I need to make a confession. My thriftiness is being challenged daily. Sometimes it is a struggle to stay focused and I have to defend my frugal ways. I have a critic. His name is Mr. thriftygal (I would have called him 'thriftyguy', but that would have been a misnomer!) He is not a spendthrift, but he will readily pay a premium for what he defines as 'less hassle'. He'd rather buy something right then and there than shop around or get creative. And sometimes it drives me nuts!
I guess it boils down to the way he was raised. None of his family is wasteful, but they like to enjoy life by spending on not unnecessary, yet top quality stuff. I get envious when I read about the frugal spouses of other bloggers, but I'm learning to see him as giving me balance. I do tend to get carried away sometimes with my new preoccupation!
Do you feel the need to defend your frugality? Do you have a Mr. thriftygal equivalent? How do you deal with them?