|Anniversaries and presents
||[Dec. 11th, 2006|12:44 pm]
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So yesterday was the 7th anniversary of when my husband and I first started dating back in the day. I wasn't wanting to do anything super special, but maybe a nice dinner or something. I wasn't thinking anything expensive, as a matter of fact, I was planning on cooking at home. He told me that we shouldn't celebrate it anymore and he wasn't going to get me a present since we are married. I wasn't asking for one, I was just wanting to acknowledge the day. |
For those of you who are married, do you still do something on the anniversary you got together?
I can't stand my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. They don't like me either. Every year for Christmas, we get them presents. Every year for Christmas, they get me squat and get something for my husband. Every year for their birthdays, we get them presents. Every year for Joe's birthday he gets something and I get squat. I'm not into the whole giving presents because we "should". If you're an asshole to me, I'm not getting you anything. I told my husband that I didn't want to get them anything this year because they treat me like dirt and he got pissed. He tried to say that we "had" to get them something and I told him we didn't have to do anything of the sort. No one "deserves" a present at Christmas time. I don't think anyone should be "entitled" to anything this time of year. He finally gave in, but now he's trying to make me feel crappy about the situation, which I don't and I won't.
Who's right? Should we get them presents because they are "family"? Or should we go with my gut and give them nothing since that's how they treat me?