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Strictly from a relationship coaching perspective, I wouldn't go so harsh as to call it lame. I would say that it's reaching and may not have the outcome you're looking for. When we find ourselves inventing scenarios to get other people to treat us better, we are essentially admitting two things. One, we are not confident enough in ourselves to approach the real issue (their mistreatment) head on. Two, even if they treat us better in the moment out of some jealousy for "someone else" giving us flowers, it is VERY likely that they will revert back to their natural mistreating ways.
Don't avoid the discussion (or action) that needs to occur. You need to have a heart to heart with him about how he's treating you and how it makes you feel. If it continues, you need to leave. We teach people how to treat us by virtue of what we expect (good treatment) and what we accept (poor treatment).0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE