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[ - ] I got the grace of a dancer, a golden voice. People seem to hate me like I had a choice. Being this blessed is a lonely way to be. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Gag [ Reply | More ]
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Op: dont ever ask me to dumb it down. Im a diamond, im going to shine. Compared to everyone else Im like the whole damn diamond mine. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry you're cursed with awesome. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CursedWithAwesome [ Reply | More ]
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Balance that shit out by having an awful personality [ Reply | More ]
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Op: im like a Mazarati in a world of Kias. Genius would describe any of my ideas. [ Reply | More ]
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Kanye? [ Reply | More ]
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or should I say.. Steel Panther? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: damn you outted me!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:01 AM Flag
[ - ] I saw a young woman today with a whole paragraph of text scribbled on her back in the form of a tattoo. I could barely keep myself from laughing - it looked soooooo ridiculous! "Millennials" sure are an amusing bunch of idiots, aren't they? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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tattoo people are [ Reply | More ]
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A permanent solution to a temporary idea. [ Reply | More ]
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Oooh, I like this. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice one! [ Reply | More ]
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Terrible, but the worst are the huge pieces on their calves or thighs. Absolutely hideous. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate tattoos - i think they are so trashy. [ Reply | More ]
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Literary tattoos are becoming a thing. Link: http://lotusreads.blogspot.com/2010/11/literary-tattoos-from-bookworms.html [ Reply | More ]
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I saw a bride yesterday in the most beautiful wedding gown ruined by the most hideous arm and back tatoo I've ever seen. So gross [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If there are as many girls born as boys, why is it harder for women to find a guy? or is it? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's so funny because men say women have an easier time finding sexual partners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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Because their wives and ex wives are at home raising the children. [ Reply | More ]
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Men that is. [ Reply | More ]
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I had trouble finding a bf in my teens. Once I worked in a predominantly male firm (like 20 guys and 3 girls) and still noone was interested in me. If a girl is hot (plus hax a great personality) she gets dozens of men lusting after her, if she is average - not much will help her. [ Reply | More ]
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Lusting yes, but not wanting to marry. [ Reply | More ]
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Because this country is raising confused, under educated, and self centered boys. When I went off the market in 2004, I would have guessed that there was 1 man for every five worthy women in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:48 AM Flag
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Men are very willing to "date down" while women aren't, so an accomplished woman has a very small pool of men from which to find her equal or better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:50 AM Flag
[ - ] So back in the 1990s I was a dorky teenage girl obsessed with Sailor Moon, which I taped every morning. I just found out that there's a new series, and it's free on Hulu. Kids are in bed. How long is DH going to laugh at me if I start watching it? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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my best friend was obsessed with sailor moon in HS! she still re watches it sometimes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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NP. Does she know that they're making a new English dub and it's also free on Hulu? OP, you might be interested in this, too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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will tell her!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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I told her. she said "I watch it on Hulu. They're making a new manga style and it's in japanese." [ Reply | More ]
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Oops, just saw this reply. [ Reply | More ]
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Oops, just saw this reply. [ Reply | More ]
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Revised English Version: http://www.hulu.com/grid/sailor-moon?categories=dubbed Original Japanese with English Subtitles: http://www.hulu.com/grid/sailor-moon?categories=subtitled New Series in Japanese with English Subtitles: http://www.hulu.com/sailor-moon-crystal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:02 AM Flag
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Who cares? What kind of marriage do you have if you are worried about DH laughing at you? JFC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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OP - haha, true. He's known me to get super excited about Harry Potter and Star Wars, so I don't think this is even going to show up on his radar. Where's the mom who loves Avatar: the Last Airbender? Is she on? I think we're kindred spirits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Am interested in hearing from SAHMs (whose children are all in school full-time now) who do not want to go back to their previous careers but still wish to work. How are you switching gears? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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this is my dilemma as well :T [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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No idea. I might've become lazy and unmotivated through the years. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name Poll: Reid Matthew (boy, jewish) 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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writing "jewish" was unnecessary [ Reply | More ]
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right duh. He lives on the UES but mom grew up in the suburbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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Eh... "Reid" doesn't command a whole lot of respect. [ Reply | More ]
