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Do You Lie to Your Spouse?

I’m not talking about big stuff like when you embezzled from your employer or when you stuck it to your wifes sister. I’m talking about less serious stuff. The little things in life. Do you do it?

The reason I ask is I have tentatively decided to lie to my wife which I realize will be the first time in a 15 year relationship. The deal is I’m buying a truck and she insists I sell my car. That sounds reasonable but I don’t think I could sell my car for more than 8 or 900 dollars but I think it’s worth way more. Even though it has 200k and it’s nearly 20 years old, it’s been a gem and it still drives great.

I decided I will tell her I put out an add but not actually do so. I may even tell her I lowered the price after a month or two to buy more time. After enough time goes by, she should be used to seeing the car in the driveway and just kind of forget about selling it. We’ll see how it goes and if I actually stick to my plan.

You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?

What if your wife wants to see what you put in the ad? What are you going to show her. Cause if you blow her off she is going to know what is what. Then you will say WTF! And be surf’n the sofa for a while. Or worst! Lies like that where she is involved is going to land you in hot water if your caught!

This is slightly higher on the lie-scale then saying you wouldn’t want to screw the hot waitress with the huge tits. This is deception and it’s not cool. Get ready for an argument that ends up with you donating that car to a charitable organization.

Instead, sell the car for $800 and buy her something pretty.

Only when I fake orgasms.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Only when I fake orgasms.[/quote]

LOL FTW

In general, no. Once in a while - I did brush the kid’s teeth; I did give the kids a bath; I did give the dog a bath; I didn’t spend all night watching tv when I was on T-Nation.

What kind of pansy are you? If you want to keep the damn car, tell her your keeping the damn car!

Fuckin’ A, it’s sickening to hear about couples who have to tip-toe around each other. Be honost and stand your ground. If she’s going to have a hissy, fuck it. It’ll either blow over or she’ll leave you.

If she leaves you over this, then she’s a piece a shit you could do without.

Man-up, boy!

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?[/quote]

Are you saying my plan is doomed to failure?

[quote]Doug Adams wrote:

Instead, sell the car for $800 and buy her something pretty.[/quote]

This i would fail at because, as Momma pointed out, I don’t understand women.

[quote]MaloVerde wrote:
What kind of pansy are you? If you want to keep the damn car, tell her your keeping the damn car!

Fuckin’ A, it’s sickening to hear about couples who have to tip-toe around each other. Be honost and stand your ground. If she’s going to have a hissy, fuck it. It’ll either blow over or she’ll leave you.

If she leaves you over this, then she’s a piece a shit you could do without.

Man-up, boy!

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Thanks for that. You are, of course, correct. the problem is I already told her I was going to keep it and she said no your not. If I now insist I’m being right in her face over a battle I’m not sure is worth it. I think in a relationship it’s good to strategically pick the battles that are important enough to make a stand. This case, I think I can keep the car without going directly against her.

FYI, there is no chance she would leave me over this.

Just tell her you aren’t going to sell it for the reasons that you explained to us. She will get over it.

But only if you will continue to use it. If you aren’t going to use it much, might as well sell it now and get what you can.

[quote]on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?

Are you saying my plan is doomed to failure?[/quote]

Find out why she wants you to sell the car. Then, ask her if you can keep it in exchange for being her love slave for a month. And you have to do everything she says. No exceptions. Everything.

So, think your car is worth it?

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?

Are you saying my plan is doomed to failure?

Find out why she wants you to sell the car. Then, ask her if you can keep it in exchange for being her love slave for a month. And you have to do everything she says. No exceptions. Everything.

So, think your car is worth it?
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She just doesn’t think we should have a car out in the driveway. I agree, but most of our neighbors have cars out anyway.

Heck I would do the love slave thing for free. Sex with one child was easy to manage. Since the birth of our 2nd just over a year ago it’s been tough. Mostly super early in the morning and completely tame. Hey, you’re a Biochemist. Got any pills to make the kids nap at the same time?

How much do you think the car is worth? If you feel it’s worth $3k, put out an ad to sell it for that much. If you don’t get any offers on it for that much, then you don’t sell it. It’s a win win, you put the car up for sale like you said you would, but you only sell it if you get the value that you think it should be sold for.

