How do men and women view money differently? What do most couples fight about? How can they get on the same page? What questions should men/women ask their significant others before marriage? There are emotional and spiritual components to finances that most couples ignore. How can you agree on a budget if you disagree with each other on the basic purpose of money?
Thriving in Love and Money is based on original research Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn have conducted to get to the heart of these issues. And just as they did with their bestselling books For Women Only and For Men Only, they will use this research to provide the answers and insights you need to break the tension and provide the unity you're looking for. Let this book deepen your understanding of each other, leading to clear communication, peace as a couple, and better financial decision-making.
Also available: video curriculum and workbook.
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About the Author
Shaunti Feldhahn (www.shaunti.com) is a best-selling author, popular speaker, and nationally-renowned social researcher. Fifteen years ago she and her husband, Jeff, stumbled over some things they just didn't "get" about each other. They have used their analytical background to help other semi-confused couples decode each other ever since. Shaunti has a graduate degree from Harvard, and she and Jeff are the authors and co-authors of many groundbreaking books, such as For Women Only and For Men Only.
As the primary researcher, Shaunti is always in the middle of her next research project. The Feldhahns have two children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeff Feldhahn is a best-selling author, popular speakers,and nationally-renowned social researcher. Fifteen years ago he and his wife, Shaunti, stumbled over some things they just didn't "get" about each other. They have used their analytical background to help other semi-confused couples decode each other ever since. Jeff has a graduate degree from Harvard, and he and Shaunti are the authors and co-authors of many groundbreaking books, such as For Women Only and For Men Only.
Jeff is an attorney-entrepreneur who is always in the middle of his next technology company start-up. The Feldhahns have two children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Table of Contents
1 It's Not About the Money 13
How we woke up to what really matters-and you can too
2 A Daily Problem, a Simple Solution 29
Why talk may be cheap-but is also the most valuable thing you can do
3 Can't Buy Me Love 49
Why my reasonable wants and your ridiculous wants often leave us wanting
4 Things That Go Bump in the Night 79
How we use money to fight our fears and worries-and end up spooking our partner instead
5 Show Me the Money-and Then Let Me Handle It 123
Why our tendency toward independence may not be so liberating after all
6 What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate 157
How different ways of thinking and listening cause conflict instead of connection
7 I'm Right, You're Wrong, What's the Problem? 189
How our knee-jerk reactions keep us from seeing the truth
8 The Best Return 221
How your investment in understanding will pay off
A Love and Money Conversation Model 237
Appendixes Dr. Charles Cowan, published online at shaunti.com/research:
Appendix 1 Methodology: How We Did the Research 241
Appendix 2 A First Look at What Most Prevents Money Tensions 243