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Old 01-10-2018, 01:40 PM   #51
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In 28 years of marriage you have not figured out that regardless which option you choose that your still wrong? :-)
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:41 PM   #52
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Um, something else to consider - make the BIL tell the wife that he let it slip.

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Old 01-10-2018, 01:44 PM   #53
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Surprised! If she were to get mad because you care so much you still acted surprised, that would be silly.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:54 PM   #54
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Tell her you are going hunting/fishing, let her spill the beans
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #55
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Put the fear of God into BIL . Then pray she don't find out.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:00 PM   #56
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Play stupid.....absolutely nothing good comes out of your telling her you know. If she finds out you know, you are still a saint for trying to let her do her thing and least with my wife you would be. Win Win.
You are thinking like a man Smart. The ladies don't think like we do

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #57
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I disagree. My wife would very hurt that I lied to her and pretended not to know. Nothing good comes from lying, ever. I would just tell her my BIL spilled the beans and go from there.
Never say ever lol. I can think of a few good things that have come from lying

I'm a doctor, I'm a lawyer, I'm a movie star I'm an astronaut and I own this bar And I'd lie to you for your love.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:05 PM   #58
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Is your BIL the only one who knows you know? Tell him if he opens his trap again you will break his face. Then act surprised at the party. Itís a good lie.
This....never mind the 80K members on this site
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:10 PM   #59
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All the guys saying you should never lie to your woman or that a woman wants you to always tell her the truth need to tell us how they answer the "does this make my butt look big? " question.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #60
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just think of all the times your wife has faked something for you ....you can fake it for her just once
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:47 PM   #61
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:18 PM   #62
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All the guys saying you should never lie to your woman or that a woman wants you to always tell her the truth need to tell us how they answer the "does this make my butt look big? " question.
That's an easy one. "You look great, as always". No lie, didn't hurt her feelings.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:59 PM   #63
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Tough call. Funny you say that I had a similar situation.

My girlfriends stepdad strongly hinted to me what she was getting me for Christmas. I was even kinda mad because I would rather be surprised. Well I didnít tell her I knew, and was going to act surprised. she kept saying I canít wait to give you your gift! And Said I had no clue what it was. I jokingly said yeah I do, and she wouldnít let it go. She demanded that I tell her and said she would be ticked. I finally got tired of arguing with her and made her promise to not be mad if I told her how I knew. She agreed, so I told her her stepdad spilled the beans. What do you know, she was ticked anyway!! And still kinda is! Lol

Hindsightís 20/20, but looking back I wish I would have just played along and acted surprised! Wouldíve been a whole lot easier on me! And maybe she wouldnít have caught on and enjoyed giving it more. I just told her how excited it made me and that I got to look forward to it even longer. Iíd tel the brother in law he better take the heat if crap hits the fan. Good luck to you!


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Old 01-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #64
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Man all you guys telling him to dime the BIL out must be some trust fund, silver spoon babies lol. Where I come from, snitches get stitches. lol
Nope, but me and my BIL are great friends and I love when my wife tears his *** up..... Sorry maybe, but not silver spoon LOL
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:16 PM   #65
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No-brainer. Act surprised.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #66
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That's a tricky situation. I would have to act surprised. It's not lying unless she asks and you tell her you didn't know. My wife has tried to surprise me with things a few times before.. using my amazon account and credit card.... I still act surprised and it has worked out for me. even when she asks if I knew and I say yes, I simply make sure she knows how nice it was and how much I love whatever the item is. A little slap on the rear and a big smile and everyone is happy.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:41 PM   #67
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Nope, but me and my BIL are great friends and I love when my wife tears his *** up..... Sorry maybe, but not silver spoon LOL


Lol I was just messing around. But snitches do get stitches where I come from


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Old 01-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #68
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Is your BIL the only one who knows you know? Tell him if he opens his trap again you will break his face. Then act surprised at the party. Itís a good lie.
Iím with this guy!
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:29 PM   #69
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"Just keep on keeping on" or the military solution " Don't ask, don't tell". If she says anything, just duck your head and play stupid like a real man.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:00 PM   #70
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Play stupid. If you get caught plead "I'm just a stupid male...what do you expect Dear"
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:23 PM   #71
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Yep...no brainer for me thatís for sure. Act surprised! If it comes up that the BIL spilled the beans just tell her you thought he was BSin you the whole time. Win win!
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:18 PM   #72
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I’m going with “be surprised”
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:23 PM   #73
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Act surprised. She ask you if you know about it.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:02 PM   #74
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my wife found a solution to that very problem in our marriage...any guesses?
What would that be?
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:08 PM   #75
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Play stupid.....absolutely nothing good comes out of your telling her you know. If she finds out you know, you are still a saint for trying to let her do her thing and least with my wife you would be. Win Win.
This. My wife would be a little bummed if she found out I knew after but I know sheíd be ****** and really disappointed if she found out someone let it slip before hand
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:37 AM   #76
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I haven't heard anything about it Art, so it must be fake news!
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:09 AM   #77
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Iím going with ďbe surprisedĒ
Way I see it, you were already surprised she was trying to plan a surprise party so it's already a surprise....Win, win to me.

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:36 AM   #78
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I still know nothing but my wife has been doing a lot of extra cleaning around the house, which she must know looks suspicious.
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:46 PM   #79
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I still know nothing but my wife has been doing a lot of extra cleaning around the house, which she must know looks suspicious.
You should offer to help...
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:06 PM   #80
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I had this happen. Act surprised. Trust me.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:00 PM   #81
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You should offer to help...
I did mess with her a little... "Why so obsessed, nobody is going to see it."
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:46 PM   #82
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We are talking about making a female happy. It's a no win situation. I know cause I was just asked my opinion on something of which neither of us is an expert and still got in trouble for my answer. It's an opinion for God's sake. Good luck my man.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:56 PM   #83
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Surprise them by not showing up
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:17 PM   #84
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I will surprised because I don't have a clue when it's going down.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:08 PM   #85
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My BIL just spilled the beans that apparently my wife is planning a 50th Birthday party for me.

He obviously didn't know it was a secret so I can't blame him but my wife is going to be absolutely crushed because this is the first time she's tried to throw a party for me which is a really big deal for her to pull it off. (she is self conscious about never being able to surprise me.)

I'd lay the odds that word gets back to her that I know are about 50/50.

I really want my wife to enjoy this "victory" of FINALLY after almost 28 years of marriage managing to surprise me.

I'm really torn up (for her) over this.

Do I:
Play stupid and act surprised and run the risk she finds out I know...
or
Lavish praise on her for the effort and end all pretense?
For your own safety, health and welfare, act...no wait...you better be surprised!
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:29 PM   #86
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What time should I be there? }
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:46 PM   #87
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Easy answer. Tell Bil to keep quite and act surprised.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:48 PM   #88
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Play stupid.....absolutely nothing good comes out of your telling her you know. If she finds out you know, you are still a saint for trying to let her do her thing and least with my wife you would be. Win Win.
Smart says Play stupid..LOL but good advice
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:30 PM   #89
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Smart says Play stupid..LOL but good advice


It's usually more believeable.


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Old 02-03-2018, 11:03 AM   #90
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I'm pretty sure it must be going down this weekend.
My wife is incapable of not acting suspicious. She knows I suspect and is trying her best to keep a lid on it.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:08 AM   #91
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That's a tough one.

I think you have to weigh the odds that she goes from 'crushed that you found out' to 'crushed that you found out and then angry with you for 'acting' surprised.'

Not sure about your Mrs., but mine would want to know that I know. I would mitigate with how grateful I was and how thoughtful the idea is. Maybe even give her time to change up the plans.

Also, totally would throw the BIL under the bus.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:34 AM   #92
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What chu talking about Willis?" .
Hahaha, this
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:39 AM   #93
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That's an easy one. "You look great, as always". No lie, didn't hurt her feelings.
Then hear " That's not what I asked, why are you avoiding the question?"
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:42 PM   #94
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The party is here so no hiding it anymore.

AND

come to find out, the BIL confessed to my sister who told my wife so she has know that I've know for about a month.

It's all good and I'm still happy for my wife because she really managed to pull it mostly off without me knowing much of anything.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:11 PM   #95
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:00 PM   #96
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Happy upcoming 50th!! enjoy the day!
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:16 PM   #97
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Play stupid.....absolutely nothing good comes out of your telling her you know. If she finds out you know, you are still a saint for trying to let her do her thing and least with my wife you would be. Win Win.
agreed, thats why hes so SMART
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:42 PM   #98
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Just asked the wife,,, donít tell her and act shocked
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:45 PM   #99
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The party is here so no hiding it anymore.

AND

come to find out, the BIL confessed to my sister who told my wife so she has know that I've know for about a month.

It's all good and I'm still happy for my wife because she really managed to pull it mostly off without me knowing much of anything.
Happy Birthday Art! I just sent her a message that I couldn't make it over. I'm just glad I wasn't the one that spilled the beans!
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Is your BIL the only one who knows you know? Tell him if he opens his trap again you will break his face. Then act surprised at the party. Itís a good lie.
Tell BIL itís time to pay the piper!

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