Money has the potential to become a point of contention in your relationship

Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples that grows out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to your relationship. Takeaway Money has the potential to become a point of contention in your relationship; be proactive and begin to understand how money influences the relationship you … Continue reading Money has the potential to become a point of contention in your relationship

What is your plan for how you will financially prepare for new phases in your life together?

Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose. Understanding how you and your partner relate to money – and how that in turn impacts your relationship – by asking “Why?” Ask to understand, … Continue reading What is your plan for how you will financially prepare for new phases in your life together?

Recognising the way in which money can strengthen your relationship

Money has the potential to become a point of contention in your relationship; be proactive and begin to understand how money influences the relationship you have with your partner. Begin to understand how you and your partner relate to money – and how that in turn impacts your relationship – by asking “Why?” Ask to … Continue reading Recognising the way in which money can strengthen your relationship

Recognising the way in which money can strengthen your relationship, perhaps through generosity and giving

Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose. A final step to understanding is recognizing the way in which money can strengthen your relationship, perhaps through generosity and giving. Discussion What aspects of … Continue reading Recognising the way in which money can strengthen your relationship, perhaps through generosity and giving

Discuss the practical aspect of money – income vs. expenses – and the responsibilities that come with it

Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to your relationship. If your partner is 'actively' listening to your message, they will be primed to acknowledge your feelings when making financial decisions in the future and vice versa. Another step towards understanding how money impacts … Continue reading Discuss the practical aspect of money – income vs. expenses – and the responsibilities that come with it

Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to our relationship

Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose. Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to your relationship. The first step to … Continue reading Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to our relationship

For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways: Eliminate the stressor or Change one’s reaction to stress. When a stressor cannot be eliminated, it is important to look at how one … Continue reading For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For married couples, external sources of stress around work in and out of the home and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Communication and functional ways of handling conflict are also vital. Based on results from the … Continue reading For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

Whilst Australia has seen a declining rate of marriage since 1947 - similar to other western nations - today more than 70% of women will marry in their lifetime, 1 in 5 marrying at least twice, with 4 in 5 couples living together before marriage (an increase from less than 1 in 5 in 1975). … Continue reading Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to provide a tool that allows couples to proactively enrich their relationship. There are several other distinct goals of the Checkup that a couple can achieve by taking the online assessment and discussing their results together. In addition to a personalised Checkup Report, there is also a … Continue reading Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion