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[ - ] I am totally stumped by how many UB parents are obsessed over the "right" preschools for your children. You would think this is the end all to your children's future. Guess what? It doesn't matter. Some of you spend more time on your applications and worrying about admission processes than with your kids. I say BS to all this hype. Present parents are more important than elite preschools, if there can be such a thing. Fire away!:) 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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Why so self righteous? I am not even in NYC and I care a lot about preschool because my child spends a lot of time there and I want to make sure it's a positive experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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It depends on how you define "success." For parents who are in the business world, they realize that their measure of success depends greatly on not only what they know, but who they know and can collaborate with/call on/network with/etc. the professor/professional parents likely believe that you can do anythingn in the early years, as long as you are getting good exposure to ideas and ready to apply to the Ivy League professional schools/phd programs. Artistic parents may believe the best measure of success is if their child develops their own way and own identity in this world, which can be developed in a non- "tt" atmosphere. It is all relative. But yes, in some circles, the network that starts in preschool does matter--and it is foolish to pretend otherwise, even if that network is not as important in the circles you believe are relevant to your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Makeup Moms here? What's the best way to keep my makeup (foundation, etc.) going from now until dinner date 1t 9:00 tonight? TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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Wash face and reapply it all. Seriously - even if you have to carry makeup with you and go into a bathroom to reapply. Make a big difference. Pop into a department store and have them do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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agreed i do this all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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Blotting, face powder to set [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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First, you shouldn't be wearing so much foundation that it's an issue. You shouldn't be able to see it to begin with. Second, reapply blush, touch up concealer and eyeshadow. Add a tiny dusting of powder if necessary. You don't need to remove anything, just touch it up. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why is Will in Japan solo? Kate's due in April. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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So she's not due for another few weeks, I'm sure he'll be back well before that. [ Reply | More ]
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the private jet can get him back whenever he wants [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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So nice of you to be concerned. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] A good teacher can take a group of 25 at-risk kids and turn them into scholars. Success Academy teachers can go into Harlem Children's Zone Academy II Charter School, where 90% of the 3rd graders failed the state tests, and turn all those student into scholars. What is wrong with Harlem Children's Zone? Why can't they do what Success Academy does? What makes that charter school so very terrible? I thought Geoffrey Canada was a good person, but obviously he has failed, where Eva Moskowitz has succeeded. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^^How many times has Eva Moskowitz pointed out how terrible Geoffrey Canada is? Does she think he is failing poor students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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What are you talking about? Did SA take over another charter? What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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They SHOULD take over Harlem Children's Zone II. Do you know that 90% of the students there failed the state tests? They need Eva Moskowitz to show them how to run a school. I wonder if SUNY will just let Eva Moskowitz open a school where HCZ schools are because her results are (and I am not exaggerating), 10000x better. At SA, they have the highest passing rate in all of NY State. And HCZ can only get 10% of the students to pass? Why should Eva Moskowitz take it over and show Geoffrey Canada how to run a school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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I dint understand your rambling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Eva Moskowitz should simply take over the Harlem Children's Zone charter schools. They are failing the students she wants to help. It would be very easy for Success Academy to take them over and all the students would be passing the tests. Is that too hard to understand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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LOL... Every one of her students FAILED the SHSAT and I don't want her to be near my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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Wait, doesn't SA set up in good neighborhoods (UWS) and then cherry pick students for success? Isn't that what I learned here on UB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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No, the educate every single child. They take the exact same students you find at Harlem Children's Zone Charter School, but if the kids go to HCZ, they fail, and if they go to Success Academy, they succeed. Why isn't SA taking over all the HCZ schools? It makes no sense for that charter chain not to let Eva Moskowitz take them over because I guarantee you that all 100% of those students would be passing if Eva was in charge. Instead, this Geoffrey Canada seems to be a huge problem for their education. He's wasting lots of money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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Oh Christ, RM has gotten interested in charter schools. It was only a matter of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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This has nothing to do with race. It is very simple. Success Academy gets amazing results with its charter schools and every kid passes. Harlem Children's Zone gets terrible results and 90% of the students fail. We should simply replace all HCZ schools with Success Academy schools. It is an easy solution, the space is already there, and who in their right mind would object? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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You need meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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Every kid passes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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Yes, at Success academy almost every single student passes. Their results are better than NEST and Anderson. So why aren't people suggesting they take over Harlem Children's Zone, where almost every kid fails. It would be so easy and no one would object, there'd be no fights for space. I bet even the parents at those schools would prefer Success Academy since their results are so much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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Every kid passes, or almost every kid passes? Do you have actual data, or just rants about "special sauce"? [ Reply | More ]
