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Beyond Dollars and Cents: The Emotional Currency of Marriage

In marriage, it is not merely the knowledge of your partner’s financial worth that matters, but the understanding of where his or her heart carries its burdens.


Odusanya Adedeji (Clinical Psychologist)

The above quote by Odusanya Adedeji, a Clinical Psychologist at Arogi Trauma Care Foundation, highlights the significance of emotional connection and understanding in a marriage or partnership beyond the materialistic aspect of financial worth. This suggests that while knowing about each other’s financial situation is important, it is equally crucial to comprehend and empathize with the emotional burdens carried by your partner.

True understanding and connection in a marriage go beyond the surface level of material wealth or financial status. A deeper level of empathy and compassion is required to truly support and connect with your partner.

Emotional well-being and support are key factors in a successful and fulfilling relationship. Therefore, being aware of and sensitive to the emotional struggles, worries, and challenges that your partner may be facing is of utmost significance.

This thought expressed by the quote writer, encourages individuals in a marriage or partnership to prioritize emotional connection and open communication. It further suggests that genuine understanding and support for each other’s emotional burdens contribute to a strong and nurturing bond.

Overall, while financial knowledge is important, it is the understanding of each other’s emotional challenges and being there to provide support that truly matters in a marriage or partnership. It reminds individuals to foster emotional intimacy, empathy, and compassion in order to build a resilient and fulfilling relationship.


Adedeji Odusanya

Odusanya Adedeji A., is a Licensed & Certified Clinical Psychologist whose domain of expertise cuts across management of specific mental health issues such as, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety & Anxiety related disorders, Substance Use Disorder, etc


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