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[ - ] Is serial (the podcast) based on a true murder? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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have you been in a hole the past month? yes. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What career paths should I encourage my sons to explore other than finance/business? As a DH who is enjoying a career in finance that is both lucrative and interesting, I struggle to identify other paths to recommend. First, money isn't the end all be all, but I must admit, it's pretty awesome. But beyond that... other paths seem like a drag... law-no, obviously. Medicine-low pay, hard work, gross stuff. Academia--maybe if you really are a scholar by nature, but you can't really hope to have even a middle class lifestyle--and there are so few opportunities in higher ed now. What am I missing? What's left? Engineering... please, do you really want to compete with a billion Indians and Chinamen? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Ok then encourage him to go into business. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you not have daughters or do you just not care about their careers? [ Reply | More ]
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Np- what a bizarre question, op was asking a specific question about her family. So odd that you'd assume there is also a DD! Chip on your shoulder? [ Reply | More ]
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She claims to be a he, and it's a valid question IMO. Of course, she is also a fairly obvious troll. [ Reply | More ]
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In the end your opinion will be irrelevant. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Or lead to the opposite. [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you recommending anything? He'll go to high school and college and gravitate to the things he cares about. Stay out of it. [ Reply | More ]
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Business is pretty diverse. Stick with that. [ Reply | More ]
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Chinamen? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, my grandfather wrote this from his grave. [ Reply | More ]
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haha, I was about to say, I didn't know they had the Internet in 1950 [ Reply | More ]
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np: LOL, I remember walking around my college campus with my [now deceased] grandfather, and he was making comments about all the "Chinamen." [ Reply | More ]
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My dad still says Orientals. It's awful. [ Reply | More ]
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College campus poster above: I feel like it's ok for older person to call them Chinamen or Orientals or whatever, if that's what people did in their day and they don't mean it to be offensive. But for OP with young sons--totally unacceptable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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That's the problem, there are no obviously safe/lucrative career paths these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Dad writes the tuition check. [ Reply | More ]
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Insurance [ Reply | More ]
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DH went from finance to medicine. There are lucrative careers in medicine, but you have to pick the right speciality and be one of the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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Problem is reimbursements change. [ Reply | More ]
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I will say, a lot of DH's attendings are making millions. [ Reply | More ]
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^^There is also a business aspect. If you patent your own models etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Groom them to run the family foundation. [ Reply | More ]
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Groom them to run the family foundation. [ Reply | More ]
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IT, particularly IT consulting, always needs smart white guys -- I'm assuming you're white by your use of the term "Chinamen" [ Reply | More ]
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Who wash out by age 35. [ Reply | More ]
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Health care management [ Reply | More ]
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You sound kind of like an ass. You should focus on teaching your sons not to be asses like you, rather than obsessing about their careers. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Your husband is not in finance. You're just an old hick from Oklahoma. Fuck outta here with your racial slurs [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I think most of the city would cheer if these idiot "protesters" causing traffic problems in Manhattan got Tienanmen Square'd. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Where are the traffic problems? I was just in Times Sq and it was fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Where is your empathy? What is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
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go back to Ronkonkoma with your caring about traffic [ Reply | More ]
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LMAO! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is best looking/type of ring to wear on your ring finger after you separate or divorce? Something pretty and classic. Suggestions? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Why would you wear a ring on that finger? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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Because I'm so used to it, it feels weird not to wear something on that finger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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Everyone will think you are married or weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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That's crazy. Weird to wear a ring? [ Reply | More ]
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On that finger when you just got divorced? Yes. You will have to explain it constantly. [ Reply | More ]
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I have worn rings since I was 5 years old. Just want something nice that doesn't look like engagement or wedding band. [ Reply | More ]
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Pick a different finger or your other hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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I'm not OP but I'm used to having a nice ring there. It feels weird and I'm constantly rubbing my thumb there trying to feel something. I am not looking to date. A stone fell out of my wedding set so I put it aside but I bought another nice ring to wear there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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Then maybe something super obviously not a wedding ring. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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you win the thread [ Reply | More ]
