1 month ago
That seems like something you'll have to figure out together. Ideally, you can discuss it and agree on a course of action. A handmade gift, an IOU for a massage from him, or the gift of his time, etc, could be a great alternative if gifts are important to you but money is tight. It may be helpful to remember that being broke now doesn't mean you'll be broke forever, so it doesn't mean he'll never get you anything ever. And if you can emotionally accept that skipping the gift doesn't mean he loves you less, that would be great. But if you can't, that's something to discuss lovingly ahead of time: better to be honest than resent the situation later.
Christine - 29yo - level 37 -