By Kate Levinson Ph.D.
On a daily basis, ladies face new demanding situations that include having keep an eye on over, and accountability for, their monetary lives. occasionally fascinating, occasionally scary, those matters continuously have an emotional aspect. writer and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson deals clean methods to navigating the extraordinary variety of ideals in regards to the position of cash in our lives, coming to phrases with our emotions approximately being “rich” or “poor,” and exploring our internal cash existence in order that we will positioned our emotions to paintings for us in a good approach. by way of realizing our intimate background and dating with cash we're larger capable of deal with our cash anxieties, clear up our funds difficulties, benefit from the funds we've, and make room for different, extra significant values.
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To some extent, all of us have learned to cope with our feelings by blocking them, pushing them away, denying them, and ignoring them. And most of us learned that emotions were problems, that we’d be better without them in our lives. Actually, problems arise not because we have emotions, but because we don’t attend to them. If we see emotions as somehow getting in our way, something like an irritating insect buzzing around our face, we will cut them off and try to ignore them. But feelings that aren’t acknowledged, understood, and digested don’t disappear.
Few of us escape learning to measure the worth of people by money, ourselves included. Reducing so much to so little, as money does so well, turns out to be an equally profound limitation when comparing qualitatively different experiences or, say, human beings. It is difficult to measure human qualities such as integrity, generosity, creativity, selfishness, or sadism with money. Until remarkably recently, and still true in many places, a woman’s economic value came exclusively through the status and standing of her family and husband.
So although she had thought she was just helping them, in fact she had also been protecting herself from their anger, her guilt, and her fear of losing them. Seeing all these threads helped Jessie to untangle her emotional money knot. “I know, and need to reassure myself, that even though my siblings might well be mad at me for denying their requests, our relationships with each other go way beyond money. There may be some rocky times financially and emotionally, but perhaps something good can come of it as well.