Years ago when my husband and I got engaged, we went ring shopping. After I picked my engagement and wedding rings, I asked him if I could get a 3rd ring to wrap around my engagement ring on our 5th wedding anniversary. He said that he would get a matching wedding band to match so there would be two matching bands around my engagement ring.
Over the years, I reminded him of the 3rd ring and he kept agreeing that was fine. Well, fast forward 5 years and here we are with no ring! He has "forgotten" that he ever agreed to this!
So I cooked up a deal to make up for his sudden memory loss.
If he purchased a Disneyland Annual Pass for me for 5 years, it'll make up for the ring. I told him the purchase of 5 years worth of passes would be cheaper than buying a ring (probably not, but what does he know!) and that he should consider. After some going back and forth, he agreed! And to ensure he didn't forget, I made him sign a contract (on Disney paper no less!).
Ok, so that got me 5 years worth of passes. I know you're wondering how I managed to get a lifetime's worth?
During my first year of being an Annual Passholder, I got one for my husband and we made 4 trips together. That was way too much for him and needless to say he was Grumpy. I blame the fact that it was too many "it's a small world" rides and not a lot of Space Mountain since it was mainly just us going to the parks. Anyways, we made another deal that I would only request his Disneyland attendance for no more than 2 times a year. Done deal!!
So if you're spouse or significant other tries to bail out of a commitment, try getting them to make up for their screw up by getting you a lifetime pass! Keep trying until you succeed! :-)