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Direct from my desk – week 51

The holiday season is upon us.  If you are like most women, you’ve already done your shopping and the presents are all ready to go.  Before you give that present to your boyfriend, think carefully if it is appropriate.

Consider, for a moment, where you are in your relationship with your significant other.  If you have not been dating for a long time, do not give him a “big” present.  While you may have planned carefully to give him something fabulous or possibly you can easily afford the present – that’s not the point.  If you give him something “too much, too soon”, you’re going to scare him into thinking that you’re at two different levels of commitment.  Yes, it is sad that you would have to hold yourself back but that’s not the point either.

So what is the point?  You need to give appropriate gifts.  If you’ve only been dating for two months, get him a few cds that he really loves and has been wanting.  If you’re exclusive, feel free to buy him something more personal.  If you’ve been married for a few years, then yes, those center-court floor seat tickets are exactly the right thing to get for him.  If you want to keep him, don’t overwhelm him.

Happy Holidays!

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