She gives smart, super-honest advice about your biggest dating and relationship conundrums.We asked our friends at Guy Speak to help us compile this year's what-to-get-a-guy holiday gift guide.When he broke up with me the next day, I pointed out that maybe he should have pulled the plug before I gave him a Christmas present, not to mention a hand-job. Still, my pathological reluctance to drop money at my beloved JCrew when they’re offering a whopping thirty percent off an obviously perfect gift is probably not normal.He said he thought the hand-job was a nice final memory for us. (Nor, arguably, is letting one’s parents this far into one’s personal life, but one dysfunction per post please.)So what is normal at five months? It also tries to change my question to “What’s normal to buy you’re (sic) girlfriend if she’s 13?Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.And to be perfectly honest, if I the holiday induces in my friends and family…”“I have no idea.”“The thing about you,” my mother says, “is you know things I wouldn’t expect, but you have no idea about things most people know.”“Like ,” I shout back.”“What’s wrong with saying you bought—whatever it is you’re buying?
” My dad yells from the living room.“You got engaged at two months,” I yell back.“So?
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” I ask in my best Being-Home-for-Thanksgiving-brings-out-my-thirteen-year-old-self tone.“Well, no.” She pauses.
“It’s just that you keep making that keening sound.”“I just don’t think I can do it.”“Why the hell not?