What Emotional Fitness means in Marriage (Emotional fitness VS. Emotional Intelligence for couples)

On this episode of God, Money & Purpose, Raul and Vivian discuss what emotional intelligence means, not just in the abstract, but how having or not having it can affect a marriage. Having control of your money is a form of emotional fitness. Being able to make intelligent decisions with money, rather than be impulsive, or ignore purchases that “don’t count” means you have that emotional fitness. When you have two people who mix their finances, it can quickly create tension if you aren’t on the same page about money, or don’t know where the money is going at the end of the month.

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Having the emotional fitness to have the awareness of how much you can risk or be able to tolerate a short term loss for a long term gain, can keep your marriage happy. A person with emotional intelligence takes responsibility, rather than try to assign blame. If you Whether with money or with your emotions, being able to be truthful with your partner makes the difference between a happy marriage and an unhappy one.

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