Monday, November 18, 2019

Day 220

I’m posting this a little after midnight in Louisiana but claiming jet lag. 

Compared to some couples, Richard and I haven’t been married very long. I realize this, but I want to dispense this advice anyway: Your partner doesn’t need to know everything, but be prepared for them to find out if you do something and don’t tell them. 

Allow me to elaborate. 

Common relationship advice includes stuff about trusting each other and not having secrets, and I believe that is important. I truly do. But there are some things that seem insignificant enough that maybe you don’t feel a need to discuss with your partner. There are also things that won’t hurt them if they never find out, so you might feel like it’s no big deal if you fail to mention them. 

Well, I got busted tonight. 

Our monthly subscribe and save box from Amazon arrived while I was gone, but Richard waited until I was home to open it. When we did eventually open it, the first thing he saw was a bulk pack of something from Avery. 

“Beebs. Did you put file folders on our subscribe and save?”
“No! That’s ridiculous! Why would I do that?”
“But I did add divider tabs for my literature review binder. And I’m only getting them every six months! And I can skip them if I still have some of these in six months!”

And that’s the story of how my husband found out that I am stockpiling Avery dividers. 

Also, real advice: have a set amount of money that you and your partner are comfortable with the other spending without discussing it together. It’s nice. 

Something  that made today great: Safe travels home
Time I woke up: 7:30 PST?

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