She forgot my birthday last year completely until the next day. Didn't call me, e-mail me, anything. She apologized of course the next day when she remembered. I was pretty miffed about that last year but I didn't make a big deal out of it because that's not how I am. I consoled her and explained it's okay.
This year I figured "There's no way she'd forget it again..." So around the time when we usually talk on the phone I get a call from her so I figured "Ah, she remembered!" However, as the conversation progresses and it's increasingly just a normal conversation about her weekend... I begin to doubt. 15 minutes later my brother tells me I should come up since my family got a cake for me so I tell her so. She actually asked "Cake? Cake for what?" She was completely serious. A few seconds later it finally dawns on her that she completely forgot my birthday. She told me she had a birthday present ready for me and all but like last year she forgot once the day actually came.
For some background, we've been dating for 5 years now and I've never missed a birthday, anniversary, valentine's day, etc. All the major occasions I've always had covered. I may not remember the dates off the top of my head, but I know this so I prepare and have tons of reminders and calendars setup to compensate so I'm always ready. The whole situation I find even more baffling considering she would easily be considered the more needy of the two of us, while I'm generally very very passive. If anyone was going to forget, you'd think it would be the other way around.
I don't really know what to make of this. Just makes me feel so... disappointed.