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Thread: My partner spoils me, how do I tell my family?

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    My partner spoils me, how do I tell my family?

    My boyfriend who Iíve been dating for 2 months now has brought me a new smart watch, Iím just wondering how I tell my parents this... I know itís up to him what h spends his money on but I donít want my parents thinking itís weird because itís a short space of time?

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    Why do you have to tell them? When my husband and I started dating again he bought me a gorgeous necklace for my birthday and we'd just gotten back together. The first time around after dating three months he took me on vacation. No, he was not spoiling me -he simply wanted to treat me to those gifts/experiences. I also spent $ on him, bought him nice gifts, etc - I didn't spoil him either. Now they might be concerned that somehow he is trying to "buy" your love but it depends on what they think of him as a person. What are your thoughts on his decision to give you an expensive gift?

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    How old are you?

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    Yes, how old are you?

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    Why would they care?
    Originally Posted by NYCBrooklyn
    My boyfriend who Iíve been dating for 2 months now has brought me a new smart watch, Iím just wondering how I tell my parents this... I know itís up to him what h spends his money on but I donít want my parents thinking itís weird because itís a short space of time?

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    How old are you, and how old is he?

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    Give the watch back to your boyfriend. If you're wondering about what your parents think, you're not in an appropriate position to accept it. If you cannot answer for your own decisions or actions, don't do it. It's as simple as that. Your boyfriend might learn a thing or two also about discretion and mature a little.

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    Originally Posted by NYCBrooklyn
    My boyfriend who Iíve been dating for 2 months now has brought me a new smart watch, Iím just wondering how I tell my parents this... I know itís up to him what h spends his money on but I donít want my parents thinking itís weird because itís a short space of time?
    The only answer I have to this question is "don't do things you can't talk about." You have no control over what your parents will think about this... all you can control is how you behave in this situation.

    I echo what the others have said as to how old you are... and potentially whether you have accepted expensive gifts from men in the past that would cause them to be concerned about you.

    Edit: I just went through some of your other posts and am confused about some things... is this the guy that you found on Tinder? Is it the one that you were hanging out watching Netflix with or the one you started seeing at the same time? The timelines you give in this post don't really make sense.... if it was the former you have been seeing each other since January no? And if it's the latter you just started seeing him a month ago?

    Either way maybe their concern would be due more to what seems like flighty behavior on your part when it comes to men vs actually accepting the gift.

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    Sometimes I secretly wish I was a woman with hot legs and got gifts from strangers! It does happen, even to me, but not often enough - I did have a fan once send me flowers when I was in the hospital! It sounds like a good problem to me!

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    Why do you need to tell them in the first place??

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