| | Re: Differences in thriftyness
Originally Posted by Runs like Dog
My non earning spouse spends most waking moments grumbling about money. And yet, and yet she's neither physically nor cognitively challenged and could run right out and earn if it was truly such a horrible issue. But that's never going to happen because it's not really about money. It's about asserting absolute control over money or at the least, complaining to absolve herself of any responsibility. She's the spender but if I spend a nickel THAT'S a catastrophe.
Again, it's about control, also it's about not being accountable.
I remember the would no problem with me spending over 200 hundred dollars on a single date night with food and drinks (mostly her mixed drinks) but if I spent 200 dollars on replacing my three year old cell phone I was accussed of "pissing money away" on junk.
It all about control.
I feel sorry for those with depression, mental illness, hangnails, bad hair, bad childhood memories, etc. I feel sorry for the visually impaired but that doesn't mean I want a blind person flying my airplane and my compassion won't make the flight any safer.