True Life Story: Should I Return An Expensive Birthday Gift From My Ex?
Hi Lively Stones,
I have a small issue…I don’t know how to go about this with my husband. You see, I got married quite late, at the age of 37. But before then, I was in a relationship, with my ex for seven years. Seven years is such a long time that it was like, we were even married but we had to break up cos his mother was always sticking her nose into our business…he was a mama’s boy, if I may use that term. I am a strong and independent woman that will not be in relationship where the man will not be able to stand up to his mom.
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Our breakup was painful because we were best friends for so long but God rewarded me with my now husband. I met my husband through my cousin, they worked in the same office. Long story short, my husband is a good guy but he is different from my ex. My husband is an Accountant and he has this mindset that certain luxuries in life are not necessary. Unlike me, I am used to luxuries and I have the money to get them but hubby is always talking that I am too flamboyant. I am a baby girl for life o.
So, its going to be my 40th birthday in the month of June. I have been planning this 40th birthday since January this year. I know it will be a big party and I expect to invest some funds into making it a memorable event. Hubby does not mind what I spend as long as its not his money. However, the issue now is, I just received a message from my ex: for my 40th birthday, he is buying me a ticket to spend a week vacation in Greece. My ex is aware that is what I have always wanted since I clocked 30….I had my 30th birthday in Dubai,…so I told him when I am 40, I am going to Greece.
Like this is my dream vacation, all expense paid to a five star resort in Greece. I am beyond flabbergasted. My ex is not trying to woo me back with this gift…he has moved on and is with someone else now. But like I said…we were friends for almost a decade….and money is not an issue for him. Knowing who my husband is, I thanked my ex so much and told him I can’t accept it cos my husband may think some type of way. Because of that, my ex upgraded the vacation ticket to include my husband too.
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That made me so over joyed. I told my husband out of excitement….expecting my husband to understand that its just a friendly gesture but hubby told me to return the ticket and resort reservation my ex made cos he will not allow my ex do that kind of exorbitant gifting to me. I now think hubby feels insure that someone will do this for his wife and he will not be able to do the same financially.
I understand perfectly that as a man, this may be about his ego but we are talking about a gift worth almost N15M here….am I seriously going to reject that? if I had anything to do with this ex…does my husband really think this will make my ex start chasing me again?
Come on, by myself, I cannot afford that trip now…and for a good ex who thinks we can still be civil towards each other for old times sake….I don’t see what harm is there: that he gave me and my husband a vacation…please, why is that a bad thing in my husband’s eyes? How do I make him reconsider this because I cannot afford to go to Greece on my own.
Please advice me…
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