In Reply to: Please help me understand my boyfriend/exhusband ... sm posted by Easyrider on March 06, 2005 at 21:32:53:
I would bet there is something in his past that makes him feel that unless a certain type of thing is given or certain amount spent, he does not feel valued in the way he wants to feel valued. Reception of gifts seems to hinge around how valued the receiver feels.
With my ex-wife, the price tag had to be above $500, but she was raised in a poor but very large Spanish Catholic family, so was never valued in that way, though she grew up thinking cost was everything.
One time I gave her an expensive, diamond-encrusted watch, and she cried she was so happy. I was never able to live up to that one after that (too busy paying that one off).
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