Is the romance dead...or are we just idiots?

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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    So yeah....it was my wedding anniversary the other day. My wife and I really don't make a big deal about it. Her b-day is end of Nov, then xmas. Grace's b-day is day after xmas, and Emily's is Jan 27. So we have plenty of occasion to buy presents. We don't really do much/anything for our anniversary.

    Anyhoo, on the morning of Jan 3rd, my mom calls me and says, "Happy anniversary!". Eeeeeep! I had completely forgotten. I rush off to wish my wife a happy anniversary. Turns out she had forgotten too.

    So we spend the rest of the day kind of laughing that we'd both forgotten. Later that afternoon, I check my watch (as I needed to know the time), and I notice the date. Jan 3rd??? WTF...Our anniversary is the 4th!!!

    Yep. We didn't even know enough that we had it wrong, let alone just forgetting about it.....

    Maybe it's my mom's fault.

    Epilogue: The next day, (the real anniversary), we both forgot about it again until the afternoon sometime...........
     
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  2. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    I'd just be stoked you weren't the only one that forgot. Otherwise you'd have some unhappy days ahead.
     
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  3. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    As long as both of you forget the anniversary its ok.
    Its when the man forgets that they say romance is dead.
    I'm not the most romantic person out there but I try every now and then. I'll buy flowers for my wife for no reason, cook a romantic dinner, etc. I find its the little things that woman really like. A back rub here, doing the dishes there and vacuuming without being asked etc.
     
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  4. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Lightweight!! I do all that stuff on a regular basis! Except for the cooking.

    (But I'm in a bit of a special situation)
     
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  5. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    I said I'm not that romantic.
    I will offer the excuse that we've been together for over 10 years though.
    explain "special situation"
     
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  6. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    To answer your question - you're just idiots
     
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  7. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I don't think you're qualified to make that call.......
     
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  8. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    My watch has a calendar to remind me of things like that.
     
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  9. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    My wife has some on-going health issues that mean that she's pretty worn out from dealing with the kids by the time I get home. So when I get home from work, I take over with the kids, make dinner, do dishes etc.........
     
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  10. johnbryanpeters

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    Given that it's your wife we can understand the on-going [mental] health issues.

    That is all.
     
  11. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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  12. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    We don't get all that worked up about our B-days and anniversary either. I'm pretty sure I'd be playing the 5 knuckle shuffle if I forgot to do a little something though.
     
  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    People often forget extremely traumatic events. I'm guessing that is the case with your wife forgetting the anniversary.
     
  14. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I like to say that we were forced into marriage by Al Qaeda......which indirectly is true..........
     
  15. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    It's not a big deal as long as you forgot because you were too busy "doing it".
     
  16. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    That makes you a freedom hater on many levels...heh.
     
  17. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    That's odd. Al Qaeda indirectly forced me into marrage too.
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    9/11 + Lay-off from Boeing + nullify work visa = Marry american
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    My al Qaeda link is slightly less practical...

    Hook up with drunk girl at party in August '01. Decide not to pursue it further because we lived in different towns. 9/11 comes girl decides maybe she doesn't want to be alone if the world were to end, and changes mind about distance thing and gives me a call.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    My wife and I both forgot our 10th last year...we made up for it though...
     
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    after 15 years my wife and I forget the anniversary all the time.

    It all went downhill when I invited all my friends to austin for camping on our 10th anniversry. She suggested the date.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Well this was our 6th year....wait....yeah....pretty sure it's 6 years....