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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    My wife and I get along pretty good but we do have a couple hang ups.

    1. I'm 6'7" with a large build (not fat just big) and am very particular about how clothes fit, look, etc. There are very few clothes that are made to look good on some one like me. My wife has an obsession with trying to find clothes deals for the kids and me. I am not afraid to spend money on quality clothes and she grew up in a family that cheapest is best. I have yet to not return an article of clothing she buys me. She says I need to lighten up on what I like in clothes. I return everything and try to tell her that just because it says it comes in "tall" doesn't mean it is meant to fit tall people. I have even made the mistake of telling her on my birthday and Christmas that I don't even know why I'm opening these presents because I'm just going to return them. Once again I am very anal and particular about my clothes. One of these days she will realize to just stop buying clothes for me.

    2. I am a big picture type of guy and my wife is one who gets wrapped up in current small details. This isn't a huge deal for some people but it is a big sticking point for us at times. My wife is great at paying the bills and finding if we were charged 5 dollars more than we should have. As I stated earlier she grew up in a family where cheapest is best and saving every penny is the best way to being rich. I grew up with a dad that is very good at sound investing and seeing the bigger picture and not letting little hiccups detour you. My wife hates how much money we have tied up in things that don't make us any money currently but will be more than worth it in about 10+ years. She thinks all money needs to be sitting in a savings account. About two months ago I bought a farm without telling her and put it into a pretty agressive finance plan to get it paid off faster meaning making little to no money on it for the next 7-10 years. I honestly thought she was going to kill me or leave me for about a week.

    These aren't really deal breakers but they are ones where my wife and I are like oil and water. And about 100 other things but I don't feel like typing anymore.
    I think I may be on your wife's side on #2...buying a farm sounds like something you may want to run past her.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    My wife would likely say my biggest issue is her not getting enough of my time because I spend to much time with my other "wives" (i.e. the five computers in the house). And then there are the two "concubines" (work and personal smartphone)...they don't get as much attention and aren't treated as well as the "wives", but they demand time nonetheless.

    I obsess over things that aren't working properly and need fixing, which devotes further time and attention that should be given to her.

    Also, when I hop into bed (she is usually in bed first and all snuggled and tucked in), I torment her with my cold feet.
    I do this as well... it makes her furious. But I argue that if she really loved me she wouldn't want my feet to be so cold.

    I have poor circulation and my feet are always cold.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    It's not like I paid cash for it. I still had to finance the majority of it which has it's built in risks. Like I said earlier certain levels of risk don't bother me at all, all levels of risk freak my wife out. We clash big time on that.
    Even so. Man, if I made a huge financial decision like that without consulting my wife, it would be a HUGE deal. Small stuff isn't a problem, but we at least have to talk about it.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Mrs. FarminCy: "Hey honey, what'd you do today?"

    FarminCy: "Oh you know, did some chores, ate lunch at McDonald's, fixed a tractor. Pretty routine day. Oh, and I bought a farm. What'd you do?"

    Mrs. FarminCy: "You bought what?!?!"



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Even so. Man, if I made a huge financial decision like that without consulting my wife, it would be a HUGE deal. Small stuff isn't a problem, but we at least have to talk about it.
    Yeah, we consult for pretty much anything over $100. We never tell each other no on anything, but the large stuff is definitely discussed ahead of time.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Just a couple of examples about my spouse. Could write pages and pages

    Unfinished projects - 4 years ago started putting vinyl baseboard in the garage. Four feet left undone.

    Procrastinates - waits until major snowstorm to check the snowblower

    Use of time - if he thinks a project will take an hour plan on 4-6

    Doesn't like duvets or throw pillows



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    Just a couple of examples about my spouse. Could write pages and pages

    Unfinished projects - 4 years ago started putting vinyl baseboard in the garage. Four feet left undone.

    Procrastinates - waits until major snowstorm to check the snowblower

    Use of time - if he thinks a project will take an hour plan on 4-6

    Doesn't like duvets or throw pillows
    how could I forget about his procrastinating. Even he would say that's his worst trait. Had to spend the first three weeks after high school graduation doing a semester's worth of online calculus that he'd gotten behind on (he's kinda lucky he was still allowed to graduate!)Turned a paper in 9 days late one time in college. I love the man but he should be a professional procrastinator. Maybe he'll get to that someday.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    Just a couple of examples about my spouse. Could write pages and pages

    Unfinished projects - 4 years ago started putting vinyl baseboard in the garage. Four feet left undone.

    Procrastinates - waits until major snowstorm to check the snowblower

    Use of time - if he thinks a project will take an hour plan on 4-6

    Doesn't like duvets or throw pillows
    Don't get me started on things about hubby that set me off (oddly enough, though, a couple of them are things that other people would love).

    But what makes YOU tough to live with? ;)



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Even so. Man, if I made a huge financial decision like that without consulting my wife, it would be a HUGE deal. Small stuff isn't a problem, but we at least have to talk about it.
    I get what your saying but it's not like I bought it out of our personal finances. My farming operation is a completely separate entity that has zero ties to our personal finances. She was very involved in the later stages of the closing. It just so happened that this farm came up in conversation about a different farm I am leasing and the owner had to have a definitive answer and purchase agreement in place that next day to meet some application deadlines for him if he were to sell it. They weren't planning on selling the farm but had told people that if a right buyer popped up they would.

    It was kind of a right place right time thing that was too good of a deal on my end and the sellers end to pass up. I had about two hours to make a decision on it and my wife is impossible to get a hold of during the day so I made the decision to buy it.

    My dad has done this to my mom on multiple occasions and they have been married for 43 years so I am just going to hope she sticks with me that long because this probably won't be the last time I do something like this.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    I'm terrible at telling stories and probably shouldn't try. Also, I tend to talk to myself A LOT (it's how I work through problems). That always drove my girlfriend nuts when we were studying together. I'd be writing/revising a paper and be talking to myself the entire time.



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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    Too much time on the computer, but I can't sit and watch stupid (in my mind) shows on TV unless there's something going on in my brain. I can usually find something somewhat interesting on the web to pique my interests, to include CF, of course.

    Snoring.

    I also sing along or whistle or keep the beat with my hands or fingers on the steering wheel when driving. I think if someone else did that all the time when I was riding along I'd get pretty annoyed. I also like to make up nonsensical lyrics to familiar songs. Lots of rhymes with "underwear" or "Scooby Do." for some reason. Also a few NSFW type lyrics.

    Why the heck isn't this a thread about our Significant OTHER'S annoying habits and actions? THAT would be a HECK of a thread right there!


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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    I'm with Farmin. Buying a farm is a business decision for his business.

    if you own a small business that your spouse isn't part of, would you expect them to care?


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    Re: Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

    I'm borderline OCD and anal retentive. Enough said.



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