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[24 Aug 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Part 5  The Cost of Financial Infidelity
 We met three weeks later.   
They sat on the sofa, I in my chair with the round leather-topped coffee table between us.
“I’ve cut down on pot,” Steve said. “I’m determined to stop in a week.”
“Are you okay with that?” I asked.
“Not just okay. I feel better, even proud.  The Buspar takes the edge off.”
“It’s good not to have the smell in the house,” Carey said.
Steve nodded. “I’m coughing less.”
 “Good!” I smiled.  “How’s it going with Vanessa?”
“It’s over,” Steve replied.  “We haven’t seen each other since …

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[19 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Part 1: The Drama Triangle: Who’s the Victim and Who the Offender?
I met them in the waiting room where they were sitting on the yellow couch upholstered with lively red and blue flowers. They both smiled as we shook hands and walked through the hall into my two room office.  The hall and both rooms are painted in soft peach. The outer room has a salmon colored couch where I asked them to sit to fill out intake forms.  Having completed forms regarding their basic information and self-evaluation on stress, trauma, and alcohol use, I …

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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

 What a pain in the ass. Steve, my boss, gave me ten-thousand dollars before he took a leave from the company he owned.  He told me he wanted me to make good use of the money. He was gone for three years. I was scared I’d lose his money, so I put it in a safe.  When he returned I gave him back his money.  He fired me cause I hadn’t put his money to use.
 I told people how cruel he was.   I got some sympathy but not a job. …

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[17 Nov 2012 | 27 Comments | ]

Change your mindsets/beliefs to change your relationship, to live in Heaven rather than Hell. For example, you don’t have to think alike about saving and spending your money to bring together your different mindsets for the good of your marriage. Seeing what’s positive in your partner’s beliefs about money rather than what’s wrong can help you work together and be in Heaven rather than in Hell.

Change your mindsets/beliefs to change your relationship, to live in Heaven rather than Hell. For example, you don’t have to think alike …

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Resentment arises between partners when one feels “better than” or “less
than” the other. Partners need to discuss their resentments and work on
changing their self-images to rectify feeling and seeing themselves as
inferior or superior.

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[24 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Scott started our meeting. “I think I’ve found a solution to Karen’s feeling unequal,” he said with excitement.
“What do you have in mind?” I inquired.
“It’s a surprise,” Scott answered. “I wanted to share it with you right here,” he said as he turned toward Karen.
“What are you talking about?” she asked.
“I realized recently that no matter how long you work at your job because of your pay scale you will never be able to save very much for your retirement,” Scott said. “I decided to give you …

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[6 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Ben Franklin taught us that “the early bird gets the worm” to motivate us to rise early in the day to be productive. Some people have misunderstood Franklin’s maxim as threatening scarcity. They misinterpret “the worm” to mean there is only one worm, and that only the first bird will eat. But let me ask you: when have you found only one worm in the ground?
Our nation is suffering economically. We are hurting financially, and this hurt feeds the belief that there is not enough to …

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[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

If you want prosperity believe in your heart in the goal you want. Want for everyone what you want for yourself– wealth, a love relationship, better health or whatever you desire instead of buying into scarcity. Return more in service value than you are paid in cash value. When you do these things you will realize your goal and increase the prosperity of others.

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Ernestine Hendricks, host on WTWG, 1050 AM, and I discuss the beliefs that keep us from creating wealth like our feeling that pursuing money is bad and means we are greedy or dishonest. Money is a form of energy and we earn it through expending physical or mental energy in creating products or doing work that others want. Only when we have saved money can we be financially helpful to others. If we have saved nothing we become dependent on others instead of being helpful to them.
We …