How to Get Over Gift-Giving Anxiety on a Birthday

2021.12.01 16:29 helluvaresearcher How to Get Over Gift-Giving Anxiety on a Birthday

Hello guys! Sorry, people probably have more pressing questions. So it’s my (26F) birthday today. When some people say, “I don’t celebrate my birthday,” sometimes they’re just being modest. I’m being serious. I absolutely could care less about it being my birthday. The reason? I am terrible — caps lock TERRIBLE — when it comes to receiving gifts. My parents still poke fun at me for old Christmas videos in which my sister is tearing open her presents and I’m sitting there awkwardly being pressed to open them. My best friend recently admitted (I spoke to her about this recently) that she spent some days wondering if I hated the purse she gifted me in 2017. I loved it, I just receive things poorly.
Anyways, I’m in a 1+ year relationship with my boyfriend. Neither of us are huge into gift giving and prefer quality time, which I so appreciate. We have plans with our friends to go out on Saturday night for tacos, and he expressed wanting to take me out, just the two of us, downtown for drinks on Friday. Which is perfect to me. I hate receiving and would rather have some drinks and spend some quality time together. Until last night. He kicked off my birthday late last night by surprising me with some nice hot cocoa mix while we put up the tree. Then he proceeded to surprise me this morning with a necklace and earrings (cute and eclectic ones). However, he hinted that there’s more. And my friends are being really shady about having “time sensitive things to plan” and asking me all kinds of weird questions (they have also indicated they each got me something). I really don’t need anything. I’d much rather they save their money and hang out with me like any other day. But they’re saying it’s because they want to and care about me. Obviously something is going on. Since I can’t stop it, I’m scared that my reaction to whatever is being planned will underwhelm or disappoint them, like years before with other people. I don’t want to undermine their hard work but I guess I don’t have the best poker face. Advice?
PS I’m also 100% sure it’s not an engagement. We’ve recently discussed wanting this in the future but not now.
TL;DR: I don’t have the best reaction to reviving gifts and my friends are going all out this birthday (today)
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It's ok to take small steps, in fact this is more sustainable. Whatever the darkness is in your life that you're overcoming, we are here for you. Be kind with yourself. There's so much light you have left to bring into this world, and as dark as it seems right now, a bandit of zealots once ousted an empire from Jerusalem, imagine how much we can do with temperance and compassion.
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