EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

FINANCIAL RUIN DUE TO A SPOUSE’S IRRESPONSIBILITY



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
EXAMPLES:
A spouse secretly overextending their credit and being unable to hide the lie any longer
A spouse investing in questionable companies and initiatives that go bad
One's spouse draining joint accounts to pay for a habit (drinking, drugs, prostitutes, gambling, etc.)
Someone being fired or laid off and depleting the savings account to avoid admitting it
A husband or wife falling prey to scams and not wising up in time
A spouse loaning a friend or relative money that is never paid back
A wife or husband who is a hoarder, collector, or compulsive shopper
One's spouse running up credit card debt or a personal line of credit to support a failing business
One party borrowing money from questionable people who then call in the debt

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security, love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can’t trust anyone else to handle money
Their instincts and judgment are flawed, especially when it comes to relationships
Trusting other people is foolish
They need to use their head, not their heart
The only way their future is safe is if they're in control

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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