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Has anybody ever been in the dog house with there spouse or girlfriend because you either bought too much or stayed out too late fishing?  If so please share what happened and how you got out of the dog house?  I NEED HELP  if you know what I mean.

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Buy a small air conditioner/ heater, a little carpet, several cans of Spam & crackers, water and some toliet paper. I've been married for almost twenty-nine years, I know how this works.

That "little house" is going to be "home" more often than you think.

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All I can say is....i'm sorry.

PLAN A: If she's that kind of girl, get the dozen roses, nice quiet dinner somewhere just the 2 of you, add a dash of alcohol to the mix, and beg for mercy  :-[....works everytime, so far

PLAN B: Roadwarriors plan   :'(

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Or, you could just do what I did.

Teach her to fish and take her with you. Been married for almost 22 years, the wife loves to fish more than I do!!!

She also is addicted to the bait monkey as bad as I am, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday this year, she said a new Falcon rod.

I am so blessed!!!!!

 

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stayed out too late fishing

About twice a week in the spring, summer and fall.  I'd fish all night if she didn't call to remind me to come home.  ...lol  No way to fix it, just have to wait until the next day and it seems better.

As for purchases, we each have an "allowance" - mine is fishing/hunting stuff and hers is mostly clothes and shoes.  When I do household projects for her, like new tile or paint or whatever, I usually get an alowance "bonus" or a free order from BPS or Cabela's.

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WELL---First you might get rid of your girl friend as that seems to make the little wife a bit happier. It sounds like the story where the wife packed the fishermans clothes, when he got home he complained the wife didn't pack any underwear, she said "I packed it in your rod case dear."

PLAN B -- RoadWarriors plan

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Last year I dropped $1700 for her golf clubs so she can't say much about my St. Croix Premier or Shimano Citica.

Our setup is this: I make the $ so I am supporting both of our hobbies.  I am very fair with her and spend (about) the same amt on her as my habits/hobbies. That is the way it works with us.

As far as staying out late, she doesn't care if I am fishing....she knows I am not causing any trouble if I am out on a lake somewhere. When she goes out with the girls it is hard telling when she will get home so once again, it is a 2 way street.

Not sure of your setup, but ours works since it is an even playing field.

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Or, you could just do what I did.

Teach her to fish and take her with you. Been married for almost 22 years, the wife loves to fish more than I do!!!

She also is addicted to the bait monkey as bad as I am, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday this year, she said a new Falcon rod.

I am so blessed!!!!!

Way to go DDbasser,

I could endorse your post almost verbatim, though I'd have to change 22years to 42years.

Close enough ;)

Roger

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It may be too late for this one, but keep it in mind for the next time.

You have to tell her that there was a life threatening event.  Boat was leaking, people shooting at you, etc.  Get her so wound up and happy that you are OK, she'll forget about being a little late.

I have actually used this and it did work.

good luck

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It may be too late for this one, but keep it in mind for the next time.

You have to tell her that there was a life threatening event. Boat was leaking, people shooting at you, etc. Get her so wound up and happy that you are OK, she'll forget about being a little late.

I have actually used this and it did work.

good luck

This one would be hard to use considering that she is the one shooting at me.  LOL ;D

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Congrats to Roger and Lois, I hope I got her name correct.    42 years is a long time.

Darrin, 22 years ain't bad either, congrats to ya'll for the commitment.   Lots of people now days don't make 10.

Ditto on take them to the outdoors.

Matt

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Just don't get a girlfriend!  

Wait, I just got engaged...dangit!!!

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Before you start making up new lies, consider this:

"When the hole gets deep enough, quit digging!"

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Congrats to Roger and Lois, I hope I got her name correct. 42 years is a long time.

Thanx Matt,

I wish my fishing tackle was as reliable as my wife

You're right, it is a long time, and it goes SO fast :'(

Like Lois always says, "Do It Now!"

Roger

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Brad Paisley's Fishing Song fits me to a "T".  I started in highschool telling ever girl (later women) that I hunted and fished.  If they couldn't take it then now was the time to stop the relationship.  I am now on my third wife and so far she tolerates my hobbies.

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going into the doghouse for fishing too often or too long has happened to me a number of times.  I find that alot of promises about it never happening again, followed by some kind of unexpected good deed usually does the trick.  Last time I woke up early and washed her car.  It's workin fer me   ;)

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My wife is also my fishing partner (30 years) and has more patience than I do, but I still can find a way into trouble. A few years ago we went to a friend's 50th birthday party at a gated weekend community that had several lakes. The topic of fishing came up and the birthday boy said there were plenty of fish and that he didn't mind if went. I spent a couple of hours night fishing from the bank with the boyfriend of one of the other guests. We had a great time catching a few nice fish. The gal he was seeing dumped him the next day. Although Ed (the BD boy) got a kick out of us leaving his party to go fishing, my wife and several others did not think it was funny. It is still a sensitive topic that is best not discussed.

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Or, you could just do what I did.

Teach her to fish and take her with you. Been married for almost 22 years, the wife loves to fish more than I do!!!

She also is addicted to the bait monkey as bad as I am, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday this year, she said a new Falcon rod.

I am so blessed!!!!!

 

It had better be a Cara or better!

FR

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Well, well, well........... After 30 years of marriage, my wife is happy that I go fishing and is always pushing me to fish whenever I can. It think it gets down to her pragmatic thinking; It could be a lot worse, I could be out doing the bar scene, or chasing other women. BigTex, I would suggest a heart to heart with your wife. Let her know your other passion (other than her) is fishing. Let her know you love her, and that it could be worse. You could be out until the wee hours of the night drinking and carousing. The other suggestions are good, ie. doing little things for her like washing her car, etc.

But if you truly desire to stay in fishing, you need to let her know, that fishig is here to stay. Take or leave it. See if she wants to go with you and maybe she will see the reason you like to fish so much. Any way you cut it, I have to assume your fishing is here to stay, now find out if she is.........

AND>>>>>>

If that doesn't work, see Roadwarriors plan and make sure you have a cable tv outlet in the garage! ;D ;D

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If you see some wildflowers along the way fishing keep that place in mind. If late go pick em. "Honey, I wasn't JUST fishin, but had you in mind."  Just don't be getting endangered plants.  ;D  Being married to the same woman 39 years teaches you stuff like that.

Jim

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Oh the Doghouse. Home Sweet Home.

I was supposed to be home at noon today. I showed up at 8:30pm. But man the fish were biting and I was out of cell phone range.

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I recently told my wife that I was going to be home at 7:00 PM, but got home at 9:30 PM.  I had good intentions and was getting ready to leave at 6:00, but the bite turned on.  I started catching fish and next thing I know, it was dark.  Well, I got home and caught an earfull.  I find that if you get in trouble for fishing too much or stay too late, skip fishing for a couple of weeks and do some stuff for or with her.  She usually forgets about my past fishing transgressions after that.

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I'm not married.  Never was and probably never will be but I've had to mold more than 1 girlfriend to my lifestyle.

1.  Don't lie.  Never gets you anywhere.  If you think you got away with it, the truth will come out in the future, usually at an even worse time.

2. Ask if she'd rather have you go to the bar after work with the guys or go out on a boat fishing with 1 guy.  Seriously, every g/f I've had sees the light on that one.  She knows where I am and that I'm not being bad, there are much worse places I could be.

As to getting out of the doghouse,........I really don't know.  I do my best to never get put there,...but like I said,.....I'm not married,lol.

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