Go Ask Jo: 12/22/2021
December 22, 2021
I was in a relationship for five months; we broke up in September. Recently he came over with a box of gifts for my birthday and Christmas. I really appreciate the gesture, but it also makes me a little uncomfortable. I feel like I should buy him a gift, but I don’t want to encourage something I cannot reciprocate. What do you think I should do?
Grateful, But Unsure Ex
Dear Unsure Ex,
I am assuming you are both adults. That being the case, he decided to purchase gifts. It is not your responsibility to “make things equal” or try to feel something you don’t. Just say...