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My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....

 
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BTW...I only stay out late probably twice or 3 times a year. The other 362 days of the year I'm a "good boy".
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Oh it's definitely a tarp! Absolutely no doubt about it.

But...I'm also in the doghouse. I worked late last night and stopped by my buddies house for a beer on the way home. I didn't get home until after midnight...

tomato
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OK, are you saying it's a trap or that your wife is a transvestite. I'm confused.
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Seriously and honestly... I'm so sorry.

Your marriage is in bad trouble.
You want to be drinking a beer with a friend instead of with your beloved?!

In my marriage, we forsake all others, we get ancy if we are apart, and if we were to do anything by ourselves like a night out with the guys or girls night out we would both be miserable without our best friend/spouce/lover with us.

We are a matched pair that can't be broken.

I feel sorry for you, that you do not know real love. :/
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Lol...eat a cock.
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It is a trap. Buy her a nice gift and some flowers. Then take her out for diner. Listen to the wise man grasshopper.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
I always tell my husband that. I genuinely do not want a present.

What do I want?

A wonderful evening alone with him. Dinner somewhere wonderful, a nice day in the country -- a winery tour maybe? Bottom line is that I want a day of his undivided attention.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
If money's an issue, breakfast in bed and a day without chores is a nice birthday treat. Something special, for sure, although spending money in a retail mart doesn't have to be part of it.

Some smart women buy themselves a little treat and say "We'll call this my birthday present so you're off the hook". It removes the performance stress and leaves the fun. You might suggest that next year, or lead by example.

Good luck, OP.
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Compromise, get her a new vacuum cleaner!!

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I wouldn't necessarily think it was a tarp. My husband knows I don't like celebrating my birthday. I don't ask for specific gifts, but I will let him know if I want a break from cooking and take me out for beers and wings.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
I always tell my husband that. I genuinely do not want a present.

What do I want?

A wonderful evening alone with him. Dinner somewhere wonderful, a nice day in the country -- a winery tour maybe? Bottom line is that I want a day of his undivided attention.
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This!
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just buy he something you tightarse lol
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
BTW...I only stay out late probably twice or 3 times a year. The other 362 days of the year I'm a "good boy".
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So was she jealous or worried?
 Quoting: AlterEgo


No. I'm the bread winner...she's cooped up in the house with the kids 99% of the time. So...I can see why I'm in the doghouse.

I choose my battles. I don't want this one. But...my bro is also my hunting partner...we were planning this years trip.

Not a big deal to me...but to her...God only knows.

My wife is one hell of a woman. She tolerates me. That should say it all.
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BTW...I only stay out late probably twice or 3 times a year. The other 362 days of the year I'm a "good boy".
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So was she jealous or worried?
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No. I'm the bread winner...she's cooped up in the house with the kids 99% of the time. So...I can see why I'm in the doghouse.

I choose my battles. I don't want this one. But...my bro is also my hunting partner...we were planning this years trip.

Not a big deal to me...but to her...God only knows.

My wife is one hell of a woman. She tolerates me. That should say it all.
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Maybe a weekend away is in the cards? No kids, someplace nice that she might enjoy?

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I say don't get a gift. Write her a love letter,put it in an envelope and place a single red rose on top.

In the letter, tell her how sorry you are. What an idiot you were. How wonderful she is to put up with you. How thankful you are to have met her that day.

Then talk about how you felt when the two of you first met and were first together. It will get her thinking about that time and how much she loved you and presto chango you are out of the dog house.

Thats my advice. It is what I would have wanted my husband to do all those times I said no gift.
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Get it in writing AND have her sign it. If that's not a binding contract...neither is the marriage license you both had to sign for.

We've been married for 37 yrs and the only time we both buy birthday presents is for the tens...30, 40, 50. We just go out for dinner somewhere nice and maybe the casino afterwards. People and their worry wart thought process of the perfect gift make us both chuckle. Anniversaries are the same except we do that on the fives...20, 25, 30, 35. Ask her what you got for her 3 yrs ago. If it's not jewelry, something she sees everyday or some extravagant present...chances are she won't remember and you don't remember yours. Many marriages that we see that are built and supposedly solidified by material "presents" throughout the yrs aren't marriages for very long.


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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
I say don't get a gift. Write her a love letter,put it in an envelope and place a single red rose on top.

In the letter, tell her how sorry you are. What an idiot you were. How wonderful she is to put up with you. How thankful you are to have met her that day.

Then talk about how you felt when the two of you first met and were first together. It will get her thinking about that time and how much she loved you and presto chango you are out of the dog house.

Thats my advice. It is what I would have wanted my husband to do all those times I said no gift.
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BTW...I only stay out late probably twice or 3 times a year. The other 362 days of the year I'm a "good boy".
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So was she jealous or worried?
 Quoting: AlterEgo


No. I'm the bread winner...she's cooped up in the house with the kids 99% of the time. So...I can see why I'm in the doghouse.

I choose my battles. I don't want this one. But...my bro is also my hunting partner...we were planning this years trip.

Not a big deal to me...but to her...God only knows.

My wife is one hell of a woman. She tolerates me. That should say it all.
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Love does tolerate much!hf

Then give her a big, long hug! And for her birthday -definitely something breathtaking!
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I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
*shrug*

Husband and I don't do the birthday thing either.

Each year, we ask each other if the other wants something for his or her birthday -- and no, we're just fine without any commotion over it.

Some people can just plain be happy not doing all that stuff.
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We do almost the same (many times no gifts, no big deal) but at least we do go out to dinner together that night, or we will go to a wine tasting event, or the botanical gardens for a day walk or anything that we don't usually do, like the museum or zoo and basically a just a nice day out.
Married 24 yr here. :)

Too many people think that since they are married they should stop dating each other. We go one dates all the time :]
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Then whenever it rolls around that one of us figures out that the other would really appreciate some specific thing, then we buy it for the other and joke about 'That's either for your birthday six months ago, Christmas three months from now, or next years birthday'.

When you're settled in secure and comfortable with someone, things just roll along better not feeling forced to buy something for the other on a certain date, but to give the other nice things whenever you know that they are wanted and appreciated.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
I wouldn't necessarily think it was a tarp. My husband knows I don't like celebrating my birthday. I don't ask for specific gifts, but I will let him know if I want a break from cooking and take me out for beers and wings.
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awww <3 I can't complain, my husband's always great that way. love that fucker!! he's my best friend.
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Dollars to donuts you've been in a store lately where she pointed something out she likes, try to remember, good luck
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Make a card with Fluttershy or Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic on the front. Get a printer to print it for you on a nice quality cardstock.

Also, some paper with the same character on it-also get from the printer. Use 8 1/2 by 14 or so.

Buy her a cute pair of earrings and wrap them in the paper.

Walla' you have just done Birthday-oh and don't forget the cake with real buttercream frosting.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
I wouldn't necessarily think it was a tarp. My husband knows I don't like celebrating my birthday. I don't ask for specific gifts, but I will let him know if I want a break from cooking and take me out for beers and wings.
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awww <3 I can't complain, my husband's always great that way. love that fucker!! he's my best friend.
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Same here. Just celebrated our 14 year anniversary, been together 19 lol. He won my heart hook, line and sinker when he woo'ed me with playing guitar riffs, back in the day. He is still my music man!

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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Make a card with Fluttershy or Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic on the front. Get a printer to print it for you on a nice quality cardstock.

Also, some paper with the same character on it-also get from the printer. Use 8 1/2 by 14 or so.

Buy her a cute pair of earrings and wrap them in the paper.

Walla' you have just done Birthday-oh and don't forget the cake with real buttercream frosting.
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That is sooo me! Who here can see me playing with the "Fluttershy"???

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Thanks for the suggestion.

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I usually end up doing the exact opposite of what they tell me, works out 50/50 brother Chip.

Good luck my friend

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Man you're home free now!!!
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Are you broke or deeply in debt?? Maybe your wife is being sensible and pragmatic.

You can get her an inexpensive bouquet of flowers and make her a card, bake her a cake or cook dinner.

If you are not having any financial troubles is it a milestone birthday (30, 40, 50 etc.) Maybe she is upset about getting older and doesn't want to deal.

Instead of a birthday card get her one of those I love you so much cards and if you have loads of money surprise her with tickets to Paris or Vegas or some place else she's always wanted to go.

Under no circumstances just ignore it.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Dude...That one is as old as "does this dress make me look fat"?

Don't fall for it. Not only get her a gift, get her a GREAT gift...Get her 3 great gifts...Make it a B-day she'll never forget!

You poor sucker you!!!
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OP I think she means she doesn't want anything material, esp. if money is an issue.

I guarantee a creative, heartfelt gesture will make her day :)

Hugs to you
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
Oh it's definitely a tarp! Absolutely no doubt about it.

But...I'm also in the doghouse. I worked late last night and stopped by my buddies house for a beer on the way home. I didn't get home until after midnight...

tomato
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OK, are you saying it's a trap or that your wife is a transvestite. I'm confused.
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Seriously and honestly... I'm so sorry.

