Reader Ben has highlighted a very important question. With my frugal/freegan lifestyle, how did this affect my relationship with my wife and how did I discuss this with her.

Ok, one thing to note, this is based on my experience. Everyone is different. Everyone’s partner is also different, so there’s a lot of variation involved in this.

Sometimes, it’s also quite hard for me to relate to some issues which readers/people highlight, cos a lot of times, I foresee or preempt the issue and I take many steps to prevent the problem before it becomes an issue, so I may have little/no experience to fix the issue when it happens, cos I typically spend a lot of time preventing the issue in the first place.

I got to know my girlfriend/wife in my Uni days and we got together on the last year of Uni. For our first few months together, obviously, I …