Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Money Experiment – I’m Loyal to Aunt Erna

Loyalty is a huge topic in family systems. We are always expressing it in a multitude of ways. In addition, the system demands loyalty to those family members who were wrongfully excluded. (Everyone belongs, that’s Family Rule #1.) So let’s … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – We don’t Need a Lot of Money

Here’s another family rule that might sound familiar: We don’t need a lot of money. I grew up with this one. It includes a ton of other unvoiced statements. We don’t need a lot of money because: – We are … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I Must Not Earn More Than Daddy

Last week, I talked about the family system and how it can be harsh and uncaring as a system. And while that remains true, there is also a huge amount of love and loyalty within each family system. And that … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – My family will Hate me

We have explored beliefs about money and rich people. Now we’ll take the Money Experiment to yet another level: Family System Dynamics, or systemic family constellations. Let me quickly cover the basics: Each family is a little system in itself. … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Rich People are Ignorant of Real Life

The most famous line of Queen Marie Antoinette was this one: “Well, let them eat cake!” She is supposed to have said this when told that the poor people were going hungry because they had no bread. There is no … Continue reading

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