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I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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    Even when I had a party at age 5,

    I hid under the table and cried :)
    sumitoo sumitoo 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Oct 29, 2014

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    I always go away on my birthday.

    so nobody can make a fuss. All I need is a Facebook post or text. I have told people that but they don't get it. I am thankful they care but I don't. pretending I am extra happy to please them is not something I like so I go on holiday. which I enjoy. does that make me...
    odamienski odamienski 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    i used to get sick ALL the time on my birthdays.

    i believed i was cursed. hence being conditioned to hate my birthdays. there's just too much expectations on one's own birthday. like it's measured on the number of people who will remember it, and how you will be greeted, or how big an event your friends or family will make it...
    olahjagger olahjagger 22-25, F Apr 26

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    My birthday was awhile ago.

    August 7th. Birthdays are always boring to me. The best part is definitely the presents. And picking fun at people who didn't remember your birthday so they feel bad and usually give you more presents. Yep. That's fun too. :)
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    I'll be 36 this year

    and I hate my birthday even more now because my brother is no longer alive. I'm even more of a recluse now outside of work. It's going on two years now. I don't get excited for anything anymore. Its hard for me to relax or calm down and all I see as I move forward in life are...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I will be a year older.

    Never wanted to be old, fat and bald. Guess I need a diet.
    sonoflk sonoflk 51-55, M Apr 24

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    I don't like it cause I don't have too many

    friends that get excited and want to celebrate with me. I just suck at making plans and sometimes people make excuses why they can't go. Am I too old for feeling this way about my birthday? I just wish people actually cared. I feel my 20s have always had ****** bday celebrations...
    alostone alostone 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    There's Nothing To Celebrate

    I remember my 10th birthday party my parents had hired the local swimming pool for an hour. I invited every kid in my class over 30 of them and only 8 turned up. The reason the others didn't come because it rained. It rained! Like they weren't going to get wet at the swimming...
    ArtPro ArtPro 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2014

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    It was sunday 12th of july.

    I turned 24. i usually dnt clelbrate but for family i did. was nice
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I hate being reminded

    that I am one year closer to that big ******* hole in the ground.
    MomsAgainstBombTrains MomsAgainstBombTrains 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I've grown to hate my birthday.

    As a kid, my sister tried her very best to ruin every party my parents threw for me. Now that I'm an adult no one remembers it. Last year even my parents forgot. I hate that I get excited for something that always ends up sucking. Ok, I'm done venting.
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    When I used to celebrate it,

    I'd invite all of my friends and only one or two would actually show up. Now I just don't celebrate it, anymore
    TrafalgarLaw TrafalgarLaw 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate celebrating my birthday

    but I always enjoy my birthday, just like I am enjoying it today (: what do you guys/girls think of birthdays??
    MafiasHeart MafiasHeart 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I Lied About My Birthday

    It was a week before my fourteenth birthday (September), I hated celebrating it so I told my classmate (Who can't keep a secret for her life) that I have a 'secret' , my real birthday is in three month... MARCH. so naturally, she told everyone my birthday was in march. Then I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    I Hate That Day!

     Since I don't celebrate it anymore. I mean last year I refused anything and shoved a candle in a cookie just to shut my mother up. I hate my birthday! Its never been a happy time for me.
    TheAngelOfDeath TheAngelOfDeath 16-17 25 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    I celebrate by watching horror movies

    and hoping that someone will come kill me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 25

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    So it's my birthday on January the 7th witch is

    coming up pretty fast I'm going to be turning 19 and I don't like celebrating it..my birthday means nothing to me I know some people get super excited but that's just the thing..I've never been excited ever since I was little every birthday of mine I've always just tried staying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    I always invite people months in advance to my

    party. I'll invite 30 or more and the most I've ever had come were 10 and I only knew 4 of them.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I Will Ensure That My Birthday Is Not Celebrated - At Almost Any Cost!

    The very thought of my birthday causes me great anxiety. I go to extreme lengths to hide it from people. I do not have my birth date on Facebook, but every now and then a family member posts a happy birthday message on Facebook on my birthday, which I promptly delete. The last 3...
    briancanada briancanada 41-45 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    Normally I could less about my birthday

    but here I am the night before and I can't sleep. Just like a little kid can't sleep the night before Christmas. However this year is a little different. I feel like I'm at a better, more solid place in my life. I have an incredible boyfriend, great friends, and my family is...
    amculater amculater 18-21, F May 19

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    Don't have a party, have no friends to invite,

    family don't care Just another day of the year
    parso16 parso16 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Every Day Is Cause To Celebrate

    You might think that a bit too cliche to swallow, I don't blame you if you do. I believe every day we are alive is worthy of a celebration minus the cake. I would be huge if I had cake every day :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Why should I bother with my birthday?

