I have experienced just such in my marriage to a Thai national. She always keeps me so well informed and up to date on everything, like, no she does not. Instead, I get some last minute notification, and depending on what it is, I may or may not be quite upset. Her daughter, my step-daughter, tends to be more straight forward about things and we seem to have a better understanding of each other. I almost compare it to the stock analyst attending a conference call who has watched a little too much sporting events and in trying to draw management into filling him on details of events even management is not sure of, asks, "in regards to this item could you give a little more color to that." It is same, but not exactly. Mostly she tries her best to keep me in dark as much as possible.