I myself come from the good side of the tracks. And my husband comes from the bad side of the tracks. But I don’t care. I love my husband for who he is. I don’t care if he comes from the gutter, he will alwys be my sweetheart.
But there are obvious conflicts due to this subject.
My husband grew up poor. So every time he gets his paycheck, he pays the rent, but then he spends the money on food and on himself. I find that to be very and greedy and selfish. But I keep reminding myself that he didn’t have much growing up and he’s making up for what he didn’t have now.
I grew up upper middle class in a rich posh area, all white collar. I like to save money, but when I get my paycheck, I spend the majority on food, bills and stuff for my looks from shampoo, to new clothes, make up and skin and hair care products, Woolite laundry soap for my clothes. I love to take my clothes to the dry cleaners every time that I wear them. Expensive jewlery, faux fur coats strike my fancy.
Now. There is always an argument about money. I scream at my husband, because he spends all his paycheck on food and flatscreen tvs, cable a thing that we don’t need. He acts like we are rich and we are just hoplessly middle class.
My husband screams at me, because dry cleaning and certain beauty products that I like to use plus new clothes are too expensive. To him it is. So he tells me what I can buy and what is too expensive to buy. It makes me want to scream.
We don’t carry or have credit cards, because my husband can’t spend money right. If you would give him a thousand dollars, he would spend it in a heart beat.
If you gave me a thousand dollars, I would open up a money market account and save money that way.
There are a few other little conflicts that we need to work on but we love each other and we have each other’s backs and that is what makes a sweet sweet couple.
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