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Moi! Oh thank you! I was going to go with the Indian head, but It seemed too ethnic for UB. [ Reply | More ]
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Signet ring [ Reply | More ]
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You should do whatever you like and not care what people think, but people who don't know you will think you're married and people who do know you will think you're pretending to be married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Your birthstone [ Reply | More ]
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Good idea. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who the eff is Alexa Chung and why is she in every frickin magazine I pick up?!?! Why is she famous? She's pretty but not that gorgeous, jeez. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Same thing as Jennifer Lawrence. [ Reply | More ]
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At least she's an actress in actual movies! But I agree, JL is totally overrated imo. [ Reply | More ]
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british model, tv host and I think she does a lot of styling stuff she's famous for. [ Reply | More ]
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I looked at the magazine rack today (remembering the days when I read mindless mags on flights unlike tomorrow when I will be wrangling my 19mo). I realized I don't know who half of the famous people are. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Westhampton Beach? I hear it is a bit less snobby than east of the canal Hamptons and I like the proximity of the main street to the beach. Anyone own/rent there and enjoy it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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You should drive around it. Truly pretty boring, no village center, none of the amenities that being East of Canal offers. Hence cheap. [ Reply | More ]
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np: What? There's a village center in WHampton. Quogue and Hampton Bays, no. [ Reply | More ]
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Hamptons Bays actually has quite a nice Main Street with all kinds of stores. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not a real Hampton. Westhampton = WorstHampton [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Boys/guys here: where are you actually from? Is it 4chan? Reddit? What brings you here anyway? And how old are you? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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Clueless mom here. Whats reddit and 4chan? [ Reply | More ]
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only the front page of the internet (reddit). most of the funny/interesting news stories you see on news, etc. they all got it from reddit. 4chan...that's like the dark side of the internet. [ Reply | More ]
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DH from below: 4chan is more like the asshole of the Internet; where 12-year-olds develop asinine memes and make rape jokes [ Reply | More ]
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or: I go on 4chan from time to time. But every time I go on, I see something I can't un-see and I don't even know why I go back there. [ Reply | More ]
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DH here -- DW has been on for many years, I think I joined 5 years ago? I usually never post and lately I haven't been reading it more than a day or two a week. [ Reply | More ]
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^^42 [ Reply | More ]
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Autoadmit. But I don't spam or troll. I'm actually [ Reply | More ]
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I got here way back in 2005 or so from a link on a message board hosted by an English parenting site called MumsNet. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Parents who teach their children to "achieve" in this narrowly defined manner--the "HYP" crowd--deny their children the opportunity to be who they are and to explore accordingly. Parents who apply this pressure are ALWAYS narcissists--forcing their children to reflect back at them how they want to see themselves. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know... wanting your kid to study hard, do well... seems like good parenting [ Reply | More ]
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I was once on a message board for DIY and I once posted "I'm sorry I just thought every parent wants to see their kid go to the best college possible." I got totally laughed off the board. Some parents didn't even believe in college - they wanted their kids to go into trades from the start (often family businesses) and they all piled on as if I were on UB and said doesn't every parent want their dd to be a cheerleader and their son a football player. [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Welcome to the new LMC mentality of UB. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't understand this post. OP is addressing the UB audience. What does the "DIY" board have to do with this post? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think that is what she means. There are people like that and people who are living through their kids and making them miserable. [ Reply | More ]
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what is hyp? [ Reply | More ]
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stands for hype [ Reply | More ]
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Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the "ivies of the ivies" [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I would really love to quit my soul crushing finance job. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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how much do you make? [ Reply | More ]
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130k. Non NY. It's a good living where I am [ Reply | More ]
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Is it worth it? Or do you regret it? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] what's a girl got to do to get California King sheets in NYC? Bed Bath and Beyond doesn't have them... even google express is letting me down. Any leads? Need them ASAP! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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how big is your bedroom? [ Reply | More ]
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decent, but not that big. NYC sized! I got the mattress from my parents years ago, and it's super comfortable, but the sheets are impossible to find. I assumed I could get them at BBB but no! and now I need them tomorrow and have no time to get them. [ Reply | More ]
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why does a girl need California King sheets? what sort of orgies are you having at such a young age? [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf? A girl can't like a roomy bed? Weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
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You're crazy and weird. [ Reply | More ]
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Fine, enjoy your junior twin. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? A big bed is awesome. [ Reply | More ]
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Macys? [ Reply | More ]
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Amazon [ Reply | More ]
