So first of all, I'd like to say that hubby and I have a great marriage, and I love being married to him. However, going grocery shopping with hubby almost makes me want to jump off of a bridge, figuratively. First of all, I pick something up-and immediately he informs me of why this isn't good to get, what else we should get instead of that, or what else would be a better deal. Sometimes I have practical reasons for the reasons why I pick the things that I do, and sometimes, I'd just like to be able to pick something up without someone telling me why I should get something else instead. If he picks something up, I never question it-it's what he wants-his business. We're not hurting for money or anything, and as long as he's not throwing money away, I can't complain. But, hubby doesn't see it the same way with me. This is a really silly, relatively harmless problem. But seriously, I hate going shopping with him sometimes because I know it's going to be tough listening to every remark about everything I even look at. Now, I know the best thing to do is to communicate, forgive, etc. I have talked to him about this, but when I do, its like he doesn't even realize that his comments can come across as condescending, or critical. And when I express how I feel about it, he doesn't think his actions were wrong-in his mind, he feels like he's trying to help. I realize that on his end, it may look like I am finding fault constantly with his 'help', and that saddens me. Usually, I just let it go, and we both forget about these things two seconds after we leave the store. But going shopping with him has become a source of tension and dread, and I don't ever want to dread doing something with my husband. Does anyone have any suggestions for how we could come to a compromise? On one hand, I want to take responsibility for the way that I feel-I know its my choice to react the way I do, but that isn't going to stop the problem, or make it any less irritating next time. Any advice? Thanks guys!