Hannah Hopper It’s that time of year again in Chicago when the days are shorter, the sky is grayer, and it feels a lot harder to get out of bed and face the piercing wind. Seasonal Affective Disorde…Read More
Do you struggle with financial issues or stress? Do you have difficulty talking about money? Do you feel hopeless or helpless due to debt or your relationship with your finances? Do you find it difficult to be honest with your partner or people in your life about your spending habits or debt? Perhaps you find that you are constantly arguing with your partner or people in your life about money, and you just cannot find a way to communicate effectively about it. Have you struggled to follow your budget, or perhaps you have never even made one?
Money can be one of the biggest sources of internal and interpersonal conflict and struggle we experience in our lives. Research suggests that conflicts about finances take longer to resolve, and if they occur often enough in marriages, can predict divorce. Stress and anxiety about money can also have a significant impact on your health and well being. Although talking about money often feels uncomfortable or taboo, it may be exactly what you and/or your partner need, and a financial therapist can help you begin to resolve your issues.