Birthday break-up blunder

Last updated 05:00 16/03/2014

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What's the worst break-up you've ever had? Deb Savage had an unpleasant birthday surprise.

Two weeks before my 36th birthday we were sitting on the couch watching television when an advert for Michael Hill jeweller came on.

After the advert my man blurted out that he had learned the other day that he didn't have to spend thousands of dollars on an engagement ring.

Naturally I wondered what was going on and spent a few days toying with the idea that he was going to ask me to marry him on my birthday.

I knew that our relationship was pretty high octane a lot of the time, however, birds of a feather and all that right? At the end of the day we were good with each other. So I thought.

My birthday came around. He didn't even buy me a present to open in the morning.

I dropped him off at work.

During the day he texted to say we would go out for dinner. So I was thinking, as only any chick would, that he was going to ask me to marry him over dinner. How romantic!

Not even. Not only did he order one crappy dish for us to share at some wannabe restaurant just down the road from where we lived, he told me he was moving out, then got up, paid for the meal and walked out.

I spent a few years wondering how I had managed to get that so wrong. 

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