We may be acquiring more than we can afford, in order to fix a relationship leak that can never effectively be plugged this way. We'll use excuses such as "I need time out from the situation, so I'll go indulge in a little retail therapy." It might not only be the malls that are used as scapegoats; even something as honorable as "getting away from it all" in the form of a holiday that you can't afford right now seems justifiable.
Complicated and challenging relationships seem to stay with us no matter where we go or what we accumulate to perk them up with. They're constantly playing out in our minds, consuming energy, and attracting more experiences that match the low vibrational frequency of the unhealthy exchanges often found in troublesome relationships. How much of one's headspace does a relationship like this take up?
You would constantly be processing ways to deal with the situation, or when you feel that it's beyond the stage where you want to deal with it, escape from it.
So my question is, does spending money to perk up a relationship in trouble, buy any goodwill? Does it in fact buy more time to work through issues?
What about those who don't have ample resources to spend on a partner? How do they perk up a relationship, especially in our global village where partners can be traded like commodities?