This Superbowl, Don't Let Financial Infidelity Destroy the Festivities

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Now that the playoffs have finished, the Superbowl is just around the corner. With that comes an increased number of bets placed on the game (http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/137862603.html), so Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil cautions couples to be careful: betting can lead to financial infidelity and relationship woes.

This Superbowl, Don't Let Financial Infidelity Destroy the Festivities

Now that the playoffs have finished, the Superbowl is just around the corner. With that comes an increased number of bets placed on the game (http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/137862603.html), so Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil cautions couples to be careful: betting can lead to financial infidelity and relationship woes.

"Financial infidelity can occur anytime a financial transaction is done sneakily by someone in a relationship, behind their partner's back," explains Dr. Bonnie. This looks different for everyone, depending on their financial commitments, their budget, and the understanding they have about money. Financial infidelity can run the gamut of intensity from withdrawing extra money from the ATM for personal expenses, to hiding bonuses and big ticket items, to creating a secret account to carry on an affair. "Superbowl betting can factor into financial infidelity in a big way," cautions Dr. Bonnie.

With the increase in number of bets placed during the Superbowl, it's likely that some of these are made unbeknown to the person's partner or spouse. Not only does this have the potential to create a litany of financial issues for the couple, it also sets a precedence for dishonesty. To avoid this type of behavior, Dr. Bonnie suggests creating an environment where money talk doesn't typically lead to heated arguments. This should start early on in a relationship by discussing financial expectations, pasts and history. Dr. Bonnie encourages couples that this is something that needs to be done to protect from full-blown financial infidelity further down the road.

She instructs couples to ask themselves such important questions as “how was money handled in my family?” “Was I aware of any financial troubles as a kid?” “How did this affect my view of money?” “Was money used as punishment or reward?” How has this influences my finances as an adult?”

These are tools that are valid for any financial issues that a couple might face but become especially relevant during this sports season. Dr. Bonnie advises couples that if they don't already have an understanding about discretionary income and "play money" in place, now is the perfect time to discuss these issues before any potential fallout can occur.

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil's best-selling book, Adultery the Forgivable Sin is being re-released under a new distributor and making its appearance available in eBook format and print on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Adultery-Forgivable-Bonnie-Eaker-Weil/dp/1587768151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321019076&sr=8-1). Adultery the Forgivable Sin was also made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Kate Jackson.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader’s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love. Dr. Bonnie counsels couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsel’s families and children.

Named the Best Local Therapist by the US Commerce Association and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity.

Dr. Bonnie is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

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