Birthdays are not all made equal. When we let most numbers pass without comment, milestone events ending in zero — larger page flips — are significant enough to commemorate the passing of another year. When you reach that milestone age, you know you need more than a witty card and a cake with the words “wow, you’re old!” However, such was not the case for one woman, who recently revealed her experience of how her 30th birthday disappointed her. Scroll down to read the entire story and then choose for yourself what the woman should do.
I’ve been with my boyfriend for only 9 months, so not a long time I know. But I feel disappointed and sad by the lack of effort my boyfriend has shown for my birthday.
He got me a random joke card that had no relevance to us, and seemed like something he already had lying around. He got me a necklace that literally broke after 10 minutes of wearing it, it looked really cheap, and he told me it was from amazon…I found it and it was $14. Like what?? I don’t understand why he has been so cheap?! He is very caring and affectionate, tells me everyday he loves me, but this has just felt so disappointing. We went out for a birthday meal and he suggested we pay half each.
He is not struggling financially, he has thousands in his savings, and often treats himself to new clothes, other expenses etc.
I don’t know what to say to him, I don’t want to upset him, but I don’t feel very special and I feel crappy about the lack of effort, romance, and just general desire to make a fuss of me on my 30th x. Am I Being Unreasonable?