- AARP - http://blog.aarp.org -
All Is Fair in Love & Gift-Giving?
Posted By Dr. Pepper Schwartz On July 3, 2013 @ 1:05 pm In Relationships | Comments Disabled
Q: I remarried two years ago and am happy as can be, except that my husband and I can’t figure out how to deal with gift-giving. I have to buy presents for 10 people on his side, and he has only one person to buy for on my side. Can you help us find a logical solution?
Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Hey, you’re a couple now — split everything! That means you will be doing more for him than he does for you — but it doesn’t hurt to be generous every now and then. One way of solving it, though, is to get less expensive, but perhaps more inventive , presents than in the past, so that the total number of dollars is not mind-boggling. You could give food gifts (cookies, cakes, etc.) or lessons (Groupon  has some amazing prices), or get clever and shop at places that have great stuff at cut-rate prices. Make it a fun challenge to make or find these things together. Try to find ways to make these little challenges a relationship triumph, rather than a conflict.
Photo by Thana Thaweeskulchai .
Dr. Schwartz answers questions  every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Submit your question here . Read more of Pepper’s columns here . And be sure to follow Pepper on Twitter @pepperschwartz .
Article printed from AARP: http://blog.aarp.org
URL to article: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/03/pepper-schwartz-gift-giving/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Gift-Giving.jpg
 more inventive: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/12/14/gifting-made-easy/
 Groupon: http://www.groupon.com
 Thana Thaweeskulchai: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkieblues/
 answers questions: http://blog.aarp.org/tag/ask-pepper/?cmp=SN-BLOG-PJS
 Submit your question here: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/experts/pepper_schwartz/ask_pepper_a_question/?cmp=SN-BLOG-PJS
 columns here: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/experts/pepper_schwartz/?cmp=SN-BLOG-PJS
 @pepperschwartz: http://twitter.com/#%21/pepperschwartz
Copyright © 2013 AARP. All rights reserved.