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She ignored to say that 50% of NEST and Anderson students passed the SHSAT to get into specialized high school, but every one of SA's students FAILED. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Nah it's the same old anti-SA troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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LOL, you really think test scores are driven by one inexperienced, underpaid teacher being so much better than anothrt inexperienced, underpaid teacher? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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No, I think eva moskowitz has a special sauce that should be used at Harlem Children's Zone. So if SA took over that charter school chain, all the students now failing would be passing the state exams. Why not? Isn't that a great solution that everyone would love. Success gets to expand, many students now failed are helped, and you don't have to worry about the union. Who would object? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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What's the big deal when SA kicked out every Harlem kids who failed and teach only those who passed. There is always a pool of 10% Harlem kids who passed that could be used as prawns in Eva Moskowitz and the hedge funds' money making scheme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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THIS. do your HW [ Reply | More ]
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+11111 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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There is always smart kids in ANY neighborhood and ANY race. If Eva's goal is to only teach those few, then she is not an educator, but only a marketer to build a brand name for herself. Business people do that consciously, but educators with morals do not use children as chips like she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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I'm an elementary school teacher and, frankly, 25 students is a lot. I really do believe that that's part of the problem. [ Reply | More ]
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This, particularly in a setting where some kids are not prepared for school and need extra attention. I think we'd see better results if the poorest schools had, let's say, 15 kids per class instead of 25-30. [ Reply | More ]
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SA can send me the most beautiful glossy brochures, but I am not sending my kids to a school in which the ONLY ambition is to pass the state tests, a very low bar and big joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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Passing the minimum state tests does not make anyone a scholar, but If passing the state tests is all you want for your kids, then SA is the school for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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So SA is paying you overtime now to do marketing on weekends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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They only pay for PT over weekends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
[ - ] I finally asked the pharmacist out and gave him my number. :) 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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I would love to date a pharmacist. I love Xanax. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Did he say yes? How did it go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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Not exactly. He said he recently was divorced, and not quite ready to date. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry! It's great that you had the guts to do it. [ Reply | More ]
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It was hard, and I was awkward. But now he has the green light when he is ready. [ Reply | More ]
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Hello, Delusional Mom! No, he was saying, "Thanks, but no thanks." He will not be contacting OP. [ Reply | More ]
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Even if it goes nowhere, it is good for OP to get practice doing this. It will pay off in the long run, if not with the pharmacist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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Probably not. Guys who want to date me, typically approach and ask. This was kind of a unique situation since he was working and maybe wouldn't want to risk his job asking a customer out. I won't be doing this again. ;) [ Reply | More ]
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Hello Bitch Mom. It took balls for her to ask him out. Good for her. [ Reply | More ]
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Bitch Mom here: Yes, it was ballsy, however, a man who balks at a woman's advances is just not interested. [ Reply | More ]
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He said he's still getting used to sleeping alone. You really think he's 100% not interested vs just not ready to date anyone yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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Putting my man hat on: I don't think men look at going out for a drink as a long-term thing. I think women see the big picture and the grand plan, but men live in the here and now. If he wanted to go out for a drink, he would have, without having to commit to "dating" or a "relationship." Maybe he's not into you or maybe he just does not want to have anything to do with customers, but he won't be calling you. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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I am more optimistic than you are. We shall see, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll update if he ever calls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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You might be right. Obviously I can easily switch pharmacies if anything comes of this. So I don't see that as a major factor. I will probably just go when I know he isn't working at this point, so he doesn't feel awkward at work. Obviously I do not want him to feel uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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NP Men re more complicated than you think. Divorce is huge, he might actually have feelings about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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Men are VERY simple creatures. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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OP: I actually dated a man whose wife left him a few years ago. I learned a lot in that relationship. He was definitely torn up by it. We cried together, and laughed together. But I wouldn't blame someone for not wanting to date during that phase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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np. I don't get that at all. Maybe he just wants to sit on the idea of dating a customer for a little bit, decide if it might be awkward. Who knows. It's definitely a scenario where I'd think he was more weird for jumping at the invitation than wanting to mull it over. [ Reply | More ]
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He's so charming I wonder if I'm not the only woman throwing myself at him. Like sooo charming. Great personality, funny, kind. I'm sure there's plenty I don't know about him…but he seems so awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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So should I avoid him now? [ Reply | More ]
