i hope this year is different
May 2, 2007 8:03am CST
well my birthday is just alittle over a month away and if it goes like it usally does i know i will be depressed. i will be 31 this year and i am not happy about that but you know. my thing is i have this great husband. he is caring and loving and wonderful untill it comes to birthdays and holidays. he never remebers my birthday and the kids dont either. i think the last 3 years i have not heard happy birthday once on my birthday and to be honest it sucks. i dont want gifts or anything just a happy birthday on the day of the birthday. i mean if i was to ask for a gift it would be someone would clean the house and cook dinner. lol i am not asking much i dont think. i dont talk to my parents and well my sisters and brothers arent around either. i just wish hubby remembered and said something. he doesnt have to do anything for me just say the words. i have dropped hints but he just says birthdays are nothing to get excited over it is just another day closer to death. i hate when he tells me that too. i just had to blow off some steam cause i know it is coming up and i get upset about it. growing up i didnt have partys and gifts either my sisters and brothers would tell me happy birthday and they would make me a cake and that was it but still it was something.
2 May 07
oh, that's a sad story. For me, i always get excited during my birthdays coz people do greet me and i am always with my family and friends celebrating together. But don't worry, maybe its just that birthdays are not really important in your family. Don't get sad about that or try to tell them that birthdays are important for you.
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2 May 07
My partner and I have been togther for just over six years. This past birthday was the first that he has remembered my birthday. It wasn't because he didn't care, it was because he isn't good at remembering dates. Like you all I wanted was for him to remember to say Happy Birthday. My mom reminds my children. Maybe to help your children to remember you could put up a calendar that has everyones birthdays marked on it. At the start of the new year I mark calendars for my children to remember important dates. I
2 May 07
My Birthday is on May 15. When my Birthday nears i fell into depression too thinking that i am getting older and i have reached no where. I hope this year would be different too like you, but not in terms of gifts but of accomplishments.
2 May 07
I hope this year is different for you. Anyway, it's nice to have a good partner. I know how it feels when no one remembers your birthday. Why don't you tell him later so that he will be more thoughtful. I think it would be better for you to open this up to your husband rather than keeping it to you. I know she will understand you since he is caring and loving. Good luck and advanced happy birthday.