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The 7-Year Itch
The 7-Year Itch
We have decided to celebrate our seventh anniversary by spending it with other people.
Sam has chosen my Mum and I have chosen his sister.
We know it’s a little unconventional, but we feel we have reached the point in our relationship where situations such as this have come about as a natural progression.
So how did we reach this point…?
7 years ago, on the first of July, Sam and I went on our first date. If memory serves me correctly he was about an hour late (he was clearly excited about the date) and I waited for him at the Claremont Hotel (yes, the safest place in Perth a female can wait for someone on their own…)
When he finally arrived, we decided to head down the street for a pizza and a beer. We shared the meal and then decided we were both up for a nightcap, so headed back over to the Claremont Hotel for a drink.
After that first date, we started seeing each other fairly regularly, and became what Sam used to jokingly call “weekends and special occasions”.
A few years later, when we went round to his friends’ house for a BBQ on a “week night” I think everyone knew it was getting serious 😉
Eventually we moved in together and then a few years after that we were married.
Earlier this year (about a year into our marriage) we started seeing ads on TV for the “7 year itch” and I had been joking with Sam that since we were on the brink of hitting that 7 year mark we would know all too soon what this "7 year itch" was all about.
So, fast forward to June and Sam starts talking about going up to visit my parents for a week to help build this wall at the front of the house. I’m taking a general interest in the project, but not paying all that much attention to the specifics such as dates or times, but I’m assuming I’ll go along with him (it is my family’s farm he’s visiting after all).
In the interim though, his sister and I have been planning a much-needed girls night, since we've really missed out on those out over the past year, so we get together and schedule a date for a night out that suits us both.
A few weeks later, Sam and I are discussing plans to head up to the farm. Sam wants to go on the 30th and I have a quick look at my calendar and notice I’ve got an appointment that afternoon and a girl’s night out scheduled on the 1st… when it hits me.
We’ve both made arrangements for the night of our “anniversary” and neither of us has noticed…
So that, I believe, is what they call the “7 Year Itch” …spending your anniversary with other people (whether you intended to or not!)
How about you? Do you go out of your way to celebrate anniversaries? Or are you like us and forget they are coming up and schedule time in to hang out with your in-laws instead?
Look forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences 😉
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