Boyfriend doesn't remember our anniversaries. Any personal advice from people who have been in long relationships?

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My boyfriend never takes me out/remembers our anniversaries. We've been together for 3 years now, and I just wish we went to lunch or dinner to celebrate it. And, if I "remind him" and we talk about it, he'll definitely take me out. The problem is, I want the idea to come from him. It'll mean more if he spontaneously surprised me.


I don't feel TERRIBLY bad, because we're both busy college students. But I've seen so many cute anniversary celebrations on tumblr, instagram, etc. I know he appreciates being with me, but we've been going out on dates less and less compared to the beginning of our relationship.



Also, if I bring this up to him, he'll say "well, you didn't surprise me or take me out either! It's not just my anniversary."
Boyfriend doesn't remember our anniversaries. Any personal advice from people who have been in long relationships?
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