Man's girlfriend repeatedly fails to give him gifts, so he doesn't give her one on her birthday

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A man wonders if he's in the wrong for not getting his girlfriend a birthday present after receiving half-gifts for three years. He's tried talking to her about it, but she always has an excuse. After she dropped hints about what she wanted for her birthday, he decided not to buy it. When she asked about her gift, he told her he didn't get her anything. She called him a passive-aggressive a**hole and accused him of ruining her birthday. Was he justified in not getting her a present or did he take it too far? Read on to find out what others had to say.

Gift-giving woes in relationships: when to call it quits? 🤔

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Girlfriend's birthday gift backfired, now he's not giving her one 🎂

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Man goes all out for girlfriend's birthday despite past disappointments

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When gift-giving goes wrong 💔

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Man stops giving gifts to ungrateful girlfriend after last straw

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Birthday disappointment: girlfriend fails to give gifts, receives none back.

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Gift-less relationship: Man's girlfriend fails to give gifts 🎁

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When gift-giving becomes a game of tit-for-tat 🎁

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When gifts stop, so do I. Can't be bothered anymore 🤷‍♂️

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A birthday gift gone wrong...but why did she keep mentioning it? 🤔

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Man doesn't give girlfriend birthday gift after she forgets his multiple times 😬

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When gift giving becomes one-sided and love fades away 💔

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When gift giving becomes one way, is it still love? ❤️

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Girlfriend upset after not receiving gift from boyfriend on birthday.

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Giftless birthday: AITA for not getting my girlfriend a gift?

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When gift-giving becomes one-sided 💔

Gift-giving can be a sensitive topic in any relationship, especially when one person seems to be putting in all the effort. In this post, a man shares his frustration with his girlfriend who repeatedly fails to give him gifts. Despite his efforts to communicate with her, her excuses and forgetfulness have left him feeling unappreciated. When her birthday rolls around and he decides not to give her a gift, things take a turn for the worse. Was he in the wrong for not getting her a present, or is it time for his girlfriend to step up her gift-giving game? Read on to find out what the comments have to say.

NTA. Girlfriend disregards OP, only cares about receiving, and manipulates emotionally.

stunted_jest | stunted_jest

Girlfriend lacks interest in giving and only cares about receiving 🙄

AprilL4163 | AprilL4163

Boyfriend calls out girlfriend for failing to give gifts

stubborn_panda26 | stubborn_panda26

Commenter called out for waiting too long to skip gift

Plenty-Meeting4659 | Plenty-Meeting4659

A heartfelt response reminds OP they deserve better 😊

Susan1240 | Susan1240

One-sided relationship, break up and move on 💔

cocolovesmetoo | cocolovesmetoo

NTA. Partner doesn't value relationship without gifts. 💔

breathemusic14 | breathemusic14

NTA's girlfriend is a narcissist who loves being worshipped 🙄

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👍 Not the a-hole for not tolerating an entitled partner.

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Gift-giving is a two-way street 🎁

Ryuloulou | Ryuloulou

NTA, but is it just one issue or a bigger problem?

yourlittlebirdie | yourlittlebirdie

Is she selfish or does she take you for granted? 🤔

Willbewithyousoon | Willbewithyousoon

NTA. Commenter feels girlfriend's Valentines comment was petty.

KuriGohan0204 | KuriGohan0204

🚩 Red flag alert! NTA. Ditch the giftless girlfriend. 🎁

Jonny-Pasadena | Jonny-Pasadena

Deserve love and effort in a relationship, not just gifts 💕

Pioppo- | Pioppo-

NTA for not gifting a nightmare girlfriend 🎁👎

Competitive-Scar-479 | Competitive-Scar-479

Redditors doubt the outrageousness of OP's story 👀

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👏 Reciprocating energy is fair, NTA for not giving gift

SpaceCreams | SpaceCreams

NTA, but the real gift might be finding a better girlfriend 🎁

Chance-Apartment9004 | Chance-Apartment9004

Girlfriend expects gifts but never gives any. NTA, selfish behavior 🙄

Sailor_Chibi | Sailor_Chibi

Tit for tat: NTA for not gifting on her birthday

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Time to move on 💔 This relationship is one-sided.

Ducky818 | Ducky818

NTA, you deserve better. She sounds like a gold digger 💰

likeahike | likeahike

Partner repeatedly forgets gifts, so he skipped hers. NTA.