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Bummer. At least it was a courteous blow off. [ Reply | More ]
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Think it's a total blow off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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Honestly, yes. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 - good for you for putting yourself out there though. That took courage. [ Reply | More ]
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+2. You have balls, OP. Sorry it didn't work out. [ Reply | More ]
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Haha, please. I was so awkward, people are probably wishing they had hidden cameras to show it on some candid camera thing. [ Reply | More ]
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Hey guys do this all the time... [ Reply | More ]
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I actually practiced last night at the bar before I went into the pharmacy. I was so smooth when it didn't matter. It's 1000 times harder when you care about the person's reaction. So I think it does get easier for guys after they get a little more experience and if they cast a wider net. [ Reply | More ]
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UWS? [ Reply | More ]
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UES [ Reply | More ]
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I am so PROUD of you! Good for you. Thanks for updating. You can take this confidence to the bank. He will call one day... [ Reply | More ]
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I hope so. I'm not really ready to jump into a relationship, so would love if he called and just wanted to get drinks or something friendly. [ Reply | More ]
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Now you know how it's felt for all those men you brushed off. It sucks royally, which is why younger men all use apps and dating sites to avoid having to embarass themselves over and over again until someone finally says yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I have been thinking about that a lot lately. I always try to be kind, but sometimes I'm not. And I will keep that in mind in the future. I'm obviously single for a reason, and part of it is that I demand a high level of respect, and I don't find pick up lines respectful. Just a quick "HI, my name is John, how are you doing tonight" is much better than some of the cheesy crap I have had to deal with. And online, it can be even worse…the same I wrote above is much more appreciated than the "ur so sexy" "wanna bang?' "I thought angels had wings" [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I want a small radio of sorts for my kitchen counter. To stream podcasts, spotify and also to listen to the news. Suggestions? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Crosley [ Reply | More ]
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An iPod. [ Reply | More ]
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It doesn't have speakers [ Reply | More ]
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iHome [ Reply | More ]
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Sonos [ Reply | More ]
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Terrible reviews [ Reply | More ]
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I've had several of them for four years. No problems. Use them for Rhapsody, mainly. [ Reply | More ]
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I am listening to my Sonos system, it's great. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone know if I purchase movies on apple tv can I watch or download them on my laptop in iTunes? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Yes. They're in your account and you can watch them anywhere you can log in. [ Reply | More ]
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but they are not in iTunes where do I find them? [ Reply | More ]
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I thought you bought them in iTunes on Apple TV? [ Reply | More ]
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yes I did. But they are not in my iTunes on my computer. [ Reply | More ]
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well, i bought them on apple tv, not sure if iTunes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone moved from the city to the burbs the summer before DC starts HS? We're thinking of it - 3 DC, oldest one would be starting HS. Is that an awful thing to do to DC? Oldest is very happy in her school, but we just think it would be better for our family. Younger ones are in a K - 8 and would eventually have to change schools for HS anyway. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How can oldest be happy in her school if she hasn't started there yet? [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she is k-12 now [ Reply | More ]
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I would just do it. Everyone I know who has moved out never wants to come back. Great time to make a fresh start. I loved starting fresh in a new hs. I went from invisible to super popular. It's all about perception. [ Reply | More ]
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I moved out and came back, as did several families I know. The burbs are not for everyone. High school is a difficult time to be the new kid in a school system where everyone from middle school goes to the same high school and knows each other. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: maybe she is in k-12 now [ Reply | More ]
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Meant to reply above [ Reply | More ]
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Is your 8th grader going to a public or private school next year if you stay in the city? NYC has some the the best public high schools around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:19 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o Anyone married but don't want to have sex with their spouse? Why not? You're not attracted to him/her? You're unhappy with aspects of him/her? Do you expect them to be faithful and stay married to you? Wouldn't you be happier out of the marriage? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm one of the posters whose DH basically has a girlfriend on the side. I am just over sex at this point in my life. I'm not exactly thrilled by the girlfriend, she is no fan of mine and I am no fan of hers, but we stay out of each other's way. No, I wouldn't be happier out of the marriage. I like all the benefits of marriage. Just not the sex. It's a pretty easy fix if you can make the mental leap. [ Reply | More ]
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I think I'm the other one who was posting on the same thread with you yesterday. My sex drive just vanished at 60. [ Reply | More ]
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OR - I have to admit I am still intrigued by your arrangement, with your meeting them and all. I'm still early 50s, though, and it might be different because I know for a fact that the girlfriend does not like me at all. If she could marry my husband, I am sure she would, and she would not have a second thought about whatever happened to me. Your DH's relationships seem a lot more casual from the way you've described them. [ Reply | More ]
