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post #61 of 129
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In my case , the worse part of it is my guilt.

I do know she is frigging right and my behaviour is irrational.

My desire for a certain hedonistic way of life is stronger than rational thinking.

I'm 40 and acting like a petulant 20 something.

Are we a bit masochist?
post #62 of 129
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I do know she is frigging right

Well then that's 99% of the battle right there

Most guys will never get this far
post #63 of 129
Not much of an issue, because my wife and I follow a budget that allows us both to pursue our individual interests equitably. However, every once and a while she will discover how much something costs -- say, a pair of good shoes -- and ask why I care so much about clothes/appearance. My typical response is "consider the alternative." This is also a good response for when she complains about my nutrition/training program.
post #64 of 129
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Not much of an issue, because my wife and I follow a budget that allows us both to pursue our individual interests equitably. However, every once and a while she will discover how much something costs -- say, a pair of good shoes -- and ask why I care so much about clothes/appearance. My typical response is "consider the alternative."

This is also a good response for when she complains about my nutrition/training program.



As I have a very Greek approach to budget in general , my overspending is also hidden behind some clever accounting.
post #65 of 129
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Whenever I buy something new, I hide it in the back of the closet for a few months. Then when I wear it and my wife says, "Oh, is that new?" I can reply, "I've had it for a while."

I think she's on to me, though. The other day she responded with, "Yes, but have you worn it before?"

post #66 of 129
I usually thrift anyway, so I will brag about something and she will just roll her eyes. However, I do occasionally splurge, but she also knows I sell things a lot. If she catches me, I will tell her I intend to sell it - most of the time I am intending to sell it. Then again, a lot of times I become fond of the items I intend to sell and they discreetly work their way into my closet. She never notices....
post #67 of 129
Use the old ways and think how good you'll look in court later.

post #68 of 129
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Use the old ways and think how good you'll look in court later.


i have recntly watched too many episodes of Judge Judy and I'm scared....
post #69 of 129
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Use the old ways and think how good you'll look in court later.


If his outfit is any indication, the old ways didn't work very well.
post #70 of 129
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I've often wondered if a gay partner would be more forgiving but I am not prepared to change my lifestyle and preference.


Possibly. They may try and fuck you in the ass though.
post #71 of 129
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Possibly. They may try and fuck you in the ass though.

Designers love the gay community...

They tend to spend more on clothes and are very sensitive to their image...

They're what we call DINK ,double income no kids...

Regarding the question of fucking you in the ass ,you could be a giver a ,receiver or both.
post #72 of 129
It has never been an issue. I don't go berserk spending and neither does she. Everything is kept well within means by both of us. When I bought myself a two tone Rolex GMT all she said was that's a nice watch with a smile on her face. She has bought a few very expensive pieces of jewelry and every now and again the closet gets a serious makeover. I basically don't care and of course the reward for being nonchalant tends to be very good. Now we did keep a few expensive purchases secret but that's because they were gifts from one to another.
post #73 of 129
My wife complains more about the space my stuff is occupying than my actual expenditure. I don't particularly believe it is any of her business what I spend on clothes, as it isn't a huge sum and I'm very diligent about paying for housing / holidays / savings / school fees etc. Plus in our circle of friends we have: 2x coke fiends 1x serious gambling problem 1x regular whore user 1x Chateau Pétrus aficionado (even though he and his family live in 65 square metres) 2x keeping costly mistresses Me buying a pair of Edward Greens or having a jacket made up is small beer.
post #74 of 129
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If that works for you, that's great. But I see it as a recipe for disaster. Something just doesn't seem right about that.
post #75 of 129
Yes. But I usually say something if its a big purchase (suit/nice shoes). My wife is very understanding of the role my clothes play in my profession. I still try to stay frugal and use eBay/outlet whenever possible.
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