We tend to think about assets in terms of financial perspectives. How do we spend our money? How do we invest/save our money?
These, among others, are questions that every marriage deals with. Even if you’re not asking those questions, you’re still dealing with those questions.
There’s a different kind of asset that we forget to talk about: Emotional assets.
Every relationship has an emotional bank account. You make deposits and withdrawals from that account. As is the case with money, when you run a negative balance, life becomes a stressful grind. Each of us has a tolerance as to how long we can go running a negative balance, both financially and emotionally.
Some marriages live paycheck to paycheck, every day needing some kind of positive experience to keep going. Others have invested well
, and can go for a period of time through emotional debts and be ok.
What is the balance for your relationship’s emotional bank account?