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Online [ Reply | More ]
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thanks. I was hoping to find them local. [ Reply | More ]
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Psst. You aren't in California. [ Reply | More ]
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When I worked at Bloomingdales we had them [ Reply | More ]
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Frette [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Could anyone recommend an employment lawyer or a law firm? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What kind of issue? [ Reply | More ]
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In NYC? Peter Pizzi is the best [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Really hoping my sister doesn't start family drama this weekend. She is sooooo good at it. She recently broke up with a boyfriend, so this is a distinct possibility. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Murder her. [ Reply | More ]
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Do your homework. [ Reply | More ]
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Just a suggestion for your problems. [ Reply | More ]
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Go masturbate. [ Reply | More ]
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ah psych! Just got home. At 2:30 I put a $30 round beef loin into the slow cooker on high and surrounded it by halved potatoes and carrot chunks (both washed but not peeled). Salt pepper and half a bottle of barbeque sauce - absolute heaven when we walked in the door 20 minutes ago. I was a little worried that the cut wasn't fatty enough to produce enough liquid and that on high the meat might scorch - but it's lovely! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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That sounds disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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Go eat your take out. [ Reply | More ]
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yes. [ Reply | More ]
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In what universe is a cut of meat with carrots and potatoes disgusting? Do you guys eat seeds [ Reply | More ]
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With barbecue sauce? [ Reply | More ]
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I am totally confused. What do you put barbeque sauce on? In my world we put it on beef/chicken/pork. [ Reply | More ]
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People here don't cook. Or else they'd put BBQ sauce on their seitan [ Reply | More ]
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Here on planet earth, we call this "stew". [ Reply | More ]
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Yum. Love my crockpot. [ Reply | More ]
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STOP EATING BEEF RAINFOREST KILLER [ Reply | More ]
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yum [ Reply | More ]
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you need a new line. really. [ Reply | More ]
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You do realize that you Don't need a pricey cut of beef in a slow cooker,more for any braise [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is a good solo practice to be in? I am willing and able to go back to school - just not medicine or the sciences. Want to think about a 2nd career. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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speech therapy? [ Reply | More ]
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Prostitution... no student loans. [ Reply | More ]
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Psychotherapy. -signed, psychotherapist. [ Reply | More ]
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this. i have a friend who does this. seems interesting and flexible. [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't that medicine? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are you mentally ill? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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it's all relative [ Reply | More ]
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my relatives make me mentally ill ^ [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but I've learned to manage it. [ Reply | More ]
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how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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Rehab and subsequent therapy helped me refocus. [ Reply | More ]
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A little. Who isn't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.25.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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my mil. she gets her meds from a family friend who happens to be a doctor...she doesn't go to therapy. I think my husband and FIL needs help as well. They've been enabling her for years. My DH doesn't even see how destructive and manipulative she has become and how it is affecting our marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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btdt: this doesn't bode well :( [ Reply | More ]
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shit. May I ask what happened?? My DH has finally started defending me...supporting me. but I realized the real issue is he doesn't see that his mom actually needs help. [ Reply | More ]
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if dh is supporting and defending you, then there's a good shot at making this work, i think? as for me, i had a very creepy and fucked up mil. very very strange woman. made sexual advances towards me. no real support or acknowledgement there from ex. [ Reply | More ]
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uhhhhhhhhhh...wtf?? I am so sorry. wow. do you have children with ex? [ Reply | More ]
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nope, no kids. and yeah, i had the exact same reaction as you did. when i confronted her, she said she was just being a harmless chilled out old hippie. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, thank god you were able to get out of that with no strings attached. I hope things are better for you now! [ Reply | More ]
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thanks for your good wishes. and no they are not. ex is being unkind and i am left to cope with something very very weird and bizarre that no one understands and wants to hear about. also ex has really talked shit about me to a whole lot of people and painted me as a difficult, insufferable partner. mil meanwhile is sitting pretty. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry...that is seriously maddening. I hope he figures out that its time to let go and go on with your lives. your mil can suck whale nuts. [ Reply | More ]
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^^FIL's tactic is to just tkae it until he blows up. they have a big blow out fight..then he jus brushes everything under the rug [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe. I sometimes think I might be borderline. [ Reply | More ]
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I like to think of myself as mentally chill. [ Reply | More ]
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