A woman was left feeling upset and invisible after receiving birthday gifts from her family that were meant for her kids. Despite giving her husband a list of 20 gift ideas, she ended up with only one item from the list and two toys that she had mentioned buying for her children. She felt frustrated that her husband didn't remember that she doesn't collect toys and didn't even bring the homemade cards the kids made. While she acknowledges that she feels guilty for being upset, she wonders if she's overreacting. Read on to find out if she's the a**hole in this situation.
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Birthdays are supposed to be special, but what happens when the presents you receive make you feel more upset than grateful? A Reddit user shared her disappointment over her birthday gifts from her family. She had asked for a few things for herself but instead received two toys that were meant for her kids. Her husband also failed to remember to bring homemade cards that her children had made for her. She felt invisible and unimportant after 17 years of marriage. Her husband had maxed out his credit card but failed to put thought into her gifts. Is she overreacting or is her frustration justified? Join the discussion below in the comments and share your thoughts on the matter.
NTA, lack of thought hurts but things could get better.
Birthday disappointment, but NTA. Husband needs to step up 🎂
Feeling unappreciated, NTA; wondering how husband maxed out credit card.
Birthday gifts lack thought, NTA for feeling hurt 🎂
Husband's inconsiderate behavior on wife's birthday. NTA 👎
Dysfunctional family dynamics affect more than just birthdays. 💔
Take care of yourself first! Treat yourself, and then explain how you feel.
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Take control of your birthday, you're not the a**hole 🎂
Disappointing birthday gifts cause confusion and frustration 😕🎁
Husband needs to step up with birthday gifts 💝
Kids' gift choices cause birthday disappointment, husband's planning questioned. 😕
Family's behavior on birthday hints at larger issues. 🤔
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Self-gifting for the win 🙌
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NTA - Lack of appreciation and effort from family is heartless 💔
Deserve a break on birthday 😤☕ NTA wins!
Validated and considered matters more than gifts 🎁🙌
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Deserve to be spoiled on bday, gift-buying frustration discussed 🎁
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Setting high expectations for gifts often leads to disappointment. NTA 👍
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Take a break and treat yourself to a weekend getaway! ✈️
Feeling invisible hurts more than bad birthday gifts 🎁
Not the a-hole! Let's see why she's upset 🤔
Disappointed wife deserves a do-over birthday celebration with family 🎂
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Take some me time, set expectations, and stop doing everything.
Speak up and let the AH know they're in the wrong 🗣️
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