Client: “My husband and I both come from families of wealth and are lucky enough not having to had to work beyond managing the incomes our parents had created for us. In the five years we’ve been married we’ve traveled extensively, done philanthropic work and, just this year, started a family. But there’s a threat to our lifestyle that I’m worried about: my husband’s need to always have the latest and the best material things. It isn’t just unseemly to me – the costs are getting out of hand and could undermine our core finances. How can I help him to resist the pressure of keeping up?”(more…)
During my work I have observed that many successful and intelligent people and families who have almost everything money can buy, share that they experience challenges relating to their wealth, success or statues beyond investments, succession, governance structure or wealth preservation. At times they even experience a sense of “amiss”, “emptiness” or inner dissatisfaction, but are not able to explain why. (more…)
A person who has existing inner feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, weakness, lack of confidence or other difficult emotions, will exercise emotional or physical control over their spouse (usually subconsciously), in order to force things to go their way and according to their will. It is done to regain a sense of security and (more…)
Behind every argument there is a hidden power struggle.
At the early stages of a relationship, getting into a fight resembles a small crack in a water dam. Initially, the crack can be easily fixed, but with the passing of time, the water penetrates the crack and widens it. (more…)
In an unhealthy relationship, information is coming in and going out without filtration and without restraint; the relationship loses its strength and becomes frail and fragile. The couple cannot produce a safe space between them, and other figures are treading between them. (more…)