It was time to sit and get these financial issues solved between us. Considering that we are both super sensitive about this, I had to be smart in hitting the conversation. I still spoke up; all prepared on a Sunday afternoon and asked her, ‘How do you want to plan your finance in the future?’ I never expected a straight answer but, I never expected this grave silence either. I then probed, ‘What do you want; a car, a house or want to study further?’ She opened up and said, ‘I plan to buy a house.’ Bingo! ‘That is what I want too, our house, ah!’
Snap, came the answer, ‘Our house, sounds cool.’ I found myself screaming silently with a smile on my face, ‘Hey, Ben are you sure you want to live for long with her? ‘Oh! Yes’ I said to myself. I patted my back, ‘Great, this is going well.’
Next, I had to tell her that I hadn’t saved much. I didn’t want to open a Pandora’s box at that moment about my previous relation where I had spent a lot. But, I just said, ‘Not saved much Sheryl, but will start now.’ She jumped out of the couch and said, ‘What? It’s been 8 years of work & you’ve haven’t saved much? You think I m gonna buy that from you?’
This conversation was collapsing and I didn’t think I wanted to continue after the way she reacted. But, I m not gonna give up on this conversation, I will take up on this soon.