Man baffled by wife’s reaction to his new financial rules: ‘[She’s] just spending all of the time’

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A man can’t believe his wife’s spending habit since they got married.

He explained the situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. After he and his wife got married, she began to increase her spending. She bought a ton of items that he felt were unnecessary. When he confronted her about making a budget, she dismissed him. 

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“We got married this past March (I’m 25, she’s 23), and for her, it has been a spending spree ever since,” he explained. “Hundreds at a time on clothes, accessories, makeup and all others that fall within that ilk, little trinkets for interior design, just spending all of the time. I make an OK living, and the only reason we aren’t underwater is because I don’t buy anything.” 

He tried to talk to her about the issue, but she didn’t want to hear it.

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“After running up $550 on a coat, I finally decided enough was enough,” he said. “I built a spreadsheet, explained it to her, and wanted to handle things like adults. She acted like she was nodding off, struggling to stay away. She looked like a high school kid stuck in the most boring class in the school. When I was done, I didn’t expect a fight. I thought it was fair. She, on the other hand, doesn’t view this as a budget that benefits us both. She views this as I’m dominating her and I’m constricting her.” 

Redditors thought the couple suffered from poor communication. 

“You didn’t talk about money before you got married?” a user wrote

“The wife is acting like an impulsive child,” another said

“This is something that should have been hammered out before you got married,” someone commented

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