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Husband’s credit card hide and seek

Dear Wendyl,
Just before Christmas I was cleaning out some drawers in our bedroom and came across a credit card, which was cleverly hidden in one of my husband’s socks at the back. It was in his name, but from a different bank to the one we use and I’d never seen it before. Why would my husband keep a private credit card hidden in a sock? I’ve watched him like a hawk ever since to see if he ever digs around in that drawer. Do you think he’s having an affair? Or spending money I don’t know about? What should I do?

Distraught wife, Timaru

Dear Distraught Wife,
Back up the bus a bit before we start accusing your husband of infidelity and illicit spending. It’s a credit card – not a brothel receipt or a hotel room receipt, so just calm down and think rationally for a moment before things get out of hand. Perhaps he is using it to buy you a really nice present or maybe he’s just being sensible and has put it away for a rainy day. I think in these situations it’s not always a great idea to leap to the worst case scenarios – and it’s a great idea to find out the truth before you twist yourself into a thousand knots. Tell him you found it, keep an open mind and see where it goes from there.

Send your questions to or write to Agony Aunt, NZWW, PO Box 90119, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142.

Issue 1541

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