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My wife. Would love to see her candid answers to this post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I am not interested in it anymore either. Don't feel attractive and his style is same old, same old. Basically -- it is boring as hell and I would rather read a book, and typically do. He must have a low libido anyway since he rarely asks. Otherwise, good marriage and have 2 great DCs and spend all our time together as a family. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm 51 and couldn't be in a marriage like that. While my sex drive is not what it once was I believe it's an important part of marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Agreed. I'm under 40 and sex is one of the most important parts of the relationship for me. I only dated men who felt the same way. [ Reply | More ]
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You are under 40. Of course it is. When you are older and have a lot out of your way, it can change. [ Reply | More ]
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I could take it or leave it. If I never had sex with anyone for the rest of my life, I wouldn't give a damn. [ Reply | More ]
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Me. I love my DH as a husband and dad. But I get bored of having sex with the same person. Usually the expiry date for all my exes is about 2 years, for him, it probably was 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Trying again today -- any Ardsley moms? It seems to me that there is a lot of development planned -- will schools get overcrowded? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How old are your kids [ Reply | More ]
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1 and 3. [ Reply | More ]
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Actually the school population is less than it was 8 or 9 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I think our kids will have a much healthier relationship with working than our generation does. I'm almost 40 and Noone I know my age or younger prioritizes work over the rest of their lives. Even the finance guys I know who hate going home to their wife and kids would much rather be golfing or drinking than at work. So if all the bosses eschew this "work till you drop" mentality, won't the younger workers benefit? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You live to work? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm trying not to, but there are a lot of people older than me who do that this all trickles down from. [ Reply | More ]
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I am either unable to understand this statement or your OP. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe if you had a job you'd understand. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not about people's "relationship with work". It's about what employers expect from their workers. If you succeed at changing that, God bless. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, this is a problem. Expectations of what one worker should be able to accomplish have spiraled out of control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] DF just tried to tell me she gets Botox "bc it helps her migraines." To me this is the grown up version of "I got a nose job to fix my deviated septum." I don't have strong feelings against Botox (or nose jobs), but get real. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lol. Agreed, this is irritating. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? If she truly suffers with migraines this is for real [ Reply | More ]
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OP never heard her mention a migraine until she started the Botox [ Reply | More ]
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Why would you possibly care? Do you not have the money to pay for Botox? [ Reply | More ]
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It's like taking the pill for your skin.. [ Reply | More ]
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Nah, that's legit [ Reply | More ]
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It's supposed to help. Truly. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/o worst boys names. What is with parents appropriating boy names for girls?? I know little girls named Davis, Sawyer and James. Wth? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Maybe they're using family surnames. [ Reply | More ]
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Celebrities are doing this a lot now [ Reply | More ]
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Who cares, really. The world goes round. [ Reply | More ]
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This is not new. Carol, Lesley, Tracy, Ashley etc. all used to be boys names. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Parents of older dc in NYC. Thoughts on K madness? Is it worth it? If you did private, do you think it was worth the expense? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We did public. I don't see any reason why the madness is worth it but I guess we haven't experienced the magic that is private school [ Reply | More ]
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And are you happy with how dc ended up after attending NYC public? [ Reply | More ]
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My dc isn't in college yet. I have many issues with public but most if the same issues are there in private as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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^^ also IME if you have a smart kid it's easier to get great private school spot when they are older. If your dc is mediocre there are pros and cons to starting private in K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Yes that's my sense of it also [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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The worst case scenario I know off is a family with kids who are at pre-k to 6 grade school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Why worst case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Their kids don't have MS and must go through admissions process...will have to find private spot as completely unqualified for selective public. Not a good situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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Why unqualified for selective public?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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NOT WORTH IT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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Find a good public. They do exist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone gotten through to book a Dalton spring tour? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I just did about 10 minutes ago! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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I keep getting voicemail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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OP: +1. I've been trying to get through since 9 AM. It was busy for the first 2 hours, now just voicemail or endless ringing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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I'm the one who got through. I started at 9am and just kept calling. For the first two hours I either got a busy tone or some Verizon Wireless message about the subscriber being in available. About 20 minutes before getting through, I started getting the voicemail system. Then finally it began ringing and I let it ring for 6 minutes straight until someone finally pickes up: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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I meant unavailable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Yes, but I lost 1.5hr of my life as well as my dignity... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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OP: At least you got through! I'm rapidly approaching hour 3 with no luck. Ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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I never got voicemail. We got through at 10:30 and got an early tour. I wonder if they are out of them. Shouldn't the voicemail say that though? How annoying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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How early? April? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Sorry - I meant to say early MAY. I think the tours are Mar, Apr, May [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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So you kill yourselves to get a tour to a school that your kid will never get into, just to see what you'll be missing out on? I don't get it. If your kid was able to get into Dalton wouldn't you know it before having to take a tour? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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you cannot apply without a tour. Are you not in nyc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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np: huh? You make no sense. I'm guessing you have never done the private school process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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I just got through. Phone rang for about 4 minutes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Any reading recommendations? I like thrillers, crime novels. I don't like to read them when they are a series, however. Thank you! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Anything by Karin Slaughter (sp), Harlan Coben or Jo Nesbo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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+1 to Jo Nesbo!!! I am about to log off and go finish The Leopard. If you do read his stuff, start at the beginning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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^ I just read your post about not reading in a series. You absolutely can read the Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole protagonist) stories on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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The Leopard much better than the Snowman. I do like them in a series (even Slaughter has a Grant County series) because its like a side bar of a soap opera with personalities that you get to know... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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I agree about The Leopard being better. I am procrastinating reading the last 150 pages because I don't want the story to end! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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Watching this! Anyone with recommendations-- PLEASE reply! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] 35 and been divorced a few years, 2 DCs who are a bit older as I had them when I was quite young. For the first two years, I didn't date at all, now have been seeing the same guy for over a year and we see each other regularly, enjoy each others company, are exclusive, etc. I haven't in any way integrated him into family life, only seeing him when DCs are with their father (which is 2-3 days a week). I find that I am really struggling with taking the plunge on introducing him, in part because I worry what my DCs will think. I have 110% been a stable, committed, attentive parent to them who also balances a pretty demanding job and for some reason, this is throwing me for a loop. Thoughts and insight welcome. TIA 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Does bf want a family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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I don't think he has fully decided on whether he wants kids of his own, though I have been clear that I am not planning on having any more. He is really supportive of the fact that I do have DCs though and seems to, for lack of a better word, think it is kind of a cool part of who I am (yes, that blows my mind too). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Is he your age? I find it very odd that he hasn't pushed to meet your dc. If I loved someone I would want to know about their entire works, not just a portion of it on off days when ex has dc. I would have serious doubts about this guy as a long term partner if I were you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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World. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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He actually has expressed interest in meeting them, listens to me when I share what is going on in their life and asks about them very regularly. It is me who has held back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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and yes, he is my age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Expressed interest? You've been dating a year. That's a long time, especially by mid 30s. You must be younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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he'd like to meet them. He is also aware that that is a big step for me and is being respectful/not pushy. Not sure how much more clearly I can say it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Also are you truly 35? Something about your post makes you sound much younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I am. Indeed my own waffling/struggling with this kind of baffles me a bit too, as normally I am pretty decisive, confident in myself, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Wait until it is warmer and meet outside. Get this initial meeting out of the way, otherwise he is not 'real' since he is not a part of your 'real' life. It is also a little selfish and he deserves more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Ok,tell me how ridiculous this is.I ask DH what color is the dress? He says white & gold.I laugh and say ,"What? It's blue & Black" and then tease that I can see color better than him( in a light hearted way).He says he feels insulted and gets all huffy And puffy that I am so insensitive.God,I hate this guy! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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Teasing isn't really a characteristic that people appreciate. Maybe don't stir shit up and you guys will get along better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Good thing you married him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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I have to say I thought the whole thing was a hoax until I asked DH (who had not seen anything about it) - while looking at the photo together, he saw it one way, I saw it the other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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My 10 year old came home from school and said blue and black, then she blinked and said wait, no, white and yellow ... then she went back to black and blue. She was there for a good 20 minutes with that photo, it delighted her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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I still think it's a hoax. Same thing happened with my dh he saw it one way and I saw it another and he went on about how he was right. Just give it to your dh. Men have ridiculous egos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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It has to be a hoax because no other garment has ever been in question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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You are not alone in this anger from the dress. It is a national thing now. Even Taylor Swift seems angry & someone else posted that she and daughter fought over it or something. Strange days.