Flaws and ALL, I have the BEST MAN! (humor me)
I'm 30, and I'm celebrating my first Valentine's Day in an exclusive, committed relationship. While I am very excited about my "home-made" gift, I am a little wry of my beau's intentional verbal brainstorming of possible Valentine's Day tokens of love. Just this past weekend, he gets me to stand face to face with him; he looks me up and down, and he says "You need something... You need something to signify... symbolize... You need a necklace or a ring..." I quickly interjected "Bracelet!", because I just didn't understand what he was trying to say. I am in no rush to make some extreme proclamation, while I have never been more confident in one person's status in my life. I guess what I'm affraid of is people's reaction to my gift. I know that he loves me very much. I'd be assured, and even more firm in that belief, if I got no gift. (We're trying to buy a house, folks. I ain't crazy. lol) I just don't know how I feel about other people "knowing". Ultimately, I'm trying to ask: How can I avoid feeling like I'm on Showcase?