He gave me a high five! And not even like a sarcastic high-five, like a really happy high-five.
Three weeks ago I finally realized what my husband has been trying to tell me for years: that I was spending too much time, energy and money on shopping, and my desire for things I couldn't afford was making me miserable. I always bristled, annoyed at him for being "judgmental." Fine, maybe I'm a little obsessed with shopping, but at least I don't leave my clothes all over the floor LIKE SOMEONE I KNOW.
But a quiet corner of my heart knew he was right.
It took a big move and a shopping fast (currently ongoing) before I came to this realization on my own. Looking back, I see that my husband was right. He was not being judgmental, he was being honest.
Now that I've come around, instead of saying "I told you so," he gives me a high five.
I should listen to this guy more often.