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I decided to stop wishing people happy birthday unless they had wished it to me that year or the one before. Whilst it seems petty, it opened my eyes to who is still relevant to my life and who is just a memory.
Handy trick really.
I turned off my birthday notification on fb to see who would remember my birthday without prompting. No one remembered.
I remember everyone's birthday since I find it easy to remember dates. Noone thinks to remember mine. I dont have facebook so there's no help to remind them. It sucks
Yes, but the only people I really expect to remember my birthday are my parents and husband. I take everyone else as a bonus if they say happy birthday, so it doesn't bother me.
My teenage sons birthday was this week. Everyone forgot...again. He has a cousins birthday on the same day. My family remembers his birthday but not my sons. I buy all my nieces and nephews gifts for their birthdays. I never forget. My son has never received a gift because he is always forgotten. My mum even yelled at me for not telling her it was his birthday...and still didn’t wish him happy birthday.
People forget mine all the time, family even don't remember until the afternoon and by then the day is over so no point in doing anything. OH well one day Ill be important prob on my funeral lol