I will preface the rant by saying that I love my wife dearly. We've been married for many years (approaching 20) and I consider myself truly fortunate. With that said, I endured yet another unexpected surprise today. My wife is out of town and did a bunch of laundry before leaving. Today I washed some clothes only to discover the gear teeth on the washing machine controller were stripped...you spin the knob with ease whether engaged or not. It happened sometime ago and we had it repaired under warranty. The guy replaced the whole timer and somehow I ended up with spare parts. So it was easy to fix and I had the parts. But not a word in all the subsequent discussions with my wife that it was broken? It's not like I jump her case for anything that breaks. It happens. But I can't help fix & resolve things if I don't know. She just had an issue where she rusted her LCP and ruined her cell phone with water. Not a word until it was a crisis. And cars...I've concluded that she is either completely oblivious to all sounds and car issues or just follows the same pattern as above. For example, many years ago I was working in the yard when she got home and came up the driveway. The vehicle sounded like an 18 wheeler. Catalytic converter was shot. I said - 'don't you hear that noise?' She responds - 'what noise?' Oh well, perhaps I'm alone in this one. But does your wife or GF do the same (says nothing when she breaks something or discovers something is broken)?