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DH vent

I have been doing a lot lately to save money, from really cheap lunches to do it yourself stuff, in preparation for our move. Well today Dh decides he's going to get an Iphone. WTF? He has already purchased it, so it's not like I can try to talk him out of it. I'm so frustrated with him right now.

I may DD this late I just need to vent.

Re: DH vent

  • That would be frustrating.  A big purchase like that ought to be discussed...unless he took it from a personal fund, in which case, then it'd be his own thing.  But if it comes from a shared account, I'd call him on it!
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  • That would really bother me as well.  I'm sorry!
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  • That really sucks. ?I'm sorry. ?
  • Your DH must have been talking to my DH. Then again, he probably wasn't listening...

    I have exploded towards my DH regarding this type of thing several times. I will be trying to save money left and right, and then he will impulse spend it on music, t-shirts, and basically anything he can order online. I can't say it has stopped completely, but he's gotten a bit better about it.

    What really triggered his breakthrough moment was my taking away fun things from him every time he would overspend. First I would get upset, then I would reinforce it by not letting us go on any fun outings (including movies, dinner) during the next weekend, since he had already spent that money on something else. Since DH also loves food, I would make dinner more boring and simple (cheaper) to drive the point home. After doing this a few times, I've had success.

    Instead of buying something for himself this week, he bought me two shirts. He knows I am desperately lacking maternity clothes (or shirts that are long enough), but won't buy any because I want to save for the hospital/labor costs. So, knowing we had enough money to cover it, he went out and got me two shirts, and didn't get himself anything at all ;-)

     

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