Secret Spending By Your Spouse, May Strengthen Relationship!

Relationships are built on trust — and it turns out minor spending secrets, too. 

Although close relationships require openness, many partners choose not to tell the other about their consumer behaviours. 

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology says the guilt of secret spending may help the relationship! 

The study noted that “experiencing guilt from keeping a consumer behaviour a secret — even one as mundane as secretly eating pizza — will lead individuals to want to do something positive for the relationship.”

But, not all secrets are created equal!

Previous research noted that more serious acts of secrecy — such as having an extramarital affair — can be counterproductive for a relationship.