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Old 08-02-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
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My wife gets mad when I buy stuff for my aquarium. What to do?

Thinking of getting a prepaid card so she canít see what Iím spending. What do you guys do when youíre significant others had enough of your addiction?
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:33 AM   #2
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I do what my wife does to me...... open up a secret credit account
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Tell her your an adult and can spend your hard earned money as you see fit. Unless you are neglecting paying the real bills first. My hubbie and I had this problem for a while and sat down to discuss a monthly Allowance of no questions asked funds. I pull that out each month and donít overspend. No more argument.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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I know this post is mostly tongue-in-cheek, but I'm going to take it very seriously. Primarily because there might be someone in this situation who has a legitimate problem.

Can you afford all of the aquarium supplies you're buying? Are you prone to irresponsible spending? Do you refuse spending on hobbies that are important to him/her?

If you answered yes to any of these questions; stop buying stuff for your aquarium.

If not, then address your relationship. No healthy relationship is maintained with lies. If s/he is controlling, badgering, and generally unpleasant about reasonable expenditures, it's time to discuss why. Couples therapy is amazingly helpful. If his/her behavior doesn't change or s/he's otherwise abusive, it's time to get out of the relationship.

If s/he is just nervous about the cost of the hobby, have a candid conversation about your expectations and his/hers. What are his/her fears? Have him/her explain them. Explain how you will address those fears, if they are reasonable.

Ultimately, you should both agree upon a budget. If you have, for example, 200 dollars a month that is allotted to your personal (not household) use, then how you spend it is your business.

Relationships are cultivated and maintained with mutual respect, kindness and compassion. They should be at least as important to you as your hobbies and, like your hobbies, require upkeep. If that reality is incompatible with your lifestyle, you need to reconsider your marriage.
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You should have seen my wife's face when I dumped $2500 on a 150g tank, stand, filters, decor, and fish. Priceless.
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This thread should mostly be funny my wife just thinks itís a dumb hobby and a waste of money. King Fishers got it! I can only imagine her reaction
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I wish! I think Iíd have to choose between her or my aquariums if I did that
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