Anonymous asked this question on 4/5/2000:
I have a boyfriend, we have been together a year now, and I love him very much, but there is just something I am not sure about, this is a problem, let me explain, Everytime that I have money, I like to buy myself something nice, but when he knows this he asks for something too, he will pick something like a child in a candy store, I tell him I was going to buy me something with it, he says"It is only $50, besides I gave you money last time to spend, and I'm taking you to dinner. But for some reason I always have to give money. I hate this, what can I do??? Any help will be appreciated.
Brandie gave this response on 4/6/2000:
The people we love should not asume that just because we are buying ourselves something that we have to buy them something. Gifts are just that - gifts! We give them because we want to, not because it is expected of us. Just because someone does something for us doesn't mean they have to be constantly repaid. They are supposed to be doing these things for us because they want to. Not because they feel we need to repay them futher down the line. The people we love should and usually do give us gifts without strings attached. If they attach strings then maybe their gifts are not given out of love. In good relationships tabs should not be kept on you does what. I hope this answer has answered your question. I wish you all the happiness life has to offer.
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