We’re excited to share that Tribeca Therapy’s Founder and Clinical Director Matt Lundquist was quoted in three recent publications, specifically discussing how to have a successful long-term relationship in 2020, financial issues in a marriage and therapy as an important investment.
InStyle Magazine’s “What Makes A Relationship Work In 2020?” highlighted three couples in strong, years-long relationships, as well as Matt’s commentary, as a couples and relationship therapist, on what each couple did right. While, as Matt explained, “dating is definitely much harder these days, especially with the rise of dating apps, social media, and just generally busier lives,” these couples found savvy ways to navigate social media, communication and dating. For example, social media has made people, as Matt observed, “more ready to move on with healing after a breakup, because they believe that they have so many options at their fingertips.” But conversely, the couples in the article showed “they’re willing to work on it–together–instead of giving up on it, and that’s why they feel more connected.”
Related to the theme of communication in relationships raised in the previous article, Matt helped Fatherly writer Daniel Kurt answer a reader’s question. The reader, Chad, discovered his wife had a secret separate savings account, which she said she opened in case their relationship went south. Explaining that “marriage is both legally and otherwise a financial relationship,” Matt said, “Hiding money from a spouse isn’t okay…Deciding to do that out of fear may be sincere or may be a cover story, consciously or unconsciously.” No matter what the reason, the issue, as Matt asserted, needs to be addressed in the relationship because it is a breach of trust.
And lastly, Matt was quoted in HerMoney’s article “3 Affordable Ways To Invest In Your Relationship With Yourself.” One of these ways that writer Lauren Tasson emphasized was therapy. While Matt acknowledged that therapy can be a big investment, offering some possibilities of affordable options such as low-cost or free group therapy or centers that have grad training programs with therapists working toward getting fully licensed, he also noted, “Not all spending decisions are equal.”