“Do not open until first disagreement” 9 years later, couple finally opens wedding gift given by great aunt

Kathy and Brandon, a couple from Michigan, have been married for nine years. Nine years ago after their wedding day, they opened all wedding gifts except one – the wedding gift from Kathy’s great aunt. The reason for that was the message on the gift box written by the aunt “Do not open until first disagreement”.

During the years they surely had a lot of disagreements, but somehow they managed to keep the gift unopened. Both of them decided to honor her wish not to open the box until their first real fight. The opening of the gift would have symbolized our failure in the marriage.

One night when the couple was thinking about what to get for a wedding, Kathy recalled her aunt’s gift which left her a lasting impression. They then decided to open the gift. As soon as they opened the box, Kathy and Brandon saw two letters, one letter was addressed to Kathy and the other one to Brandon. There was also some cash inside.

“Go get a pizza, shrimp or something you both like,” the letter to Kathy read.

While in Brandon’s letter, it told him to “Go get flowers and a bottle of wine.”

Along with the letters, there was a crystal flower vase, two crystal wine glasses, a bath soap, lotion and bubbles, all for the time when the couple supposedly needed them the most.

“All along, we assumed that the contents of that box held the key to saving a marriage – an age-old trick – unbeknownst to us rookies,” Kathy said.

And she was not far from the truth!

Cindy Carey


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