Do Different Economic Upbringings Impact Marriage?

VIDEO: It’s easy to approach life assuming that our current experiences are independent of our past circumstances. Oftentimes, we like to think that the “present” is all there is. While this philosophy has merit…it would be foolish to divorce ourselves from the “Past” and it’s influence over who we are today. When we enter into relationships we bring that “Past” with us. So, when you and your spouse’s background and past experiences differ as it pertains to class, education, religion, etc. how do you make a relationship work? A viewer wrote in asking us whether or not differences in economic upbringings and backgrounds impact marriage. What do we think? Absolutely. Listen in to hear an example and let us know what you think by leaving a comment or submitting a video response.

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  1. Lynette
    Lynette says:

    Another great topic. One of things that I had to deal with in my relationship was shame about my upbringing. It probably sounds foolish but I felt guilty about my parents being able to provide more for me than my husbands parents were able to provide for him.

  2. Ayize
    Ayize says:

    I wonder if that one statement…."you better eat your food…there's children starving in Africa" is the genesis of our negative perceptions of The Continent…HMMMMMM…just a thought.

  3. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I'm glad to know my relationship is not the only one that experiences those dinner time spats. LOL 🙂 You two were on point.

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