Last night DH and I were snuggling on the couch a little bit before DS wakes up from his nap. My DH starts in with a "I hope you know I appreciate you and try to show it daily but I don't feel like I can buy you gifts." He then goes on to say how he would like to get me pretty things and flowers etc but to him all I would see is the price tag on the gifts.
And it's true. It's not so much me being greedy and wanting him to buy me expensive stuff. No, it has to do more with I don't think he should spend money on me at all unless it's something I need. He also can't even sneak gift because I keep such a tight watch on our bank account.
I'm not really sure what to do. I don't get upset when I don't get presents. Everyday DH makes me feel loved and appreciate. So in comparison to that a silly present under the tree means nothing. But at the same time, I don't want things to be ruined for him either.