Promising your spouse something is a good way to show them you’re series about what you plan to do and that it will happen, but what do you do if you find yourself in a situation where you have to go back on your word? I suppose it depends on the situation as to how you’ll handle it.

I have found myself in this exact situation recently and the cause of it was beyond my control. We were planning on going to a professional football game, but my computer crashed and I was not able to pay for it and the trip at the same time. Since my computer is the way I make money, it was a no brainer. We would have to spend the money on the computer.

I have thought about taking him to the next professional football game when his team plays the team close to us, but I found out they won’t play them again for the rest of the season, so that’s not an option. With that said, my options are to either save the money and pay to go to their home town or wait until next season to go.

Now the first option would be great since it’s been a dream of his to go and watch them play in their home stadium, but that would be really pricy and I’m not sure how long it would take to save enough money for airfare, car rental, meals, hotel, and tickets. That won’t stop me from checking into it though.

The other option is one that may not work, but you could take him on another trip that wouldn’t cost that much, but something you can still afford to do. This may be staying at a local hotel, going camping in the mountains or the lake, or another option is to stay home and make the best of it.

If you find yourself in this situation with your spouse, do your best to make sure he/she understand you didn’t do this on purpose and that you will do what you can to make it up to him/her. Then use these tips to make the best of the situation and to find a way to make it up to him/her.

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