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I'm curious as to all your experiences when it comes to the WAF of your purchases...
Sighing a lot, leaving pictures about the floor in the kitchen, living room and master bath helped. Whining and begging goes a long way also.......

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We came to an agreement that I was to do my level headed best to maintain the look of a traditional living room and she'd give me leeway to assemble our living room home theater system. Now that it's assembled, when we cash a million dollar lottery ticket, I can upgrade our speakers.

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My wife and I are approaching our 34th anniversary. She hasn't killed me yet. She knew what she was getting. When we met, I was a musician and she was a dancer (no, not that kind - ballet) and one of the things we had in common was our musical taste and a deep love of music. Although, she listens far less than I do, she has always been extremely tolerant of my obsession (though, the complexity of a system I had in the mid '80s drove her nuts - had to create an operator's guide for her). For most of our marriage, I've refrained from serious indulgence - until recently.

As we passed the half century mark, I loosened the belt a bit - with her complete blessing. In fact, it was she who suggested that it was time for me to build that mancave about which I had long dreamed. The only caveat was that the stereo I had in the living room was to move to a bedroom (our son's former room). I was only too happy to oblige.

She hasn't raised the first eyebrow at my insane purchases over the last several years. Since I decided to also include video (via a projector and a powered drop screen), she enjoys the space on our movie nights. As long as the money doesn't come out of the 'house account', she said that she doesn't care what I spend (actually, she doesn't want to know). It's not a bad arrangement - think I'll keep her.
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My current wife doesn't really care for my spending money to get a HT together but she sure does like to talk about it to her friends, and invite them for movie nights. When we bought our house I made a deal with her about what I wanted, and what she wanted. I got a Pond, HT, and the garage and she got everything else in the house to decorate.

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My current wife doesn't really care for my spending money to get a HT together but she sure does like to talk about it to her friends, and invite them for movie nights. When we bought our house I made a deal with her about what I wanted, and what she wanted. I got a Pond, HT, and the garage and she got everything else in the house to decorate.
Well you made out pretty well, you got 3 things! I remember one night years ago my X came home and I had just bought something. I dont remember what but lets say it was a $grand. Well she flips and starts complaining about money. Now keep in mind we were making 6 figures. I laughed and told her "shhhh, hold on a second". I proceeded to round up every pair of shoes I could find of hers in the house, over 200! and laid them out in the foyer. And then I put my shoes out, 8pair. My daughter can attest to all of this keep in mind. I told her, I dont buy purses, or dress clothes for my "job" and in fact I dont buy anything but audio equipment,,,,,,, well, maybe a sports car now and then. Point is that I think women, girlfriends and wives over look their $20 here, $30 there purchases because they seem like nothing. Men, we buy big ticket from time to time..... Now, not all are the same. As I mentioned else where, my girlfriend is a big tech geek like me, so shes all for these things that we all like here....
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This is my 3rd marriage and 3rd house... All of the marriages had the same deal.

The second marriage I didn't get the pond though as it turned out all the irrigation pipes for the Homes around us (home owners association too) were running through our yard!

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Re: W.A.F. The dreaded Wife Acceptence Factor???

This year will mark the 10 year anniversary with my wife. I'm lucky in that I don't have the WAF. Our agreement was that I can do anything I want with the living room and she gets the rest of the house. DEAL! LOL! As long as bills are paid we're good. Though she does occasionally wonder why I spend so much money to stay in the house haha.
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This year will mark the 10 year anniversary with my wife. I'm lucky in that I don't have the WAF. Our agreement was that I can do anything I want with the living room and she gets the rest of the house. DEAL! LOL! As long as bills are paid we're good. Though she does occasionally wonder why I spend so much money to stay in the house haha.
LOL hey, you could be out at the bar so if I were her, I'd be happy with you. Lets not forget our old tried and true standby come back "Honey, its not just for me but everyone. We all can enjoy this theater!"
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A side note, I always knew it as the "Wife Approval Factor." I guess it's all the same.
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LOL hey, you could be out at the bar so if I were her, I'd be happy with you. Lets not forget our old tried and true standby come back "Honey, its not just for me but everyone. We all can enjoy this theater!"
That's what I always say.

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A side note, I always knew it as the "Wife Approval Factor." I guess it's all the same.

Im sure you're correct but as you said, its all the same. Hummmmm, what else could it stand for? WAF?
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