Your marriage is in bad trouble.
You want to be drinking a beer with a friend instead of with your beloved?!

In my marriage, we forsake all others, we get ancy if we are apart, and if we were to do anything by ourselves like a night out with the guys or girls night out we would both be miserable without our best friend/spouce/lover with us.

We are a matched pair that can't be broken.

I feel sorry for you, that you do not know real love. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45862982


Uhhh hate to break it to you but your relationship sounds like it's built a bit on fear and insecurity . . . and what a shame that you can't enjoy friends and you feel 'miserable' without the other one there at all times. Seriously doubt this will last the way you think it will.

Careful talking in absolutes when it comes to 'real love'.
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Dated for 4 years, lived together for 3 and married for 26.
We didn't jump into marriage until we knew each other very very well.
We do everything together, camp, fish, hunt, shop and why would we want anyone else.
Most time with outsiders comes trouble.
We do have friends that we meet every week at a coffee bodega/hooka/wifi spot but they are a matched married set of people that have been married for over 30 years.

Lots of people just don't know what marriage really should be like. Some fight just to have makeup sex, some go on trips with other buddies so they can get all hot for their spouce when they do get back home.
There is a huge difference when you find the right person to "share" your life with and not just some spouce for support or for popping out kids with.
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Anything spa is appreciated.

Massage.. facial.. manny/peddi for her and a friend? (not all, one should suffice)

You can do dinner later, just the 2 of you

Think experience.. Make a memory hf
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OK, are you saying it's a trap or that your wife is a transvestite. I'm confused.
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Seriously and honestly... I'm so sorry.

Your marriage is in bad trouble.
You want to be drinking a beer with a friend instead of with your beloved?!

In my marriage, we forsake all others, we get ancy if we are apart, and if we were to do anything by ourselves like a night out with the guys or girls night out we would both be miserable without our best friend/spouce/lover with us.

We are a matched pair that can't be broken.

I feel sorry for you, that you do not know real love. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45862982


Uhhh hate to break it to you but your relationship sounds like it's built a bit on fear and insecurity . . . and what a shame that you can't enjoy friends and you feel 'miserable' without the other one there at all times. Seriously doubt this will last the way you think it will.

Careful talking in absolutes when it comes to 'real love'.
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Dated for 4 years, lived together for 3 and married for 26.
We didn't jump into marriage until we knew each other very very well.
We do everything together, camp, fish, hunt, shop and why would we want anyone else.
Most time with outsiders comes trouble.
We do have friends that we meet every week at a coffee bodega/hooka/wifi spot but they are a matched married set of people that have been married for over 30 years.

Lots of people just don't know what marriage really should be like. Some fight just to have makeup sex, some go on trips with other buddies so they can get all hot for their spouce when they do get back home.
There is a huge difference when you find the right person to "share" your life with and not just some spouce for support or for popping out kids with.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45862982


my husband and i rather do stuff with each other, so i can relate. not everyone is the same, some people need breaks and other energies in the mix, that's ok. i just feel lucky to have found my best friend. it's not better or worse than other relationships, it's just the dynamics that works for you best. everybody is different, and every relationship is unique. as long as people are happy and thriving, all is well. that's just my 2 cents.
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Re: My wife told me not to get her anything for her Birthday.....
*shrug*

Husband and I don't do the birthday thing either.

Each year, we ask each other if the other wants something for his or her birthday -- and no, we're just fine without any commotion over it.

Some people can just plain be happy not doing all that stuff.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird


We do almost the same (many times no gifts, no big deal) but at least we do go out to dinner together that night, or we will go to a wine tasting event, or the botanical gardens for a day walk or anything that we don't usually do, like the museum or zoo and basically a just a nice day out.
Married 24 yr here. :)

Too many people think that since they are married they should stop dating each other. We go one dates all the time :]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45862982


Then whenever it rolls around that one of us figures out that the other would really appreciate some specific thing, then we buy it for the other and joke about 'That's either for your birthday six months ago, Christmas three months from now, or next years birthday'.

When you're settled in secure and comfortable with someone, things just roll along better not feeling forced to buy something for the other on a certain date, but to give the other nice things whenever you know that they are wanted and appreciated.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird


Yep, You got it right!
I just ordered a rather costly machine and it covers my coming Christmas, New years, birthday in January and maybe even my Anniversary on Feb 14th.
How funny!
I thought we were the only ones to do that, LOL

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