XWH tried to buy me back too.
I got (cheap and ill-made) jewelry, the wine fridge that I'd been requesting for a couple of years, and a few other odds and ends. Too little, too late indeed. I kept the wine fridge and other appliances, put the cheap jewelry in a box of his stuff, and divorced his butt anyway.
I have no doubt that his OW were the recipients of the unwanted jewelry I returned to him.
A thought struck me.
The jewelry of XWH and my current husband are in stark contrast and kind of symbolic of the relationships with each of them.
XWH bought cheap, just-to-shut-me-up jewelry and even then only when he felt he had to in order to make up or kiss up. He did not value me or the marriage and it was obvious in a lot of ways.
Every year (so far), current hubby has bought me one piece of Tiffany jewelry (squeeee). Hubby puts in a lot of time and effort selecting something he knows I will love. He even plans out unusual ways in which to present the gift (ie one year, he bought a crockpot for me and the box was stashed inside).
Current hubby treats me like a Goddess and never fails to make me smile- even when I feel like screaming.
[This message edited by GabyBaby at 4:23 PM, September 20th (Friday)]
DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs
I edit often for clarity.
Gee, how could I resist a multi-pack of chapstick?
multi-pack of chapstick I got for Christmas
How prophetic. Maybe, deep down, he really knew what I thought of him!
Nothing says romance and remorse more than a firearm!
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet
It was my birthday Wednesday and he had the kids the night before. They said, oh maybe we should get mommy a birthday present.
Mine got me a coffee maker (but didn't spring for a Keurig, I got a Mr Coffee k-cup maker) and he got me a ninja (the food processor). It was more of a bribe to ignore his adultery rather than a "take me back!" gift (I hadn't kicked his dumbass out yet.)
The first thing I bought myself after kicking him out was a Keurig. I never bought myself anything remotely expensive for the sake of our budget while he bought himself top-of-the-line EVERYTHING on our shoe-string budget. I can't wait to experience a relationship with a real man and not a piss poor impersonation of one!
Enjoy your coffee maker! Waking up to a fresh and hot cup of coffee is a hell of a lot better than waking up to a jackass with morning breath!