(Closed) My Birthday Not As Exciting As I Hoped

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well it’s only 1:15 in my timezone, so there’s still time for everyone to wish you a happy birthday. 

And just because your SO hasn’t bought your present yet, doesn’t mean he put no thought into it.  I buy presents at the last minute a lot, but I usually know what I’m getting for the person ahead of time.  He might already know and just has to go get it. 

Post # 4
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012


I’m sorry your day isn’t going as awesome as you had hoped! Thats what sucks about getting older… birthday’s really aren’t as magical as they once were. In your boyfriends defense, most guys don’t plan & think like women do! I threw a huge b-day bash for my Fiance & he was pretty ho-hum about it. His idea of the perfect evening is pizza, beer, good tv & me. Woo. Hoo. 

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010


I’m sorry your day hasn’t been the greatest.  I hope it ends on a much better note.  It sounds like you definitely deserve a special day. 

I’d tell your SO what it would mean to you to do something thoughtful… for next year.  My Fiance had no idea how to make a birthday special until I gave him instructions. 

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee

Happy Birthday and sorry it’s been a bit of a let down. 

I usually just take charge and start planning my own event and let my hub take over if he gets the will to do so.  He is a great, thoughtful guy and I throw him a birthday party every year but he just is not good at reciprocating birthdays, donno why.  It became obvious when we’d been dating a couple years and I planned a camping trip for the weekend with a bunch of friends for my birthday.  We went out to dinner the night of my birthday and when the bill came he said he’d pay for my meal and I was like ‘oh don’t worry about it I was the one who wanted to go out for crabs’, instead of saying ‘oh but it’s your birthday’ he said ‘ok, great, thanks’ so I ended up paying for my meal and his meal on my birthday.  I didn’t think about it at first and then was like WTF, he didn’t get me a gift and then had me take him out to dinner (he’s not strapped for cash).  He’s usually very generous but birthday ettiquette just isn’t always on his radar.

Post # 7
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Happpppy Birthday!


I’m sorry your day isn’t going as great and hope it picks up!

Post # 9
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Happy birthday!

I know how you feel.  I usually have to plan everything too.  My husband doesn’t really like birthdays so he doesn’t even want to celebrate his own birthday, let alone mine.  It’s so tough.

Post # 10
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hope you have a wonderful birthday evening!! 

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