She Values Your Time More than Your Cash

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 16, 2014

Dear Shaunti,

For years now, my wife has been talking about how great it would be to rent a condo and spend a full week in a cottage at the beach. So for her birthday I surprised her with reservations for fall break. She was so excited – until she learned that I agreed to take an extra shift at work this summer to pay for it. She keeps complaining that I will miss family time while the kids are out of school. I’m busting my tail for something she wants… and she’s complaining. I have to tell my boss next week what my schedule will be, and I don’t know what to do.

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Love in the Blender: Appreciating Your Husband’s Gift-Giving Style

By Shaunti Feldhahn on February 17, 2014

  Dear Shaunti, I was really looking forward to our second Valentine’s Day together, until I unwrapped my present.  A blender.  He knows that I like jewelry, and he’s the one who likes smoothies. I got upset that he was…

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