financial irresponsibility

Confrontation Options: Financial Irresponsibility

couple with therapist who confronts financial irresponsibility“Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if done by nice people like ourselves.” ~Author Unknown. At the risk of starting this blog sounding sexist, there are two common areas of regression I’ve seen in men and women over many years working with couples. Women often dig in and want to be taken care of financially. Men often regress and want to be taken care of at home. They may resist participating in household chores or child rearing. Perhaps you’ve worked with a couple for a while and the husband says,  “She never sticks to our budget and she won’t participate in realistic financial decisions.” His wife typically responds by saying,  “No matter what I do, it’s never enough.… Read more...