Topic: What’s the best holiday gift you ever got from a romantic partner – and why?
Posted by: Margo Z
Twice, I have received engagement rings at Christmastime. You would think that’s the best gift a woman could possibly hope for. You would be wrong, at least in my case. Because both times, I had virtually asked for them, i.e. been the one to propel the relationship forward. Saying that I “hinted at” wanting a ring on my finger would be too kind. I was a pushy broad, and got my heart’s desire – or did I?
The first marriage didn’t work out, after only ten and a half emotionally empty years. The second engagement turned into a roller coaster disaster of a relationship to a sex addict and dry drunk who had physically abused his ex-wife. If I had dated them longer and been less desperate to cement things, I might have had a shot at realizing that neither man was right for me. People can keep their bad sides hidden for a lo-ooong time. Who knew?
When Josh proposed, it was totally of his own accord. I had never once brought up the subject of marriage, though he had a number of times. It was so right for us both it was almost scary! Prior to getting engaged, his Christmas gift to me was the perfume I wear – because he never tires of burying his nose in my neck when I have it on. When I opened that gift from him, I knew things were headed in a lovely direction.