    Most of my friends don't remember it, my parents hardly notice it, and I just don't feel special at all. I'd probably get 18 cents for my age this year, or maybe a cupcake with a candle in it if I'm lucky. Sometimes I feel as though my birth was worthless and hardly have any...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    My birthday is in two days

    and all I think about is staying home overthinking
    wpsiatwiant wpsiatwiant 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I don't want to celebrate my birthday.

    I turn twenty-two in four days, and I don't care. My boyfriend always has to work on my birthday anyway. He wants to take me out to eat and to get a gift. I know we can't afford it, so I refuse to take part. I don't want or need anything anyway.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    We never can. We don't have the money to.

    It can be really embarrassing. Having had my 16th Birthday in October, all my friends have these great parties to celebrate the coming of age. My family couldn't even make a cake or have a dinner.. Trying to explain that to rich teens is not easy. It's just easier to not...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    Everyone in my school gets hype

    when their birthday is near. For example, this girl in my class kept bragging at how her birthday's next weekend. I can't help but roll my eyes when people get so excited over their birthday. Last year, I never had a cake and also was accompany with a crappy attitude on mines...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Mar 15

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    I hate making plans for my birthday

    because it never turns out right. Someone always ditches me or makes me feel insignificant on the one day of the year that should be special. My birthday is in less than a month away and all I want is to be happy and for this anxiety to go away.
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F Oct 28, 2014

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    my birthday is next month

    and I've been trying to tell my family for the past 5 years now that I see no point in cake and singing Happy birthday each year, it's just another day. I can't tell my dad because when I try he cries and says "my little girls growing up" and I just hate when he cries.
    blackwoodwolf blackwoodwolf 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I haven't been able to enjoy it

    since my 11th birthday. My dad passed a few days before it and my aunt, who coordinated the funeral, scheduled it for the day before. I know it could have been worse and been on the day of, but I wasn't able to find any happiness that birthday. They have been ruined for me since...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    For as long as I can remember,

    my birthday to me was just another day. Nothing that I think too much about. I'm just living.
    RomaxKH RomaxKH 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Just Another Reason For My Life To Be Less Acceptable...

    and normal. Because when you hear of a 26 year old who is single, has no friends, no social life and still living at home, it is somehow that bit worse then hearing of a 25 year old in the same situation. I cried on my 25th birthday as I felt so old and left behind compared to my...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30, 2011

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    It ended up to be more disappointing

    than I thought. I don't even want anything, just a little thought would've been nice. This is my life? How?
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I've never really celebrated my birthday.

    I've never had any close friends to have a party. I've never been romantically involved with anyone. So therefore, not too many people to share it with, so I don't celebrate at all.
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Mar 9

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    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 2 Responses Apr 25

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    My birthday is on 18th.

    . I know that my friends from university are going to congratulate me and then they think I will organize a party or sth (it's like an unwritten rule). I'd rather just skip it.. few friends, some laughs, pizza and conversation would be enough for me..
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F Nov 15, 2014

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    "Happy early birthday!

    Because I'm not going to be here when it's actually your birthday," my supervisor said. Oh crap...it is almost my birthday. "How are you gonna celebrate?" (I want to jump out of a plane...too expensive at the moment. But that's what I want to do. ) Probably just gonna get a...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response Jun 12

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    I love my birthday absolutely love my birthday.

    and when its: 10 months i start planning 6 months away i am giving you gift options 2 months away i want to know what you are getting me. 1 month away and i can't wait. 2 weeks away and you cant find me. the world is wrong people are annoying and my birthday is looming...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Celebrating My Birthday Is Totally Against My Goal Of Staying Low-key In Life.

    This is how I understand birthday celebration:Pros: 1. You get to hang out with friends (But this is what we do every regular day, not just birthday, which makes birthday not special at all.Cons: 1. It bothers my friends and wastes their time. (They have to come to see you even...
    uesugi uesugi 26-30, M Oct 17, 2012

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    My birthday's in January

    and my mom's already asking how I'm celebrating my 16th birthday. I haven't celebrated since I was 13 and I don't see the point anymore...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    It's my birthday soon and I'm not excited for it. I've come to the realization that it's really not that special. It is just another day. People want me to do something big and...
    AkwardLizard AkwardLizard 18-21, F 3 days ago

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