Dear Aunt Pecunia
I've gone a bit mad with the credit card. The amount due is three times our normal monthly spend. I've hidden the bill behind the sofa because I'm afraid to tell my husband but he'll soon realise it's missing. What should I do?
Aunt Pecunia says: I'll admit that I am hardly the 2017 answer to Germaine Greer but really - did I burn my best Playtex for nothing? What do you mean you’re afraid to tell your husband? Frankly, that’s the wrong way round: he should be quaking in fear of upsetting you.
Tell him you're great at picking up bargains at shopping hence the chunky bill: you're actually saving him money. That should make him write that cheque. And then apply for your own card – and pay your own bills. Perhaps your first expenditure should be on a martial arts course or assertiveness training?