Our Money, Our Presents.
July 9, 2006 3:58 PM Subscribe
I am a little confused regarding the shared economics of a long term serious relationship; specifically, how it relates to gift giving.
posted by anonymous to human relations (28 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I both work. Both of our pay cheques go into a combined bank account. There is no disctinction in our relationship such as "my money" or "your money"; instead, there is simply "our money."
I am a bit confused as to how this will work in regards to giving presents. For example, if I buy her a birthday present using "our money", am I not effectively making her buy her own present?
And when I propose to her (as I plan to later this year), when I buy the ring, will she not effectively be buying her own engagement ring?
Please help me understand how this is not the case, if infact it isn't the case.