Sometimes the people in our life don’t remember the dates that are important to us. How would you feel if your significant other forgot your anniversary or birthday? Maybe he/she already has. How dare they! How can this day not be as important to them as it is to me? Do they not care about me?
These are the kinds of things that run through our mind. We feel forgotten and insignificant. We wonder if they really love us. It is so frustrating when a significant other forgets a day that is really important to you. Likely their forgetting has nothing to do with you.
Try to determine why your significant other has problems remembering important dates. Does he/she often miss important dates? Maybe they never even remember their Mother’s birthday? Some people have trouble remembering their own birthdays!
Here are a few tips and tricks to help your significant other remember days that are important to you. In this digital age it should be easy to know when an important date is approaching.
1.) Have a large calendar in a family area that everyone can write their anniversaries, birthdays, meetings and appointments on really helps the whole family be on the same page. For example, write your anniversary in big letters and circle the date so your significant other is sure to know it is approaching.
2.) Leave reminder notes for them in their car or wallet. Leaving a note on the bathroom mirror is also fun.
3.) Add all important days to your significant others’ contact lists on their phone or computer. This will automatically add the date to their calendar.
4.) Share a digital calendar. There are a number of good ways to do this. The easiest may be to use a Google calendar. Create events for anniversaries and other important events. Then add email reminders for the anniversary! Advanced: Set the Google calendar to sync with your significant others’ phone or outlook calendar for extra notification.
5.) Use an online reminder service for important days. There are a lot of free options available. Online eCard sites offer a great free reminder service for anniversaries and birthdays. They will send a reminder to an email address or possibly even a phone number. Set the time frame for the reminder as well, 2 weeks or 2 days. This option is especially great because they can go right to the website and send a free eCard to celebrate the significant day.
Implement one or multiple of the above suggestions to make sure your significant other doesn’t forget an important day again.