First off, Happy Birthday to my Man! Chris is 27 today, and he is out of town so I don’t get to celebrate with him. Happy Birthday babe!
With it being Chris’ birthday, and mine just a few weeks back, we often get asked what we bought each other. Truth is, we don’t exchange presents. Ever.
We have both been in past relationships where presents became a competition of who could buy the best gift. It’s stressful, unnecessary, and expensive. We agreed from the very beginning of our relationship that we wouldn’t buy each other presents.
The only exception to this rule is one year I bought concert tickets for us, and surprised him with them on his birthday. He did the same thing 2 years later with concert tickets for me. Experiences don’t count as presents.
The topic of us not buying gifts came up this weekend and many people were asking us, “What’s your deal? Why not?”. I figure every relationship has their own rules and quirks, this is just one of ours.
-Chris doesn’t do laundry, I don’t unload the dishwasher. It’s more of an unspoken rule.
-If I ask a dumb question (such as are dragons real? Yes, those words escaped my mouth), Chris doesn’t tell anyone. Ever. Even if I have shared the story.
-We aren’t one of those couples who need to talk all the time (call/text all day), however if one of us is out of town, we touch base at least once a day.
What are some of your relationship rules? Or just rules for life? Any fun superstitions?