I’ve been reading a blog where the husband is struggling to keep his wife from spending money they don’t have to spend. It finally got to the point where he is hiding money from his wife.
We have tried the counseling but it usually degenerates into screaming matches. Enough is enough. I don’t care to live in a hovel when I get older so it is up to me to save. I will divorce my finances from my wife’s finances if that is necessary. I thought about it before but it is fast becoming a viable option. I intend to consult a lawyer to see how one goes about doing that…
I printed out info on Debit cards and explained to my wife the dangers of using overdraft protection at 21%. I hope she keeps better control of her checking account. In any case she does not have a credit card and the overdraft is limited to 5000. Crazy stuff this!
More recently he posted that he checked his wife’s purse for new credit cards.
I must be losing it. I snuck into my wife’s purse the other night while she was sleeping and checked for any new credit cards. Thankfully there were none…
I know it sounds crazy but spending is every bit a sickness as alcoholism or gambling or drug addiction. I just need to know that I am not getting blind sided…
There actually is a shopping sickness called Oniomania (Compulsive Shopping Disorder) and it can have devastating effects like any other addiction.
What’s your opinion in this situation? If you were in a similar situation (if it is possible to even imagine), how do you think you’d handle it?
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