Repay friends who helped during long break-up?
November 15, 2012 1:12 PM Subscribe
How to repay/show gratitude to amazing friends that have let me crash at their place for the last 5 months while I disentangled myself from LTR with co-owned condo?
posted by CaptApollo to human relations (7 answers total)
I just got out of a long term relationship with my partner of 9 years.
Because my ex and I have finally been able to unload our underwater condo, at long last I can afford to move into my own place. Two friends in particular have been extraordinarily generous with their own personal spaces (we all live in the city in smallish condos) and let me stay, eat, avoid the ex at their respective homes many nights of the week when staying at my own place was too painful.
Moving and dumping my condo is costing pretty much everything I have, so getting them luxury gifts or fancy dinnera out isn't in the cards--and they each have the means to buy the things they want so most gadget-type gifts are out too. Still, I want to do something nice for each of them. In addition to physical housing, they have saved me from some really dark moments after the LTR.
The two also have different personalities that might be helpful to know about:
Friend 1: Sincere, laid-back, older gentleman with a huge heart who values friends above all else. Big kid--always looking for a new adventure. Sappy options will fly with this guy.
Friend 2: Super-smart and smart-ass, mid-thirties. In the process of building a new life after his own LTR ended last year. Finicky eater. Sappy options won't fly with this guy.
We are all single gay guys.
I look forward to your suggestions!