“I love you this many dollars worth.”


The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for cheer, goodwill toward wo/men, spending time with family, and, if you’re like me, the stress of finding the perfect gift. People have many decisions to make when it comes to gift giving: how much to spend, what type of message the gift conveys, what to do when the gift disappoints, etc. This apprehension usually leads to a pleasant outcome: I feel happy when I see a loved one excited about something I picked out for them. Likewise, I like to receive gifts that were given with thought and love.  For me, gifts are reciprocal.

What do you do when you and your partner have different gift giving principles? Read more…


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