Today I was supposed to make sure we are dealing with our finances in a respectful way towards our husbands. This is a tricky one for me. And I came home with a plethera of bags from the mall. LOL. Most of which I cleared by him first though. But it is inevitably always more than he anticipates. It's a tricky thing balancing my love of spending, holding back for the sake of respecting my husband's wishes and also providing all the things we "need" as a family.
We've taken a few hard hits here in the last few months financially. But I did make sure I consulted Dan today about some big purchases that are looming over our heads. I made my recommendation, and left it to him to decide. He did in fact go another way from what I wanted, but I think we made a pretty good arrangement and I'd like to think he felt respected.