I couldn’t imagine wanting to hide receipts or credit card bills. I’d be devastated if Mr. BFS ever did that either. Isn’t it just a different form of lying? Isn’t lying a death sentence on a relationship?
Take a look at this example from the article:
When I go and splurge on Jimmy Choos or Manolos, I never ask for the box, I bring a big enough purse and just put them in my bag. I put them under the carpet in my car and wait until [my husband] is walking the dog and then they make it into the closet. After so many pairs, it’s hard to hide them.
I stash things in the guest bedroom. Christmas is a great time to bring extra gifts and purchases into the house. I can slip purchases in under the tree. Santa always is very generous. But I get why my husband’s upset, I definitely over shop.
Seriously?! Yep, I totally want to spend my adult life sneaking around behind my husband’s back to hide something I bought that I didn’t even need…can you feel my sarcasm?
Even if we were talking about something more exciting to me than shoes, I couldn’t imagine hiding it from my hubby. Heck, I feel slightly guilty just for hiding Christmas gifts, lol. I definitely would not enjoy my life as much if I was keeping secrets all of the time – I think my stomach would be in a constant knot. I also think this would lead to marriage problems.
I understand that every marriage is different, but I think that honesty is universal. Wouldn’t you be mad and hurt if you found out your significant other was hiding something like secret spending from you? I’d be even more mad since the money they were spending meant we weren’t going to hit our savings goals.
What do you think? Do you know of any other secret spending stories to add?
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