No Date Night!

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@Shellyann36 (10863)
United States
August 7, 2018 11:27am CST
Well everyone, I bragged about the date night that hubby and I were supposed to have and it did not happen. Instead, we ended up arguing all weekend long. I don't know why I expected to have a nice evening out. It never happens that way. His cousin ended up coming up with an excuse not to take us. Now, I don't know if his excuse was valid. He is a sketchy person to me and as soon as hubby said he had offered to take us out to eat I was very doubtful but I kept it to myself. Friday rolls around and hubby has not called cousin to confirm that we are still on. Saturday morning hubby starts asking me if I had called to confirm with the babysitter. I had not and told him to call her because he had been the one to make the plans. He finally calls and finds out that she is at work! He got frantic about that. We finally got in touch with her and she was to be off and at our house at the appointed time. I asked him if he had called his cousin to confirm once more. No, he had not. I kept pressing the issue, which I am glad I did. He finally called the cousin and cousin cancelled. Said he had gone to the ER for some reason or another and couldn't take us. I really doubt this but again, I did not press that issue. I tried to convince hubby to lets just go to the cheap $3 movie and see something but he was upset and refused. He ended up calling the sitter and cancelling. I hope she did not resechedule her shift to accomadate us but I am sure she did. The rest of the weekend he was in a rotten mood and it seems we argued on everything under the sun and then some. I hate it when that happens. It always seems to happen when one of his relatives promises him something and then does not come through on it. Which, quite frankly, is far too often. I really don't like his cousin and I hope he does not "offer" us another night out. I think I will pass if he does and tell hubby to go and enjoy.
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@shaggin (37032)
• United States
7 Aug
It's too bad that you guys didn't just go out and do something anyway since you had booked the sitter. I am sorry to hear it just turned into a weekend of fighting
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@shaggin thank you. It was an experience that I don't want to relive. His cousin really upset him. Of course, he took it out on me.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
7 Aug
Ugh. I'm irritated at him, and I am not married to him. And if it happened all over again he would probably do the same thing, giving the benefit of the doubt to his worthless cousin.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@AmbiePay I too, think the same thing. He loves his cousin to a fault. The cousin is older and Keith has looked up to him all of his life.
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• New Delhi, India
7 Aug
Do not let any third person spoil your precious moments
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@amitkokiladitya I tried not to but I am afraid that hubby didn't get that memo.
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• New Delhi, India
8 Aug
@Shellyann36 try to stay calm. Keep things clear with your husband
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@amitkokiladitya Oh yes, I stayed calm and let him simmer down.
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
9 Aug
Soo sorry your date night didn't work out. I hope it does next time! I get being angry and all, but still could've went out.. it seems.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@Courtlynn He did not want to spend the money. Although paying the babysitter was probably going to cost at least $40 because we would have traveled an hour to get to where his cousin lives and to get back home and then count 2 hours to be on the date itself. So going to a cheap movie closer to home would have probably been cheaper by about $10 but he was in a bad mood by that time.
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
10 Aug
@Shellyann36 I mean I get it.. but don't.. you know? fingers crossed you go out another time soon.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
13 Aug
@Courtlynn Oh yes, if we had gone out he would have been in such a mood it would have been a horrible evening. Dealing with his attitude at home is one thing, I let him go to his man cave and simmer down. Dealing with it out in public is not fun. He gets upset when his family does this to him.
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@LadyDuck (163802)
• Switzerland
8 Aug
I am so sorry, this is so bad. You should have insisted to go out somewhere in a cheap place, just to forget about the incident.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@LadyDuck he was in a bad mood at the time. We would have just argued and most certainly would not have had fun.
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@LadyDuck (163802)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
@Shellyann36 I am really sorry.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
11 Aug
@LadyDuck Its ok. His feelings were hurt and he does not express that well. It comes out in anger.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Aug
As they say, the best laid plans........you know the rest. Sorry you had a bad weekend. Funny how some people seem to be a catalyst for problems.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@bagarad Thanks I am glad that this past weekend was ok. Hubby got over things. It hurts his feelings when this happens and he gets mad instead of getting sad.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Aug
@Shellyann36 Men are funny sometimes. I was just talking to a friend about that the other night. Sometimes we wives feel like we are walking on eggshells.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
11 Aug
@bagarad Sometimes. This happens when his family disappoints him and I know what the real issue is. In the past, I would have let his attitude upset me and argued with him about every little thing he wanted to argue about but that gets my blood pressure up. We did end up arguing a few times but several of them I totally avoided by not allowing myself to get angry when he complained about something.
