Earlier this week, I went out with some girl friends to hang out and have a glass of wine.
We were chatting about the usual; kids, vacations, husbands, cleaning, etc. Your typical night out.
Except, I learned something. Something that I’m quite baffled and surprised by.
Some of them mentioned that they hide things from their husbands; things like clothes, shoe and purse purchases. Literally, they hide them. Not just not tell them, but they have hiding places so their husbands don’t find out.
And, on the rare chance they do find out, they admitted to lying to their spouses/significant others.
I’m not judging. I just don’t get it.
I didn’t understand this idea.
I still don’t understand this idea.
I said this to my friends. I told them I have never had to lie about a purchase. They told me I am lucky because Mr. Serious doesn’t get upset at me for buying things. They said their husbands get upset with them and give them a hard time.
I countered that I am a very frugal person and he knows if I buy something that I think it was a good deal and he usually tells me how proud he is of me for getting such a good deal.
Maybe it’s because I’m not an impulse buyer, so I think about my purchases before I make them. Most of the time actually doing research to find the best deal.
Maybe I am lucky that Mr. Serious does not care about a shoe purchase or a pair of jeans. Maybe he’s lucky that I wouldn’t lie about it.
Honesty is one of the rocks of our relationship and I like it that way.
So, I put this out to you: Do you lie to your husband? About clothing purchases or shoes? About your kids? About what you had for lunch?