Dude, a woman will only wait so long for a man to do something she wants done before she does it herself.

Your truck’s a gonner. She’s gonna sell it for $500 and come back to you like she discovered the cure for cancer and then tell you how worthless you are for not being able to sell it yourself.

I don’t understand why any man would put up with such bullshit.

Personally, I also drive an older car (1990 Honda) and I commute 1,000 miles per week in the damn thing. It is a gem! I wouldn’t sell that car FOR SHIT because that car is what gets me to work and it pays the fucking bills.

With that said, I also make enough money to buy a new car/ truck if I so desire. This is the part where I say “I don’t know why any man would put up with this bullshit!” If I did desirre to buy a new vehicle, damn if I would let anyone stand in front of my decision. But that’s just me I guess.

[quote]on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?

Are you saying my plan is doomed to failure?

Find out why she wants you to sell the car. Then, ask her if you can keep it in exchange for being her love slave for a month. And you have to do everything she says. No exceptions. Everything.

So, think your car is worth it?

She just doesn’t think we should have a car out in the driveway. I agree, but most of our neighbors have cars out anyway.

Heck I would do the love slave thing for free. Sex with one child was easy to manage. Since the birth of our 2nd just over a year ago it’s been tough. Mostly super early in the morning and completely tame. Hey, you’re a Biochemist. Got any pills to make the kids nap at the same time?[/quote]

Nothing legal. My youngest 2 kids are twin boys. I don’t think I slept for a year. I thought about giving them a little Jack Daniels, but figured being tired all the time was better than prison time.

The more kids you have, the more inventive you gotta be. Depends on whether the urge for sex is stronger that the urge for sleep. Only you can answer that.

[quote]mazevedo wrote:
I don’t understand why any man would put up with such bullshit.

Personally, I also drive an older car (1990 Honda) and I commute 1,000 miles per week in the damn thing. It is a gem! I wouldn’t sell that car FOR SHIT because that car is what gets me to work and it pays the fucking bills.

With that said, I also make enough money to buy a new car/ truck if I so desire. This is the part where I say “I don’t know why any man would put up with this bullshit!” If I did desirre to buy a new vehicle, damn if I would let anyone stand in front of my decision. But that’s just me I guess.[/quote]

You sleep alone, don’t you?

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
on edge wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
You don’t understand the female mind very well, do you?

Are you saying my plan is doomed to failure?

Find out why she wants you to sell the car. Then, ask her if you can keep it in exchange for being her love slave for a month. And you have to do everything she says. No exceptions. Everything.

So, think your car is worth it?

She just doesn’t think we should have a car out in the driveway. I agree, but most of our neighbors have cars out anyway.

Heck I would do the love slave thing for free. Sex with one child was easy to manage. Since the birth of our 2nd just over a year ago it’s been tough. Mostly super early in the morning and completely tame. Hey, you’re a Biochemist. Got any pills to make the kids nap at the same time?

Nothing legal. My youngest 2 kids are twin boys. I don’t think I slept for a year. I thought about giving them a little Jack Daniels, but figured being tired all the time was better than prison time.

/The more kids you have, the more inventive you gotta be. Depends on whether the urge for sex is stronger that the urge for sleep. Only you can answer that./

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Oh yes. Mother in law drops in for a visit, my 5 year old answers the door and tells her “mommy and daddy are having ‘private time’”.

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
mazevedo wrote:
I don’t understand why any man would put up with such bullshit.

Personally, I also drive an older car (1990 Honda) and I commute 1,000 miles per week in the damn thing. It is a gem! I wouldn’t sell that car FOR SHIT because that car is what gets me to work and it pays the fucking bills.

With that said, I also make enough money to buy a new car/ truck if I so desire. This is the part where I say “I don’t know why any man would put up with this bullshit!” If I did desirre to buy a new vehicle, damn if I would let anyone stand in front of my decision. But that’s just me I guess.

You sleep alone, don’t you?
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I didn’t get to where I am by sleeping with a bunch of whores.