There is not much I can add to this topic of Lindsay’s that could make it more true or thorough, so today’s update will be instructions for you to embrace the truth:
Read about Relationship Resumes.
Interestingly, I’ve learned on thing that works great. I commented this on the article, but I’m going to reiterate it here:
The best thing we ever did was ignore the idea of "anniversaries". We don't know what date it was "official", we don't assign a length of time to our relationship, specific to day and hour. This way, month to month, year to year, we don't have the pressure of buying the perfect gifts, making a big gesture, topping the last one, celebrating our love. It's unrealistic to expect a party every month or year just because you're together. If things are good in the relationship, you won't feel like you need to verify it with an event, it celebrates itself at all times.
But try telling someone that you don't have an anniversary. See what kind of a look you get from them. They are horrified, and assume your relationship to be some sort of a building on the brink of collapse.
Of course we know it’s not, so it’s a lot of fun.