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How to Relieve Stress in Your Relationship with Minimalism

Couldn’t everyone do with less stress in their relationships? Estimates in the U.S. still show a divorce rate of 40-50%, which goes up for second marriages. For unmarried couples in committed relationships, it's nearly impossible to say how many break up. Couples fight about money, kids, jobs, big decisions, little decisions. So how can we all get along better, and reduce stress in our relationships with minimalism?

My Minimalist Closet

For a lot of people, clothing is one of the most challenging areas to downsize, and that’s understandable. Our clothing is a reflection of our personality, and lends to how we are perceived in the world. It can serve as armor, costume, or beacon; it can flatter, insult, embarrass or elevate us. But the truth is, we spend too much time and money on clothing.

Holiday Gifts and Debt: You're Smarter Than That!

When I was in my 20s and didn’t know any better, I bought people presents with my credit card and then took a couple of months to pay the money back. It was incredibly stupid. Not only did I buy more than I could afford, but then I racked up interest charges while paying off the balance.

You can celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other holiday without going into debt. This is gonna be a tough-love post, and it may make you angry. But it’s for your own good.

That’s because on average, Americans added over $1000 to their total debt from the holiday season in 2017. That is just crazy. So I want to offer some realistic alternatives to breaking the bank with your spending this season.