By happy21sttome - United Kingdom
Today, after 5 years in a row of my family doing absolutely nothing to even acknowledge my birthday, I got train tickets to see my boyfriend for the weekend and celebrate with him. I woke up to 6 angry texts about how I'm 'selfish' for not staying at home with my family. FML
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  pinkster2014  |  25

#16 and I had the same thoughts haha. I was thinking the Midnight Train to Georgia (song by Gladys Knight), but later on in the thread I realized it was Don't Stop Believing by Journey lol.

By  Birdclawz  |  17

Did they know you were leaving or was it out of the blue? Granted they still probably weren't going to do much for your birthday im sure they would've liked a heads up or something. Either way, happy birthday OP!

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I kind of agree. If op is living at home (which I assume she is) I hope she let her parents know she was going to be gone for the weekend. It's a common curtesy to let your parents know if you're sleeping over somewhere else so they don't worry about you when you don't come home that night. But either way, it sucks they don't celebrate your birthday.

  Vanderdale  |  14

If they're such shitty family that they do nothing to celebrate her birthday and then complain about her selfishness when she goes to visit someone that actually cares, it's entirely possible that they would have argued with her and tried to guilt her into staying at home. Perhaps OP did not want to deal with that.