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    Default How do you feel about your birthday?

    My birthday is coming up and I am becoming quite anxious and sad, as I do every year.

    I'm trying to be ok with it, but even walking home from walking DS to school I randomly burst into tears about it.

    How do you feel about your birthday?

    To be clear, this isn't a sadness or depression post. Everyone has a birthday, I'm just wondering how everyone feels and/ or deals with it?

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    I also have a birthday soon and I LOVE birthdays!!! But this year I cant say the number out loud lol

    Is there a particular reason you dont like birthdays?
    When my sil turned 33 she dedicated the year to be about her. She started participating in sports she had always wanted to do and made small changes in her life to be about her.
    Is there a way you could turn it around so its not so much about turning another number but make a goal to do something before your next birthday?

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    I feel fine about my birthday, though I don't tend to make a big deal out of it these days.

    I'm happy with a low key celebration like a dinner out, or a fancy take-away meal. Maybe a little catch up for drinks with friends.

    I do have a slight complex about not making plans that involve a lot of people, as I've been let down before. I recall one year a number of people bailed at the last minute on a party I was having at home. I just felt a little unimportant that year.

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    I'm only sad if nobody seems to notice or care about my birthday, which happens now I'm getting older 😢

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    I don't like my birthday really. Last year my husband forgot and I actually just thought it was funny when I messaged his mother to remind him. He felt worse about it than I did.
    I don't celebrate it. I don't get presents (although last week a bought a new multicooker and it just happened to be my birthday but that was coincidence).
    I kind of just end up angry and do lots of angry cleaning on it. I think because it reminds me of my mother. My birthday was always "Happy birthday, let's celebrate another year of you worshipping me as your mother" from her.
    The last time she bought me a birthday present, it was a ticket to see Gwen Stefani. She got one for me and one for her (her birthday is a week after mine). I don't even like Gwen Stefani. Like at all. Not even close to the same genre. But she likes her and my father refused to go with her so I got lumbered with it.
    So maybe that's why. I don't know. I just don't like being celebrated.
    I grit my teeth through Mother's Day. My kids didn't know it existed until last year when my eldest started school and it was unavoidable.

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    I don't care either way. I don't like a fuss being made but my kids love birthdays and like to make a big fuss about it so I just suck it up.

    I turned 45 this year and can honestly say I wasn't thrilled. But it's better than the alternative.

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    I love my birthday but feel sad about Xmas. Usually I focus birthdays on my friends and Xmas on my family. My family situation makes me sad. I guess that's why. I've always felt very sad at Xmas. Lonely and like I'm missing out on a normal family haha

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    I don't celebrate or even really acknowledge birthdays. For children, sure, it's a big deal for them to have their age change, but not for adults.
    The date just happens to be same as the date you were born, it's pretty arbitrary and not an accomplishment worth celebrating. We get older every day, it's not like a change suddenly happens overnight on the day of our birthday.
    I agree that getting old totally sucks, but that's the price we pay for living?

    I'm 30 this year, and while I'm sure I'll pout about it a little on the day, my life at 30 or 31 isn't actually going to be remotely different to my life at 28 or 29 so it's not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post

    I do have a slight complex about not making plans that involve a lot of people, as I've been let down before. I recall one year a number of people bailed at the last minute on a party I was having at home. I just felt a little unimportant that year.
    Big hugs, this has happened to me for more than one birthday and even the night before my wedding. Its a horrible feeling and it now gives me anxiety plannning my kids birthday parties incase no one shows

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