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My husband caught me cheating

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Mona knew the real truth.

Mona’s smile reveals she knew the real secret to happy relationships.

There are certain things a husband/partner just doesn’t need to know. Like how much time you waste on Facebook every day or the real price of that lovely sweater you bought a couple of weeks ago. Personal bank accounts were invented for that specific reason—yours, mine and ours—which allows for a level of privacy (mine) along with sharing (yours and ours). A certain amount of deception is critical to a harmonious relationship. One of my girlfriends has been substituting soya milk for real milk in recipes for years and her husband doesn’t have a clue. If he did, he’d think he “didn’t like it”. This way he’s blissfully happy with his soya Mac n’ Cheese and her life is infinitely easier.

Then there’s the sensitive issue of “recycling” some of hubby’s valuable junk taking up space in the garage or basement. Would he really miss that twenty-year-old set of left-handed golf clubs that never get used? Or what about those old spare tires? I know that if I put them at the curb they’d be off to a new home within the hour and he’d never miss them. “They must have got lost in the move.”

qualityHusbands are also a good outlet for recycling things that are no longer of value to us. In fact, that’s how I got caught cheating. My own bath products are made of rare and highly formulated organic ingredients from remote mountain flowers and are often accompanied by equally rarefied price tags. Sometimes these products don’t measure up to their advertising claims or we simply don’t like how they smell. It’s highly subjective. My solution has always been to dump unwanted products on to my husband’s side of the shelf. Don’t like that kind of bar soap? Put it in the shower and before you know it, he’s used it up. Bingo! Don’t care for those cookies? He’ll eat anything.

I’ve poured disappointing brands of shampoo into his Head & Shoulders bottle many times and he never suspected he wasn’t getting his usual brand. Until I recently made the mistake of pouring a slimy purple shampoo I was bored with and specially formulated for blonde highlights into his Head & Shoulders bottle. Stupid and lazy mistake on my part. It obviously wasn’t the real McCoy and he demanded restitution. I got caught purple-handed.

There are certain kinds of information that are best shared only with girlfriends.

There are certain kinds of information that are best shared only with girlfriends.

And there is no useful purpose in husbands/partners knowing how much it costs to get our hair professionally coloured every couple of months. Nor does he need to know how many pairs of shoes we have. This information can only cause strife and is best kept secret. From now on I’m going to be much more careful in my deceptions. He’ll never know his sandwiches are made with the leftover bread I really don’t care for or that his clothes don’t get washed in the same load as mine. I’m happy. He’s happy. And, by the way, do you like my new necklace? He thinks I’ve had it forever and that I bought it on sale. Yes, ladies. Cheating is definitely the key to a happy marriage. Just don’t get caught. It’s our little secret.

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

8 thoughts on “My husband caught me cheating

  1. my husband broke up with me about two weeks ago, he didn’t give me a reason why, he just told me that he wanted to be honest and that he didn’t love me anymore, I loved him so much but he does is to travel with different girls to unknown destination, I was all over the internet trying to find who could help me out with my situation but no results at all or little signs, I was about to give up, then luckily i found robinson.buckler@ yahoo. com in the internet, that this spell helped a woman who had the same issue as mine, when i contacted Mr Robinson , he said he will help me and just as he said, I received a call from my husband begging to reunite with me again, i accepted him and things really changed he stopped his bad habit, We came back together and I was astounded because so many say they are the best but can’t back it. but Mr Robinson buckler really surprised me with his spell ,

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  2. It’s all too funny! My only concern is: You could be doing him a disservice by allowing him to continue thinking his Head and Shoulders shampoo is controlling any dandruff issue he’s trying to combat.

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  4. Oh, that was funny… and so true! There are just some things that are better off not shared. It’s really for their own good, right?

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  5. Very entertaining read.
    Gail from Oakville

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