7 ways to avoid relationship problems centered around money
Reported by Nigel Boys
According to Eve Hogan, relationship specialist and author of several books about how to live your life in harmony, one of the biggest reasons that relationships fail is because of money. The author of The EROS Equation: A SOUL-ution for Relationships writes that if you follow these few simple rules, you will maintain a healthy relationship with your family, business associates and yourself.
- Don’t spend huge a-mounts of money on yourself when you still have debts to others.
Even if you have to repay the lender a little at a time, show them that you are trying your best to repay their loan. If the lender sees you going out for meals or on trips without paying them anything back, it could affect your relationship with them.
- Return kindness with thoughtfulness.
However someone helps you in your life, whether it be loaning you their car or cooking you a meal, find a way to pay them back with equal respect. Sometimes a gesture from the heart will do more for relationships than cash ever could.
- Avoid debt at all costs.
Getting into debt is one of the quickest ways to destroy a relationship or business partnership. Try to avoid borrowing, as this can become a habit that is hard to break.
- Personal attention is the most precious gift you can give.
Although it’s nice to receive gifts, a small gift given with genuine affection can go much further than an expensive one without a personal connection.
- Don’t judge others by your standards.
Just because you may have done well for yourself in life, don’t forget those who helped you get there. Remember: a spouse or parents may not be as well-off as you because they gave up so many things so that you could succeed, and they don’t need your judgment.
- Don’t think you have all the answers.
Although you may consider yourself to be a good person who is living up to a high moral standard, don’t forget that Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. Those who you believe have taken the wrong path may just be doing things right in a different way than you and can teach you more than you think. Leading by example, whether it be financially, spiritually or any other way, is far better than telling someone how to live their life.
- Money cannot buy you happiness or others’ respect.
No matter how much money you have acquired, if you haven’t shown others kindness on your way up the ladder of success, you have failed. Don’t leave others feeling down because they haven’t achieved what you have. Make sure people leave your presence feeling blessed for knowing you.