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Shapiro, Margaret. 2007. Money: A therapeutic tool for couples therapy. 213 pp.
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This article addresses the therapeutic importance of discussing money at every stage of a couple's relationship, both as a concrete reality and as a metaphor for security, adequacy, competence, commitment, acceptance, and acknowledgment in a relationship. I will present a developmental schema looking at financial issues that couples confront at various stages in the adult life cycle and how these affect and reflect relationship problems. The article also presents a money questionnaire as a useful tool for exploring family-of-origin financial history, affect, and behavior. (LLBA, Accession Number 19005202, (c) CSA [2008]. All rights reserved.)