dynamic: If Money Is Power, Is There a Balance in Your Relationship? 91

Step 3 Divest Yourself of the Past: Understanding Your Inherited Money Legacy 123

Step 4 Break Up with Your Money: Letting Go of Money's Emotional Hold 161

Step 5 Define the Currency of Your Relationship: Working Toward a "Free" Exchange of Love and Intimacy 195

Step 6 Refinance Your Relationship: Reorganizing Your Priorities to Reclaim Lasting Love 219

Step 7 Invest in Your Future: The Ongoing Work of Maintaining Your Relationship 245

Part III The Biochemical Component

The Brain-Body Connection 267

A Final Word: The Case for Financial Fidelity and Lasting Love 289

Bibliography and Sources 293

About the Author 299

A Note to Readers from Dr. Bonnie 301

Index 303

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