Anyone here managing striving for financial independence after financial abuse (among other kinds of abuse).

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Yeah. Emdr (form of trauma therapy) specifically around money/financial abuse has helped a lot.

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Yes. Parental abuse that turned into personal habit and self-abuse in the form of comfort purchases. I love that someone mentioned EMDR. It works.

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Examples? I made all kinds of mistakes. No 401k until 30s, lots of student loans (both spouses). Just bought a million dollar house that needs work.

Well that's good. Personally I found the cost of a financial advisor to be helpful for accountability. Not for spending (I'm cheap), but for investing behavioral finance issues that keep hurting me.

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