Q: My girlfriend expects me to buy her lots of gifts. But I can’t afford it. What should I do?
A: She’s not expecting you to go into debt buying her diamonds and cars. She just wants you to surprise her from time to time with a token of your love. Show her you care without breaking the bank by bringing home thoughtful treats such as a wild flower bouquet, her favourite magazine, or a heart-shaped cookie etc. Get it?
Q: How can I let my guy know that I won’t cheat again?
A: You have to be open and honest about what it was that made you stray in the first place. Then you have to leave the past behind. (And he has to, too.) If he needs the reassurance of you checking in by phone every evening or having access to your email password, just do it. No matter what the request, if you want him to trust you again, you have to show him you’ll do whatever it takes to earn that trust. It’s a small price to pay.