One Is Thrilled and the Other, Not So Much.
March 12, 2017 3:11pm CST
My son and his wife have been married for a little over a year. Both have April birthdays. When my husband went over to check that all things were running smoothly with the couple's move to a new condo, he came back home and told me, "Those kids could really use a new couch." So, for their birthdays, I sent them money to purchase a new couch. Katie sent a lovely thank-you email. She was beyond thrilled. Our son sent a thank-you email also. He was not beyond thrilled: "Hi Mom, Mom, thank you so much for the wonderful birthday gift. Katie is so excited. Mom! She keeps making me look at couch after couch online! She keeps dragging me to furniture stores to look at couches! I told her that any couch she chooses will be fine with me! She keeps telling me that I have to participate in the selection!" Love, Josh I did not tell the poor guy that he will spend many, many years being dragged from store to store, and searching online, for other important-to-Katie items for their home sweet home.
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• United Kingdom
12 Mar 17
I would also remind him if I were you that should he EVER make a suggestion and then she goes along with it he will eternally be blamed for it. Tell him to take the middle road and learn to agree in a non committal way! It makes life so much easier!
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• United States
13 Mar 17
Yes, one time early in our marriage, I bought a few pieces of living room furniture. I wanted my husband to go to the store and take a look at it before it was delivered. He said, "The last thing I want to do after working all day is look at furniture." I did not take him shopping with me after that.
13 Mar 17
Searching online for couch is the least of his problem! for such items, all of us want to go to the physical store to feel the textile, and to sit on it, and to feel how soft or hard it is. Your son has to suffer for many more weeks before she gets satisfied.