Money and emotions

#294 Why We're Crazy About Money


Why are we so crazy about money? That was the question we asked guest, psychologist Lisa Damour. The reason, according to Lisa, is that feelings and money get knotted up and become hard to untangle.  Lisa directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, writes a column for the New York Times’  Well Family online report, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University.

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One of the toughest parts about our relationship with money is that it becomes the vehicle to express so many other emotions. In our conversation, Lisa discusses how to make peace with intergenerational trauma, how to break the habit of enabling adult children and how to talk to our family members about the difficult subject of money.

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