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What awkward relationship milestones do you commemorate with your partner?

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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10 Silly Relationship Anniversaries Couples Should Never Celebrate

by Emily Abbate

woman kissing manAnniversary. The word by itself sends chills down the spines of most men in the country. If they're not worried about forgetting the anniversary of your first date, they're worried that what they've planned for that particular anniversary just won't be good enough. Regardless, they exist, and for some couples, there's many of 'em. Just the other day a girlfriend of mine had to ditch out of our long overdue coffee date early because she and her boyfriend were going out to dinner to celebrate the anniversary of their first kiss. A month ago, another girlfriend of mine was asking for advice on what to wear to go out with her husband to celebrate the day she introduced him to her parents (yes, I'm serious).

Regardless of the fact that I would NEVER celebrate something like that (no offense), it got me thinking -- what other sorts of "anniversaries" do couples celebrate? Thus I present you with 10 real anniversaries that should never be celebrated in a relationship:

1. The first time he walked in on you naked, unintentionally.

2. The first time he caught you using the bathroom with the door open.

3. The first time he just had to make you dinner ... and failed.

4. The first time you held hands in public (how corny are we, really?).

5. Your second date ... when you ran into your ex-boyfriend.

6. The first time he allowed you to pick out his clothes (he's regretted it ever since).

7. The day he gave you his email password. (Major. Mistake.)

8. The time your parents caught you doing the dirty.

9. The first time you offered to help him cut his hair and TOTALLY screwed up.

10. The day he dubbed you with the pet name "bave" because "babe" was too generic.

What awkward relationship milestones do you commemorate with your partner?

by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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shadow_lark
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Nothing like that. I remember the day we got together and the day we got married, but we certainly don't celebrate the former. Who would even remember those other things?
BonitaM
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

None.  The only anniversary we believe in celebrating is our wedding anniversary. 

nicole2884
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM
None lol
We recognize our dating and wedding anniversary that's it
LilliesValley
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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These are stupid and if you can't handle most of these then it must not be a good relationship. And of course you wouldnt celebrate these. Do you celebrate the day you got your first flat tire? Lost an earing? Stupid.
LilliesValley
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
I agree. I might say in passing that it's the anniversary of our first date but that's it for celebrating.

Quoting shadow_lark: Nothing like that. I remember the day we got together and the day we got married, but we certainly don't celebrate the former. Who would even remember those other things?
RandiBear
by Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

We celebrate our wedding anniversary and the day we became a couple...which had been a long time coming. The anniversary of when we got together means more to us than our wedding anniversary because there was so much more to that than just "hooking up"

AnGLInterrupted
by Kendall on Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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We celebrate our anniversary..  that's it.  

The only other day we celebrate (as a family) that's outside of the norm is our adoption day.  DD get's a birthday and an adoption day.  :)

AlannaMaria
by Alanna on Dec. 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Lol. We only celebrate our wedding anniversary!
valrubio
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 2:50 PM
We just celebrate our wedding anniversary.
aimesnyc
by Amy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM

HOw about the first time you washed sand out of each other's asses? lol ;)  Kidding, we only celebrate our wedding anniversary.  But funny though, right?

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