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Remembering birthdays

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I feel so embarrassed. I rang a friend who I had not spoken to for several weeks and she asked me how I was and we chatted for a while, and then I had it in my mind to ask her when her birthday was so that I could write it down because I had forgotten it. When I said this, she said actually it's today!!

She's a really conscientious person and remembers mine, so it felt really awkward - does anyone else have trouble remembering birthdays?

If you had a friend and they forgot your birthday, would it make you think again about keeping contact with them?
 
Fairy Lucretia

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hi i would just realise and understand they had a lot on their mind xx i would still think they were a good friend
try not to worry about it i need a reminder to remember when my nephews birthday is! love and hugs from fairy lu xx
 
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Thanks fairy Lu,

I think I will put something through her door in the next few days.

Sometimes I also find it challenging to know what to get that's affordable. Just about everyone I know is on a much higher income.

apple x
 
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I feel so embarrassed. I rang a friend who I had not spoken to for several weeks and she asked me how I was and we chatted for a while, and then I had it in my mind to ask her when her birthday was so that I could write it down because I had forgotten it. When I said this, she said actually it's today!!

She's a really conscientious person and remembers mine, so it felt really awkward - does anyone else have trouble remembering birthdays?

If you had a friend and they forgot your birthday, would it make you think again about keeping contact with them?

hi Apple I would not worry about it, I am sure she would very much still want to be your freind, lots of us forget birthdays.

I forget my mums and she still speaks to me lol

take care Apple:hug5:
 
Purple Chaos

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She's a really conscientious person and remembers mine, so it felt really awkward - does anyone else have trouble remembering birthdays?

If you had a friend and they forgot your birthday, would it make you think again about keeping contact with them?
I have forgotten birthdays and I've had people forget mine. I don't think any less of them and I think they're just amazed if I remember theirs.

It was a genuine mistake and I'm sure your friend realised that you were upset that you'd forgotten. Please don't feel too bad about it.
 
Sparklypurplepaws

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Don't feel bad - your only human! I forget birthdays, I write them on the calendar and in a birthdays book And I still forget!
I've been forgotten too, and I just feel bad for the person who forgot! I certainly wouldn't consider stop being their friend!
Be kind to yourself x
 
PaulBrown

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People have a lot of things on their mind. It's possible to forget things. Nobody is rainman :)
 
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