Can you relate to this man’s story? He is a stay at home dad with a good part time job. He has three kids and has been married for over 20 years. He’s had an addiction to shopping for just as long. She makes most of the money and he’s racked up a “mountain of debt.” She wants to end the marriage. He understands, but it makes him sad. What to do? The first step would be to get help for shopping addiction. If his wife loves him and he genuinely works to better his habits, she may give the relationship another shot. Marriage counseling is another positive step. With help, many recovering addicts are able to have healthy relationships.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.