Post # 1
I often hear ladies complain about men who forget things that are important to them, such as birthdays and anniversaries. I am guilty of being extremely forgetful, so I always write these things down and set reminders in my phone. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t remember anything.
FI, on the other hand, remembers everything. It’s insane. He just asked me if I was excited about what was coming up soon. I’m panicking, wondering what the hell is important in the next month. He catches on that I don’t know and tells me it’s the anniversary of when he first said I love you.
Seriously? I’m supposed to write that down?
Who is the forgetful one in your relationship? (Please note, I did add this new “love” anniversary to my phone so I don’t forget to acknowledge it).
Post # 3
haha now asking someone to remember the anniversary of when they said “i love you” — that may be too much!!!!
My DH has enormous holes in his brain. I mean really — he went through a phase of pretty serious drug use when he was much younger and stupider, and now he can’t remember anything ever. He just absolutely relies on me to keep our lives straight. Haha I honestly don’t know what he would do without me. Probably die. I had to show him how to use the calendar on his iPhone just the other day. I’ve had an iPhone for one month and he’s had one for three years.
Post # 4
I am. And very inattentive. Lol. I don’t even notice the obvious things on front of me most of the time. FI is complete opposite. He was train to pay attention to every details of everyone and everything around him. He’s like a hawk. Lol
Post # 6
@Silly_love: I am very inattentive too. FI apologized to me the other day for all the stuff he had in the garage and asked if it was in the way when I park my vehicle. I looked at him and said, “what stuff?” Apparently I don’t notice things that are right in front of my face. He often hides my presents in plain sight because he knows I will never find them. Sad, but true 😛
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla: Do not leave him in charge of any baby things! Or else, leave detailed instructions 😛
Post # 8
We’re both extremely forgetful. Somehow we balance each other out though, I remember the things he forgets and he remembers the things I forget.
Post # 9
He is, but neither one of us keeps tabs on junior high school anniversaries (the day we started dating, the day he said I love you, the first time we kissed, etc.). Both of us remember our wedding anniversary, we remember each other’s birthdays, but I remember doctor’s appointments, birthdays of all the kids, where we need to be next week, etc.
Post # 10
My level of forgetfulness indicates my level of stress.
Forgot to take out trash – normal
Forgot to eat – stressed
Forgot your name – super stressed
Almost forgot pants – meltdown
It’s funny because I actually can remember a lot and multitask really well, but it’s like the more important things I add to my brain the less ‘important’ things just get booted out, lol.
Post # 11
I am, in a huge way, for really basic life things like putting the milk back in the fridge, etc. He’s awesome with the basic details of life. I’m a little better with important dates, but that’s mainly because I’ve carefully crafted my Google account/calendar to be my brain for me.
Post # 12
I’ll remember the important days, but he’ll remember where I put my keys last night.
Post # 13
If his head wasn’t attached, he’d forget to bring it to work. OMG he forgets everything. Not important dates or stuff like that, but just stuff I tell him in general. I’ll tell him something we’re doing, 2 days later he’ll ask “What are we doing tomorrow?” And I reply “I’m not telling you, you know what we’re doing.. think about it.” He’s just being lazy and instead of trying to remember what I told him he just keeps asking me. Drives me insane! So maybe it’s not that he forgets what I tell him, maybe he just never listened in the first place lol But he is really bad about remember things, and I’m really good.. so it makes me nuts.
Post # 14
Neither of us are forgetful about birthdays and anniversaries and such (but we also don’t keep anniversaries of first “i love you”, first kiss, first date, etc – just our wedding anniversary).
But DH is really forgetful about where he puts stuff. He misplaces things ALL THE TIME! They aren’t actually lost, but he always seems to be searching for something he’s misplaced.
Post # 15
we’re both forgetful, but my husband is the worst.
i’m the type who will forget to call the cable company or forget to grab my shopping list off the the counter.
my husband forgets entire conversations. we have to have the same conversation at least 3 times before he will remember anything. it’s so frustrating. it’s the worst when we’re making plans. and we’ll talk about it for weeks, i’ll mark it on the calendar, and the day before we’re supposed to do it, he has no idea what i’m talking about.
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
My husband is definitely the forgetful one with regular life stuff: remembering to set the DVR to record True Blood, remembering where he parked the car and whether or not he locked it, etc. He’s pretty good with remembering anniversaries and big stuff like that.
But what he’s really great at remembering are languages! We studied Japanese together in college. I swear, he didn’t forget a single thing! It’s really amusing and aggravating at the same time. He remembers how to say everything from “medicine” to “unicorn”!!! Who can remember how to say “unicorn” in Japanese after hearing it one time about 4 years ago? LOL!