The Rules says: “Stop dating him if he doesn’t buy you a romantic gift on your birthday or Valentine’s.”
Please don’t get us wrong. This is not for gold-diggers or an excuse to be bratty on your birthday.
What we are saying is what a guy does on your birthday is a strong indicator of how he feels about you. It’s not how expensive the gift is, but the type of gift.
Hopefully, it’s romantic like jewelry, flowers or something sentimental rather practical.
I believe that how a person shows up on your birthday is a strong litmus test of how they show up in a relationship. But should you dump him? Do you hint at what he should get for your birthday?
In my upcoming Rules classes, I will talk about birthdays and what you must refrain from doing, like contriving or manipulating, and why.
Birthdays are important to my husband. He is brilliant at birthday surprises and it’s his thing.
Every year, I get double birthday cards, balloons, flowers, designer wrapping paper with matching ribbons and gift tags.
Opening birthday gifts from my husband is like opening up a set of Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls.
I would find one amazing surprise after another inside.
I told my husband not to do anything for my birthday this year, but he surprised me anyway. He is also consistent at wishing birthdays on Facebook; that’s his thing. I am not consistent on Facebook, but I send birthday cards; that’s my thing.
Speaking of which, I just sent out a few birthday cards and updating my Birthday Book.
If you would like to be added to my Birthday Book and receive a birthday card, please submit this form: https://rulescoach.wufoo.com/forms/birthday-book/.