The Secret Meaning of Money: How It Binds Together Families in Love, Envy, Compassion, or Anger

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In this intriguing book, internationally known psychologist Cloe Madanes and writer Claudio Madanes present a revolutionary view of the hidden role money plays in families and break the silence about the power money holds over family life. In dozens of stories, anecdotes, and case histories, The Secret Meaning of Money shows how husbands and wives, parents and children, adult children and older parents all use money in covert ways that express desires, struggles for power, and yearning for commitment, as well as ...
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Overview

In this intriguing book, internationally known psychologist Cloe Madanes and writer Claudio Madanes present a revolutionary view of the hidden role money plays in families and break the silence about the power money holds over family life. In dozens of stories, anecdotes, and case histories, The Secret Meaning of Money shows how husbands and wives, parents and children, adult children and older parents all use money in covert ways that express desires, struggles for power, and yearning for commitment, as well as the need for revenge and retribution. To prevent money issues from destroying relationships, the authors present an extraordinary problem-solving technique that uses money to repair family conflicts. The authors guide the reader through the challenges money presents in the lifecyele, and they also tackle the unique problems that are common in wealthy families and the conflicts that arise when families are living in impoverished circumstances.

In dozens of stories, anecdotes, and case histories, these authors show how everyone uses money in covert ways that express desires, the struggle for power, yearning for commitment, as well as the need for revenge and retribution. This book presents a revolutionary new problem-solving technique that uses money to punish, reward, and repair conflicts. In addition, the authors tackle the special problems of wealth and impoverishment.

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David Rouse
An underlying theme in literature--from timeless classics to long-forgotten potboilers--and in much of today's popular biography and mass-market family drama is the power of money to manipulate, seduce, control, or corrupt others. But barely an armful of books have been written that explicitly discuss the psychological aspects of money and its effect on relationships. Cloe Madanes, who directs the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C., and wrote "Strategic Family Therapy" (1981), utilizes anecdote and observation to demonstrate how money and the way it is used can be either the cause or the symptom of problems in interpersonal relationships. She focuses on relations between parent and child, young couples, divorced couples, and siblings. She also contrasts how the role of money in relationships changes from youth to middle age to older years and distinguishes between problems of wealth and those of poverty. Finally, Madanes suggests guidelines for using money effectively that she says will improve relationships.
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An exploration of how issues related to the control, dispensing, pooling, and wasting of money can jeopardize family and romantic relationships. Incorporating dozens of anecdotes of situations she has encountered over the years in her own practice, the author explores money issues in child-parent, sibling, married, and other relationships. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555427016
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/20/1994
  • Series: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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