(Closed) when it rains it pours :(

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee

@Serey:  you are absolutely right in being upset!!! how dare he forget your anniversary…and your BIRTHDAY…omg, really?? Sit him down and explain to him  about priorities, obviously hisare way off base!! If my mate forgot my day, i’d never let him forget it, grrrrrr


Post # 4
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you need to tell him that it’s important to you that you celebrate these dates together as a couple. (Obviously, if he has to be away for work that’s one thing…) He probably completely forgot when the plans came up. But keeping quiet isn’t going to change anything; he’s not going to know that this matters to you unless you tell him. 

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is a tough one. Have you ever talked about taking a trip together? Did he forget your birthdat and anniversary or just not have time to celebrate them the way you would have liked?

How close is he to the guy who’s bachelor party it is? If he is just a casual aquaintance, then yes you do have a bit of a reason the be upset, if he is super close/in the wedding party then you should let it go.

In a calmer moment, when he isn’t busy and you are less emotional, talk to him about what you want and need from the relationship. Be sure to make it clear you are not asking him to choose between you and his friends. Some guys don’t get how important marking birthdays and anniversaries are (or they,mark them in ways they think are special but may not be how you would want to celebrate). 

Open and honest communication is the answer, just make sure to do it when he isn’t feeling overwhelmed and you aren’t feeling emotional.

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ok it is a bit odd he is going to a bachelor party for,a guy who’s wedding he is not even invited too. I might be a little miffed about that.  Especially if he is using time/money that could be used for a special trip for the two of you.


As for how you celebrate events, that should be a discussion. He may honestly not know what you want. For example, whrn Darling Husband and I stared dating, he would never wrap gifts or get me cards. I was always a bit hurt about that. When I finally talked to him about it, he had no idea I cared so much about a card or wrapping paper. Now he still doesn’t always get me a card, but he does make more of an effort to remember to as he knows it matters to me.

Post # 9
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Serey:  I would sit down and talk to him. He is not a mind reader, he does not know your feelings. Since you never mentioned anything he probably assumed you did not want to do anything.

This is just 2nd anniversary, the both of you haven’t established a pattern yet. 

Understand that he has been very busy with work and house projects, things can possibly slip his mind. 

Recognize that you both should have sat down and talked about your anniversary and make concrete plans of what and when you want to celebrate it. 

My fiance and I are celebrating 4 years together this passed weekend and because we are so busy we are pushing celebration to the 3rd week of September. 

Post # 10
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Like a PP said, men are NOT mind readers.  My Darling Husband is always telling me that if something upsets me, then I NEED to tell him otherwise he’ll think I’m fine with whatever is going on.  Maybe your SO doesn’t know how upset you really are about all these events. 

The bachelor party thing though….honestly, would you be upset with him going if you had been able to celebrate your anniversary/bday the way you wanted?  I personally would not want my DH going to another country for a party weekend for a guy who didn’t have the decency to invite him to the wedding.  If that’s the secondary issue, you need to let him know how it makes you feel.  Harboring these feelings will only make you more upset and you’ll wind up taking it out on him at a later time….like most of us women do.

Post # 11
3304 posts
Sugar bee

His behavior shows you how important you are to him. I would address this with him- he shouldn’t be forgetting your birthday at the very least if you are important.

Post # 12
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

This is about him not even asking you if it’s okay. And he didn’t do anything for your anniversary or birthday. I am sorry if you feel that he should have done something. If he is a workaholic and working for his family to have things to enjoy, give him some slack. He might not think an anniversary or birthday is at the top of his priority list as much as you think it should be. Expain how important these things are will be a good thing (as the dates approaches) as he is always seems so busy to think about them.


And my 2 cents on this subject:

Las Vegas + Bachelor party = Disaster

I hope you set boundaries with your husband (be specific) and I hope he respects you enough to be chaste!

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