“I ran into an old boyfriend and had lunch with him,” says Joanne L., 29, of Washington State. “Just lunch. I didn’t tell my husband because all we did was have a sandwich, a few beers and catch up. I didn’t feel like dealing with 100 questions.” She says it was fun to catch up with her ex, share pics of their kids, and then go home to her husband and family. “I wasn’t doing anything wrong and we didn’t see each other again, so why throw fuel to the flame.” Her husband took her out to dinner to that night and the intimate meal and talk over candlelight made her realize how much she loves him, drawing a big line between lunch with a friend and date night with her man.
“I have a blog that my husband thinks is just for ‘fun’ but I net about 600 bucks a month and I keep it for myself!” reveals Melanie N., 33, of New Jersey, explaining that she is a SAHM and her husband makes the money while she runs the house and her kids’ schedules. “I don’t like asking my husband for cash if I want a new bag or pair of designer jeans. I’m lucky he rarely notices my purchases anyway. For now keeping this little green secret makes me happy and my husband is unaware, so everything is cool.”