TriZARAtops | TriZARAtops

NTA for not giving gift to girlfriend who only cares about receiving 🎁

SunnyRose57 | SunnyRose57

NTA's girlfriend is insufferable 😒

Disastrous_Branch_57 | Disastrous_Branch_57

Don't tolerate ungratefulness and neglect in relationships. 💔

gabsmarie37 | gabsmarie37

Selfish girlfriend doesn't deserve a gift on her birthday. #NTA 🎁❌

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Man gets back at stingy girlfriend with ice cube trays 😂

Equivalent-Tone-8824 | Equivalent-Tone-8824

Gift giving isn't for everyone. NTA did the right thing 🎁

No-Razzmatazz537 | No-Razzmatazz537

Dump the sugar baby? 💔 NTA has spoken.

Dendad6972 | Dendad6972

Questioning the relationship: 🤔 Is it worth it?

happymomma40 | happymomma40

OP rightfully called out his girlfriend's gift-giving double standard 🎁🚫

crystalcarrier | crystalcarrier

Giving and receiving in a relationship, NTA for standing up.

Sufficient_Cat | Sufficient_Cat

Return the energy 👑, find someone who puts in effort.

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🤔 Is he dating the wrong person?

the_mike_c | the_mike_c

Don't let her take advantage of your generosity 🛑💸

niennabobenna | niennabobenna

Prioritizing gifts in a relationship, NTA, and a happy ending 😍

Avocadosarecool2000 | Avocadosarecool2000

Gifts for me but not for thee? NTA strikes back 🎁👀

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🚩 NTA considers breaking up due to girlfriend's lack of effort 🎁

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Don't let anyone take advantage of your kindness. 🎁

Evendim | Evendim

Relationships are two-way streets. NTA for moving on 👍

Erient21 | Erient21

Girlfriend repeatedly fails to give gifts, so he doesn't give her one on her birthday. Commenters suggest he should run! 😳

Rixa_12 | Rixa_12

Single life wins: 🎉NTA, enjoy it! 🎉

Keirathyl | Keirathyl

Dating a narcissist? Break free and find someone who cares! 💔

notquitesteadymaybe | notquitesteadymaybe

Partner shows blatant disrespect, time to move on 💔

anime_potatoe24 | anime_potatoe24

Ouch! This commenter advises the OP to move on. 💔

Antique_Eagle4603 | Antique_Eagle4603

Fair game 🤷‍♂️

CarelessCow2599 | CarelessCow2599

When it comes to gift-giving, it's the thought that counts...right? 🎁

Neighbours_cat | Neighbours_cat

Communicate early on about gift-giving expectations. 🎁

nothingclever4now | nothingclever4now

Don't be with someone who can't appreciate you. NTA 💰🎁

georgiajl38 | georgiajl38

Receiving without giving? NTA for not tolerating it 🎁🚫

monsteramoons | monsteramoons

NTA for not giving a gift to a selfish girlfriend 🚫🎁

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Gift-giving goes both ways. NTA for setting boundaries. 🎁

GraceXGalaxy | GraceXGalaxy

Is your partner taking you for granted? 💔

sugarintheboots | sugarintheboots

Relationships are about give and take, not just gifts 🎁 #NTA

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NTA for not giving gift, she should have done something

Simple_Strain_9808 | Simple_Strain_9808

Not the a**hole and time for an upgrade 😂👋

BaffledMum | BaffledMum

Thoughtlessness breeds thoughtlessness. NTA for not gifting back.

AngeloPappas | AngeloPappas

Partner won't give gifts but demands specific ones? 🤑 NTA.

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

Selfish girlfriend fails to reciprocate gifts, calls NTA passive-aggressive 😒

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Man justifies not giving gift on girlfriend's birthday, NTA 👍

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Partner fails to give gifts; commenters advise to stop giving too.

bkupisch | bkupisch

Don't want to give gifts to ungrateful partner? NTA 🤷‍♀️

PatsFan407 | PatsFan407

👋 Time to move on? Commenters suggest finding a new girlfriend

Select_MCM-5345 | Select_MCM-5345

Lazy girlfriend doesn't appreciate him, he deserves better 🙄

TisThee_Reason | TisThee_Reason

Dump her, she doesn't deserve you 💔

Quirky_Squirrel_Girl | Quirky_Squirrel_Girl

Gifts are a symbol of love. Is she showing enough love?

Crazy_dalek_lady | Crazy_dalek_lady