So my birthday is this Saturday. For the last 10 years my birthday has been overlooked by almost everyone from my exdp to my own parents and best friend. I haven't seen a birthday cake in that time or even a happy birthday other than via fb. Last year dps family followed trend and forgot. We'd been together for 7 months at that stage but it's been a serious relationship from the start. This year I've decided to take it into my own hands and I'm going to go visit my uncle who I haven't seen in years and spend my birthday in Sydney with him and his partner. Last night dps mum rang asking dp what I wanted to do for my birthday and he told her I had plans to go away for the weekend to spend it with my family. She seemed miffed and said 'well I expected her to do something with family here (dps family) so maybe she can see her uncle the weekend after?' I got on the phone to explain that no I'd be going on my birthday. She doesn't have anything planned, rather just thought I might like to have a picnic or something (knowing I hate the outdoors.....)
As far as I'm concerned if they couldnt even be bothered to say happy birthday last year then f*** em! I'm not spending yet another birthday in tears feeling total rejection and humiliation as every year some part of me hopes someone will bother to surprise me and break trend. She said to ring her if I think of something I'd like to do through the week, which won't be happening by the way I'm feeling about it.
Is this petty?