Woman slams boyfriend who bought her a $14 necklace for her 30th birthday

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By Asiya Ali

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A woman has criticized her boyfriend on a social media forum after feeling unimpressed by his "cheap" gift for her 30th birthday.

An anonymous woman took to the parenting forum Mumsnet to share that she felt "disappointed" and "sad" by her partner’s "lack of effort" for her special day.

In the post, the Mumsnet user revealed that the couple has been together for nine months, however, she still expected something more memorable for her birthday.

"I’ve been with my boyfriend for only nine months, so not a long time I know," she began. "But I feel disappointed and sad by the lack of effort my boyfriend has shown for my birthday."

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The girlfriend then explained why her gifts were not up to standards, writing: "He got me a random joke card that had no relevance to us and seemed like something he already had lying around."

The man also bought her a necklace, however, the piece of jewelry apparently broke not long after she received it. She wrote: "He got me a necklace that literally broke after 10 minutes of wearing it."

"It looked really cheap and he told me it was from Amazon… I found it and it was £12. Like what?? I don’t understand why he has been so cheap?!" she continued, before adding: "He is very caring and affectionate and tells me every day he loves me, but this has just felt so disappointed."

The woman’s misery didn’t stop at the "cheap" presents as she also felt disgruntled after the pair went out for a birthday dinner where he suggested splitting the bill.

She then clarified to readers that her partner is "not struggling financially" and "has thousands in his savings and often treats himself to new clothes, other expenses", which adds more salt to the wound.

To conclude her post, the woman wrote that she felt "crappy" about "the lack of effort and romance," but explained that she does not want to "upset him" by bringing it up.

Many users on the forum came out in her defense with several commenters encouraging her to break up with her boyfriend.

One user wrote: "If this is the effort he goes to your birthday then it is probably not going to get much better. It's more the effort that's the issue not the money and it really doesn't sound like he put any thought or effort into any of it."

Another commented: "Gah! He’s a miser. Get rid. You have been warned."

A third user said: "He suggested a meal out for your birthday and then made you pay half? Bin him off. No effort there what so ever. I got better presents of my friends for my 30th and they don’t even have much spare money."

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However, other users wrote that perhaps he's careful with money and suggested that their relationship is still quite new therefore he could be clueless about what she likes.

Do you guys think the boyfriend is in the wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Featured image credit: Prostock-studio / Alamy

Woman slams boyfriend who bought her a $14 necklace for her 30th birthday

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By Asiya Ali

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A woman has criticized her boyfriend on a social media forum after feeling unimpressed by his "cheap" gift for her 30th birthday.

An anonymous woman took to the parenting forum Mumsnet to share that she felt "disappointed" and "sad" by her partner’s "lack of effort" for her special day.

In the post, the Mumsnet user revealed that the couple has been together for nine months, however, she still expected something more memorable for her birthday.

"I’ve been with my boyfriend for only nine months, so not a long time I know," she began. "But I feel disappointed and sad by the lack of effort my boyfriend has shown for my birthday."

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Credit: Mumsnet

The girlfriend then explained why her gifts were not up to standards, writing: "He got me a random joke card that had no relevance to us and seemed like something he already had lying around."

The man also bought her a necklace, however, the piece of jewelry apparently broke not long after she received it. She wrote: "He got me a necklace that literally broke after 10 minutes of wearing it."

"It looked really cheap and he told me it was from Amazon… I found it and it was £12. Like what?? I don’t understand why he has been so cheap?!" she continued, before adding: "He is very caring and affectionate and tells me every day he loves me, but this has just felt so disappointed."

The woman’s misery didn’t stop at the "cheap" presents as she also felt disgruntled after the pair went out for a birthday dinner where he suggested splitting the bill.

She then clarified to readers that her partner is "not struggling financially" and "has thousands in his savings and often treats himself to new clothes, other expenses", which adds more salt to the wound.

To conclude her post, the woman wrote that she felt "crappy" about "the lack of effort and romance," but explained that she does not want to "upset him" by bringing it up.

Many users on the forum came out in her defense with several commenters encouraging her to break up with her boyfriend.

One user wrote: "If this is the effort he goes to your birthday then it is probably not going to get much better. It's more the effort that's the issue not the money and it really doesn't sound like he put any thought or effort into any of it."

Another commented: "Gah! He’s a miser. Get rid. You have been warned."

A third user said: "He suggested a meal out for your birthday and then made you pay half? Bin him off. No effort there what so ever. I got better presents of my friends for my 30th and they don’t even have much spare money."

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However, other users wrote that perhaps he's careful with money and suggested that their relationship is still quite new therefore he could be clueless about what she likes.

Do you guys think the boyfriend is in the wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Featured image credit: Prostock-studio / Alamy