Thinking about things
08/08/2011 at 21:29 PM

We are a materialistic society. We classify one another by the things we have. What are some of the problems we have in our relationships with money and other possessions? How do our attitudes about things affect our relationships with our spouses? I have heard that about half of divorces result from money problems. Has that been an important dimension in the sustaining or ending of any of your relationships? My husband and I have very different attitudes about money and debt. Are there things you could recommend to me, to help me sustain this marriage?

I believe a discussion of how responsibilities are divided is in order. It is important that you understand how much and how little authority you have in your situation. Your husband's first allegiance is to his daughter and grandbaby. If you are willing to make all the concessions that will be asked of you, you can make it work, but I think it would be very difficult for me. Are there any other children in the home?

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I hadn't thought about that book for many years, but it is a very useful book. People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck.

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