So....Turns out fighting over Gchat isn't a good idea. Also, text fighting. Not as fun as it sounds.
The main problem with this kind of communication? You can't tell what tone the words were written in.
For example, when Kurt types "You had better not spend any more money this week", but forgets to add a smiley on the end, it comes across as both patronizing and controlling.
My response? "You aren't the boss of me!" (a classic)
It took us 12 hours to figure out that we were fighting about nothing.
That's my first tip- if are about to get offended, maybe you should make sure you've been insulted.
If you ignore my first tip ("what does she know? She's a newlywed"), at least listen to my second one. Once you are really mad, and filled with righteous indignation, You may decide to go shopping.
Don't take your wallet.
That $100 dollar pair of shoes you've been eying won't stand a chance. It's not entirely your fault- A 3 inch heel in that shade of revenge is so hot right now.
I say grab a $5 bill ($10 at the most), and leave your card at home.
This is especially good advice when it was a text fight, because once you guys figure out the whole thing was a misunderstanding, you're going to feel guilty about your shopping spree. And he might cut back on your allowance. It's not worth it.
Tip #3 (Yes, I have 3)
But if you decide to ignore my second tip, please pay attention to my third one.
If you just have to make an expensive purchase, don't buy the shoes. Head on over to Victoria's Secret instead, and buy some very expensive lingerie. It's just as satisfying, and that way when he finds the receipt, you have a chance at distracting him.
"But baby, I bought this for you!"
(And if you think revenge looks good on heels, wait until you see it in lace and leather).
Who says marriage isn't exciting?
I'm also linking this post to my sister's new meme, Small Treasures Tuesday. Because being married to me is a treasure.