Eh, I'm not sure about this. Some women (me) are pretty programmed to save money after having financial hardship during our early parts of marriage. Furniture coasters and the upside down tomato planter would be something I would probably try to find the cheapest but I buy generic everything when possible. Some things you don't skimp on though. Facial soap and toothpaste being two of them.
Bob brought up an interesting point though. Is she buying brand stuff for herself and then not buying the brand you want to save money as some form of punishment for your affair? That seems plausible.
Have you specifically said "I do not want this cheap shampoo. I want XX brand." A clear, specific request. What happens then? Does she still buy the cheapest?
I think this is the biggest question, actually. I know that myself personally, if I know that my husband has a particular preference, I get that. Shampoo for example, I always get the brand name that he likes. But unless I'm aware of some strong preference, then I tend to steer toward the frugal end unless I have some reason not to....whether I'm shopping for him or for me. So in our house, that specificity makes ALL the difference in the world.
Resentment and opposition to the demands of others
Complaining about feeling underappreciated or cheated
Cynical or hostile attitude
Resentment and opposition to the demands of others and Inefficiency:
This entails taking on “jobs” but deliberately doing them inefficiently/badly, for example shopping for specific items. And all the while they smile at you as though nothing’s wrong! I hope it isn’t that for Dan, it’s truly dark and horrible stuff.
I have 2 words for you, DanF. Words that made me so happy. Amazon Prime.
Very much agree. In areas where I am very specific, I just take care of my own shopping. The delivery guy is so familiar that he hangs out when I am home. Last week, he even helped me squeegee the garage floor in exchange for showing him how to finish his.
Can't buy Angler denim pants locally. I want better shoes than you can generally find locally, so VIP account at Zappos gets you free one day delivery and returns (just return something and be nice - they give the VIP account). You want the milwalukee 18v right angled drill? Half the price as the hardware storeusing my prime acct. And the greatest advantage? It drives my congressmen apesh$t that they can't get their hooks in the sales tax.