10 Responses to “I might need a sedative soon..”

  1. 1 b November 17, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    you could take away all of his credit cards and debit cards..that’s what Kirsten does to me.

  2. 2 geohde November 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    For what it’s worth, my spouse and I have similar ‘discussions’. I think it’s universal.


  3. 3 iambrowneyedgirl November 18, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Did you write this post about my husband? Because holy cow this is exactly what we go through in our house. So ridiculous. I don’t have a solution for you, but if you figure something out you let me know.

  4. 4 anne nahm November 18, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Ugh. That sounds real irritating. I have no clue how to fix it though.

  5. 5 meg November 18, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Oh I think this is a very common thing. Money and sex! Most common fights in the American household! ha! I don’t have an answer…maybe a budget allowance a week and once that is gone it is gone?

    Good luck…

  6. 6 Somedayme2 November 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Last year we got buried so bad from his crap spending we almost lost our house. GOOD TIMES! Now we each get a certain amount to spend each week. Credit cards and debit cards under lockdwon in filing cabinet, they only see the light of day ocassionally! We might actually see light at the end of the tunnel, but then again Christmas is around the corner.

    Anybody need a slightly used “media” collection consisting of old school projectors? and slide equipment??

  7. 7 The mother hen November 18, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Cash only! When it’s gone it’s gone.

  8. 8 Michelle November 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    We went through this. My husband does not seem to understand that we can’t just pay the full balance on everything like credit cards. He some how “lost” his debit card (i will deny knowing anything about this) and I have never called to renew it so now he has to ask me for my debit card and that controls it right there. We also got rid of all our credit cards recently and are just trying to pay them off.

  9. 9 Stefi November 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    We definitely went through this! Here’s what we did: we set up a joint checking account (where both of our paychecks are direct deposited), a joint savings account (where money is scheduled to be directly sent from our joint checking on a weekly basis), and we each have a private checking account.

    On the first of every month I deposit a $100 allowance into each of our private checking accounts. This is our money for the month to spend as we see fit (shopping trips for my clothes and everything else, H’s lunch out everyday at work, his weekly poker games, etc. pretty much any purchase that’s not joint) and we (meaning HE because he’s the one with the prob) MUST stay within that $100 per month b/c when it’s gone, it’s gone. If he doesn’t budget well, he spends the last week of the month packing his lunch. I don’t budge.

    It has been a bit trying – he tries to convince me to give him more money – but it does seem to be helping him track his money better and see where it’s going.

    You mentioned that you already have a personal account for your H, perhaps you could sit down and discuss an “allowance” where you both agree on the amount and he can commit to staying within that? That’s my advice, other than that, just grab something harder to try to beat the point into his pea sized brain 😀


  10. 10 Angie November 20, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I agree with mother hen. An adult allowance. When he spends it all on bubble gum and baseball cards, too bad so sad.

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