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Had sex maybe 10x in 2014 with DW. Only once this year. I do all the right things. Romance her, listen to her, keep apt clean, trips, make her laugh, flowers yet she never ever ever wants to. We've discussed it and she says that things will change but they never do. At my wits end? What should I do? 43 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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Why not try an honest conversation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Conversation=discussion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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D-i-v-o-r-c-e [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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I'm with you brother. Same here. It's infuriating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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+1, but I'm a woman. If you think rejection and lack of sex is bad for a man, you have no idea how bad it is for a woman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Divorce. Sex is a non negotiable part of marriage for me. I would never continue being married without regular sex. What's the point of hanging in there when you've had discussions and agreements about this that aren't being upheld? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Are you a married DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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I'm a female fiancee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Oh, so you haven't been married and had kids yet? Hahahahahah get back to us in 15 years. And DH and I have a very active sex life. But get back to us 15 years and 3 kids later. Then we'll talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Fiance and I have a 2yo together. We are marrying in April. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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Oh wow. A whole 2 years?! My, that's really something. Seriously stfu and get back to us in 10 years. You know nothing now. Zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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You sound very condescending. We've been together 12 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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Sorry sister but until you have kids and the stress of a real life together, you don't know anything. The keg parties you and future DH went to are not the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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I'm not black so save your colored speech. You're as typical and you are condescending. Go back to rejecting your dh/s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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And there's several of us here who think you sound like a jackass. Not just me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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The first one is so, so easy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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sex therapist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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My DH is so lucky. Can you tell him that? We have sex at least twice a week and I give plenty of bjs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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You dh is unlucky that you think he's 'lucky' for getting what should be a natural thing between marrieds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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Unclench. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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He is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Tell him please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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Tell her you do not want to stay married without more regular sex, and if she's not willing to increase the frequency, ask if she's okay with your getting it elsewhere. Just warning you , though, this works a lot better if you have a lot of money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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I agree. I truly love her though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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This board is full of the worst advice ever. This is not a divorcable offense. This is part of life and marriage and what you signed up for. Work it out, find a compromise, watch porn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Only if they had sex this infrequently before marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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No it is part of marriage. Period. We hear so much screaming here about cheating DHs and dreaded OWs but nobody ever wants to own up to their part in it. This is a man's need whether you like it or not. And I'm a married woman btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Not divorce worthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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It is if the man wants to be married to the woman he is having sex with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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Are you the fiancé above? Please stop posting with your inexperienced stupidity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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Your wife needs to learn the concept of faking it until you make it. Has saved many a dtalled marriage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Sorry stalled [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Suggest she get therapy. Perhaps she is depressed. It slows down for sure, but dh and I do at least 1x a week on average. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Man if we wait too long dh becomes so cranky and annoying. ..I do it whether I want to or not! Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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She's no longer attracted to you. Men are pretty disgusting once you're actually co-habitating. Try shutting the bathroom door, shaving on weekends, not performing bodily functions in front of her, etc. in other words, behave around her the way you would in polite company. After a few weeks of that, try romancing her again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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WRONG and I am a dw. It is not romance that is not getting him sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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dh is there a reason? Did she just have a baby, did either of you gain a ton of weight, death in family? If not you need to discuss. This is not normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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There is a ny times article about low sex drive in the most emailed section. Check it out. I would get to the root of why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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The root of why is because many women can't imagine doing something they don't already want to do to make their husband happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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Female ego. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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More sex begets more sex, says dw who has been married over 20+ years and have sex at least 3x a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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