She Mail: Spouse’s Online Shopping Habit
Here is this morning’s question:
I have a problem. Well, actually it’s my husband’s problem. He keeps buying stuff online after a night of drinking. You wouldn’t believe the stuff that has shown up lately. Here’s a short list of stuff that’s been delivered to our house lately:
-A Lamda Lamda Lamda jacket from the movie Revenge Of The Nerds
-3 Karate outfits
-6 second abs
-Mr. T Chia Pet
-A self-help package entitled “Be Here Now”
-And a John Denver Box Set
As you can tell, these purchases are adding up. He makes decent money & when I give flack about it he says, “Look, I work hard for my money & if I want to spend it on something stupid, that’s up to me.”
I kinda just wanted you to bust him on the air about it but if you do have suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
Married to a Sloppy Online Shopper
WOW, we want to help you but we REALLY want to keep getting lists of his purchases from you. Really? A Lamda Lamda Lamda jacket? Anyhow, drunk-online-shopping seems to be something your husband really enjoys so while you probably shouldn’t expect him to give it up entirely, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to set some limits. How would he feel about a budget? Would he be willing to set up a savings account with money JUST for his online purchases? It’s understandable that he wants to have fun with his money, but he needs to recognize that alcohol impairs his judgment. If he scoffs at this idea, just use that Mr. T Chia Pet as a visual aide.
And remember, if you ever need help or just want us to hash out your problem on the air, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.