Is your spouse financially unfaithful?

Some marriages never recover from that breach of trust, says Brandt, the lawyer. That’s when they come to see her. “I get people at the end of the marriage when it’s too late,” says Brandt. “You have to start talking about these things before you even get into a marriage.” from Financial Infidelity – The … Continue reading

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Is Your Spouse Committing Financial Infidelity?

Financial infidelity is a term used to describe the secretive act of spending money, possessing credit and credit cards, holding secret accounts or stashes of money, borrowing money, or otherwise incurring debt unknown to one’s spouse, partner, or significant other.  Adding to the monetary strain commonly associated with financial infidelity in a relationship is a … Continue reading

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Government fiscal policies show telltale signs of subprime 2008 meltdown

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city … Continue reading

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Couples & Money Month Question of the Week: Spousal Hot Water

December is Couples & Money Month in which Dr. Jackie Black’s new book “Couples & Money: Cracking the code to ending the #1 conflict in marriage” will be featured throughout the entire month on the PI Window on Business. As part of our coverage, we will be posing to Dr. Jackie a question each week … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Memoir on His Battle With Bipolar Both Inspirational and Revealing

As a guest on the PI Window on Business Professor Eric Wilson has tackled the difficult subject of depression and the problems caused by the pharmaceutical industry’s propensity to illegally promote off-label use of anti-psychotic drugs – often times with devastating consequences.  (Note: In my December 13th, 2009 post titled “Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . … Continue reading

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Desperation and Fear in the Dating World

A 2007 study in Psychological Science by Paul Eastwick and colleagues provided an answer to something we have all been wondering: when someone is desperate, is it obvious?  The answer turned out to be yes. In fact according to an October 18th, 2009 article by “The Blind Matchmaker” Andrew Galperin, results of the above referenced … Continue reading

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Vows To Your New Children: The Forgotten Nuptials of Remarriage

“Too often, spouses underestimate how much of a part the “new” (“step”) children will play in the new marriage, regardless of their age.  A child or children who do not feel a part of the new marriage and family, or who are resistant to the new spouse or family, can create great turmoil in the … Continue reading

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Relationships are like tennis; you can only hit the ball on your side of the net!

When I had first encountered Dr Jackie Black two things stood out for me. The first was of course the most obvious, being her book “Meeting Your Match:Cracking the code to successful relationships.” Specifically the claim that Meeting Your Match “is the only book you need if you are ready to know yourself; ready to … Continue reading

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