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Some people are just absent-minded

<em>How come my husband always forgets stuff?</em>

How come my husband always forgets stuff? I will call him at work to remind him, and it doesn't matter how many times I text him—he never comes home with the stuff I've asked for. Why? And what can I do to get him to remember?

Derek says...
Sounds like you’re doing all the right things, but some leopards can’t change their spots. Certain guys aren’t hardwired for this stuff. I’m not making excuses for him, I’m just saying.

Angela says...
Yeesh! If texting doesn’t work, maybe he needs to phone you as he’s heading home for a verbal reminder? The reality is some people are just absent-minded no matter how hard they try. And in a relationship, there will be one partner who is dominant when it comes to remembering to bring home bread and broccoli for dinner. But maybe the other will remember when the car needs an oil change. If it all balances out, just accept—and embrace—the absent-minded professor in your life. Hopefully he’s aware he forgets and compensates in other areas.

 
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