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@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Aug
thats so sad! i hate it when other people cause fights for no reason. maybe you should just love hubby up and tell ask him if there is something else you could do together. use your feminine wiles
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@bunnybon7 When he gets in these moods I just try to steer clear and let him simmer down.
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@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Aug
@Shellyann36 i hope he don't beat you.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@bunnybon7 Oh no, he does like to argue though, so I just let him simmer down and try not to be confrontational because I don't mind arguing either.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Aug
It is terrible how family can do this to other family members. It is seems to also put you and hubby in a bad spot, especially hubby getting upset. He needs to think about his side of the family is causing problems between you two. Then he needs be be strong enough to tell them to jump in a lake or something similar.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
13 Aug
@velvet53 He is still often stuck in this boyhood awe of his older cousin. Sometimes he gets it and it does not affect his mood but other times it just sets him off.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Aug
@Shellyann36 He needs to get over being in awe of his cousin. Is he working now?
• St. George, Bermuda
12 Aug
the cousin is at fault here they need not to offer if they know are not going to follow through i would have been ticked off too next time i will just say forget about it do not bother because it is to much of a hassle.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
13 Aug
@WritesFromTheHeart71 the cousin is most certainly to blame but I cannot get that through my husbands head.
@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
8 Aug
I think I would steer clear of that cousin in the future. You know, I had plans a few weeks back with an old friend and she cancelled because she was sick. Not a really close friend, and when I did not hear back but saw her Facebook posts since then I was having my doubts. We have set up another time and we shall see what comes up next. I hate not being able to feel I trust someone.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@GardenGerty In a way, I am glad it worked out the way it did. Looking at it, we didn't really need to spend the money on a babysitter, to begin with. I don't really like his cousin and I really didn't want to spend any amount of time with him. Other than hubby getting his feelings hurt and being hard to live with for a couple of days it turned out the right way. As far as your friend, now you know what to look for. Perhaps she was really sick. If she does not come through this time, no more plans with her. I dislike my schedule being disrupted and when a person makes plans with me I rearrange my schedule to accommodate those plans, if that person does not follow through with the plans then they are wasting my time. Time is something we don't get back.
@Courage7 (8302)
• United States
8 Aug
Oh no Shellyann, I am so sorry to hear things got messed up for you two.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@Courage7 it is ok, everything happens for a reason. We didn't need to spend that money to pay for a sitter anyway.
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@ridingbet (55920)
• Philippines
8 Aug
oh wow. yes if we expect something because of a promise of one, we will get disappointed when the promise is not fulfilled. maybe the cousin has a valid reason, but other than that, i hope you and your husband will be okay now
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
10 Aug
@ridingbet After a few days, he calmed down. It hurt his feelings that his cousin would cancel like that.
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@Corbin5 (109662)
• United States
7 Aug
I think you should pass too if that cousin does offer again.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@Corbin5 Oh, believe me, I will!
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@Juliaacv (31263)
• Canada
7 Aug
That's a shame, and I'm sorry that things turned out to be disappointing. Could you plan a date night right at home? That way you would be able to keep your children there and enjoy each other's company without having to rely on anyone else. And it might be a lot of fun.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@Juliaacv We have movie nights at least a few times a month. We were just looking forward to getting out of the house and adult company.
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@DianneN (79948)
• United States
7 Aug
That is very sad to hear. So sorry. I'd never rely on others for my happiness.
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
8 Aug
@DianneN We will be alright. It happens, but lesson learned.
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@porwest (6012)
• United States
16 Aug
Sorry to hear it turned out kind of crappy. My wife and I argue very little. It;s our thing. For whatever reason we just get along and don't have much to argue about. Maybe I am just lucky ,like that,