CAUTION. Unless recognized and dealt with, l personally know from experience, we are likely to also find ourselves trapped in the pattern of attracting the same kind of unhealthy, limiting, and even dangerous relationships and/or developing unhealthy, dangerous ways to cope with what we think we have to live with. And please don’t let anyone convince that you you made your bed and now have to live with it-at any cost.
KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle
“Peter: [Now that we’re married] we both have the same viewpoint on what we want to spend money on, and most of the time it’s not stuff, it’s experiences.”
“Vanessa: I haven’t made the comparison of how much disposable income or purchasing power I have now to buy things like shoes and bags vs. what I did when I was single. I want to say that it’s actually increased, at least that’s how it feels, because there’s just a financial benefit to being married. You’re spending as much money, or maybe more, if you’re cooking for one person than if you’re cooking for two. That’s where the savings really is. His additional $40,000 contributes to our pooled income, but we only need to buy one bedspread. That’s where it feels like both of our purchasing power has increased by combining our incomes.”
Quotes and linked article by Nicole Dieker for Vox