I think by asking his wife he is admitting he knows it is possible they are from someone else. I think it would be better if he just thanked her as though he knew they were from her. If she corrects him then he can tell her that he has no idea who else they could be from.
This was my take on the situation. I told him flat out that he should call his wife and thank her for the flowers.
A few other CWs told him that he should wait to see if Jill asked about the flowers. If she didn't ask then don't say anything. Which I feel was the wrong approach.
In his position, I'd thank my wife for the flowers.
Even if there wasn't a card, I would know that of course they're from her, since there's no one else I can think of who would get me flowers.
(IMO) His worrying that they're from someone else is a sign of guilt.
Don't think it's necessarily guilt--it could be, but it could also just be fear--"oh no, I'll ruin this relationship like the last one, but without actually even having done anything wrong!"
I agree. And another one besides guilt and fear is trust. With a healthy couple, this wouldn't be an issue at all, so something's lingering somewhere.
I honestly believe that Bill's struggle was with trying to find a healthy couple relationship
At the end of the day Bill took the flowers home with him. The next day story was . . . He presented them to Jill and said "These are really for you. Thank you for being my wife."
Jill said "I sent them to you because I love that you're my husband."Finale
Bill and Jill have been happily married for 15+ years. I think the flower delivery situation really turned Bill around. Maybe Jill purposely didn't send a card just to test Bill, but it seemed to have worked. What's the term? Scared Straight?
Bill is still a handsome flirt but Jill is his best friend. I honestly believe that he will never do her wrong.
I picture, in my mind, how things would have been different if Bill never acknowledged to Jill an anonymous gift of flowers. If I were Jill? And nothing was said about the flowers? I would have been very angry.