Is it her money you're spending? My wife does well at her job, but most bills are covered by me. We have a set amount of money that can be spent on luxuries every month and only if it's going to be exceeded do we talk about it with each other first. She knows how much I spend on my hobbies and that's fine. I know what she spends on her hobbies and I'm fine with that as long as it doesn't dip into our money for bills or the money that goes into savings every month.
What I'm getting at here is that for any relation ship to work we need to make decisions together but we also need to be somewhat independent. You need to set a personal fun budget and whether that's $100 or $10,000 a month is up to you, but do it and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
I don't mean to play psychologist here, I just know from experience when every little thing involves the others person, it can get old rather quick. If I come home with a new gun and my wife actually figures out it's a different one, she now just sayS something like "that's nice" or "what's different about that one since it looks so similar" and I appreciate that even though I know she doesn't care, just like I say "man, that's a great purse!". I really don't care but if it makes her happy I'll show interest even if I'd rather be doing just about anything else!
Pay your bills then buy what you want; you've worked for it so enjoy it!
ive never had any trouble with hitting a 6 inch target at 100 rounds with my AK and its a cheap romainan wasr10. go for one of the underfolders, you won't regret it
Oh Yeah..If you can do that then that is the better option. Just make sure it is an FEG original Hungarian receiver, Chrome lined barrel, etc. But as was mentioned... even a wasr10 is a great option. I just love my Hungarian one. :)Quote:
I can pick one up at a local gun show for the same price, and leave with it in hand. It's just the issue of having the money. And, getting her to go along with it.
As for starting a new life together.... I have some pretty good experience considering I got married 2 years ago. (actually exactly 2 years ago... Anniversary!) My wife and I set a budget and stick to it. I have a set amount per month to spend on gun stuff. That way she knows that I am not over spending. If I want to get a new gun for any reason we sit down and talk about pros and cons of the purchase. They KEY is communication. You start buying things behind her back and she finds out, guess what??? She no longer trusts you. I don't know about others, but I value my wife's trust and don't want to betray that.
Anyhow, what works for us is simply communicating about it. And....I'll shut the psychology up now... :)
Best Advice for marriage I was ever given:
It is better and easier to get forgiveness, than it is to get permission
It has worked wonders in my marriage :smile:
At least if she kill's you before you are married - you have the satisfaction of leaving everything to the dog
Oh come on no one has said it? Fine I'll say it.
DIBS ON GUNS AND AMMO!
This is lame. Do what you want to do. Women like men who don't seek approval all the time.
Wife 1.0 (must) think she is rough and tumble. She is lovingly called by friends, family and neighbors "The More Power Girl" (Tim Allen). We needed a chainsaw she wants the 18" Stihl, we needed a new mower she wanted the John Deere 160. I have no issues when I make a gun purchase other than trying to keep my new toy. More than once she has returned to the store to get the the same thing after trying to remove mine from my person. Luckily I don't have the most expensive taste in anything but I don't mind spending extra for quality..I never did need the flash.
Have you taken her out shooting yet? If you can arrange for your buddy's AK to be "available" to shoot, she might try it and then she may WANT you to have one-so she can later claim it as her own.