LHJ Relationship Q&A: I Want Him to Have a Steady Income

Finances are a common trigger of marital distress. With economic downturn comes added stress. So, what is one to do if their partner’s income stream is somewhat unreliable?

Dr. Heitler addresses the concerns of a LHJ reader with exactly this problem. She gives great advice about how to navigate a spouses feelings, and at the same time make sure one’s own concerns are know. She suggests keeping it positive, and utilizing the magic words “yes” and “and.” It’s important to express admiration and pride in your spouse’s work, and at the same time to keep your financial insecurities as part of the conversation.

Interested in the whole story? Read it online at LHJ.com

source: http://www.lhj.com/relationships/marriage/challenges/relationship-qa-i-want-him-to-have-a-steady-income/