My husband is not a good communicator. He doesn't have many friends and even he and I struggle to connect some times. He tends to withdraw into his tech world (games on his tablet, Reddit, Steam other forums, video games) and its makes me feel like I'm not as interesting as whatever he's choosing talking to or spending time with me. Now Christmas is upon us and I'm feeling guilted into buying him a new XBoxOne console game. My first issue is the expense...the console is about $400, and you still need an online subscription, games, controllers and nothing is backwards compatible with the XBox360 we already have. Not to mention that I wasn't even planning on spending that much on our two children for Christmas! Second, he's picking his own Christmas gifts. He says that he's just giving me ideas, but then in the next breath tells me about the good deals he can get online this Black Friday. It makes the whole Christmas gift thing feel less special. But then I'm left with him not having much of a social life and trying to make him feel like I appreciate what he does at home (he works second shift and has the kids all day before he goes to work. He's a saint for that). I offered to compromise with a more family friendly console like the Wii that we could all use, but he got all pouty and obviously disappointed with even the suggestion of him not getting what he wants. So my question is should I cave and buy the new XBox? Or am I being reasonable with the idea of a compromise?
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