Discussing gender roles and money in a marriage can be particularly challenging for men. The traditional idea of masculinity bonds money and masculinity. When men feel pressured and responsible by this expectation, they are less likely to speak openly about financial concerns or marriage challenges.
Many men may have been raised in environments where discussing emotions, especially those related to money and gender roles, was discouraged. Perhaps this is wjy a man's self-worth and identity can sometimes be undermined by admitting financial difficulties, leading to feelings of failure or inadequacy.
Ed Coambs (CFP®, LMFT, CFT-I™, MBA), a Modern Husbands Advisory Board Member and President of the Financial Therapy Association, wrote eloquently about these challenges. Through professional understanding and first-hand experience, Ed articulates the challenges men in this position face and how to tackle such tough conversations.
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