The amount of money overspent varied widely, from an average of 2 in Ontario to an average of 3 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Shoppers aged 18 to 34 made up the largest group of overspenders (55 per cent), compared to shoppers aged 35 to 54 (43 per cent) and 55 (29 per cent).
Women with a modicum of intelligence aren’t happy in this role.
You may ask yourself why she spent time and money on an education only to unempower herself by becoming financially dependent upon you. Let’s be honest, has your wife achieved Donna Reed status or does she complain about the menial aspects of housekeeping, cooking, laundry and driving the kids everywhere?
Do you eat a lot of takeout food and pre-prepared meals? Many women still harbor the childish wish to be taken care of.
One must give up the passive wishes to be taken care of and nurtured.
To be independent is hard work and facing true independence (not the pseudo-independence of the child who screams “I don’t need anything from you” right before they storm out of your house and drive to their friend in the car you pay for) is frightening. Furthermore, because these people are responding to conflicted, unconscious dependency needs, it is literally impossible to satisfy them.