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Matthew Reid is better. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Holy hell, dd, 4 yo, is driving dh and I nuts. Granted, she has a new brother (4 mos), school just started with longer days than last yr, but man, everything is an argument, everything is "no," "I don't want to," "I can do what I want." Then she gets reprimanded or punished (eg, toy she's misusing gets taken away for the day) and she flys into a raging tantrum. Is it just the age? Perfect storm of summer ending, dh being around less, school starting and feeling the impact of her brother a little more now that we're getting back into our routine? Couldn't wait for bedtime to come tonight..... 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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She is testing you to make sure you still love her despite having brought a new baby home. It will pass. good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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It's called parenthood. Grow the f-up and deal with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:27 AM Flag
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Did you ever think of becoming a life coach? You're a natural! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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OP: such sage and helpful advice! We are dealing with it, and believe me it's no picnic addressing the behavior and trying to discipline her but I feel if the behavior isn't addressed/is tolerated one ends up with a brat who thinks they run the house. I was just wondering if, in other people's experiences, this is typical for the age or if it's more attributable to the other factors I mentioned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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How much ipad/cartoons does she watch and which ones? If a lot or even some, keep an ear on what the characters are saying. My DD, 4.5, gets really mouthy if I let her watch certain shows. She has list of acceptable shows now, and limited screen time. Huge improvement when we cut out the ipad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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Mom of 2 yo dd here. What shows should we avoid when she starts watching tv? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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+1 tell us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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gets better at 5 yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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totally normal! schedule one on one time with her with each parent- and you will likely notice a change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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Yes it's pretty typical. Transitions are tough. DC just started k and is loving it but lots of tantrums. I would make sure to give dd a lot of time to be active and play. Make sure she gets enough healthy food and a lot of physical activity. Also make sure she is allowed some time to make decisions and have a bit of control. Even if it's picking out clothes (do you want the pink dress or the red?) or choosing dinner or even which way to walk to school. And lots of praise for good behavior. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:40 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o of the Barbara post. What "mom" names are worthy of a comeback? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Susan [ Reply | More ]
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Candace [ Reply | More ]
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Mary [ Reply | More ]
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good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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Love this name and know one little Mary. [ Reply | More ]
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And Marie is kind of nice too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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I've noticed old lady names coming back into style - I know two babies named Ellinore, and a toddler named Beatrice [ Reply | More ]
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Beatrice has been cool for a while. I'm not talking old lady names like Hannah or Ruby that have been trendy for a long time. I mean like 1950's names. [ Reply | More ]
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Ellinore is a weird, made up spelling. Eleanor is the classic spelling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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and not really a 1950's or midcentury name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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+1 I loathe made up spellings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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Most of those names are so awful: Ellen, Cindy, Debbie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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Agree. Sharon, Shari the list goes on [ Reply | More ]
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Deborah/Debby, Sandra, Carol [ Reply | More ]
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All awful I think. [ Reply | More ]
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Larry. Stop being heteronormative. [ Reply | More ]
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Larry as a nickname for Hilary is pretty cute. [ Reply | More ]
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Whew! I was born in that mom generation to which you are referring. Even when I was surrounded by Cindy, Jennifer, Susan, Nancy and Linda, I had an old lady name. My name was hip in 1900! My name is due for a comeback. [ Reply | More ]
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I like Nancy weirdly [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Mabel! [ Reply | More ]
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Jane [ Reply | More ]
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great one! [ Reply | More ]
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Kathleen, Eileen, Sheila [ Reply | More ]
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just awful! [ Reply | More ]
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Meredith, Sally, Janet, Valerie, Robin [ Reply | More ]
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I like Robin for a boy but not a girl. [ Reply | More ]
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Jean? [ Reply | More ]
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Tina [ Reply | More ]
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Geraldine,Eileen, Roberta [ Reply | More ]
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Patricia, Lisa, Amy [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help me find the right shoes for 8 year old. I have tried New balance, skechers, stride rite, Polo and they all end up with holes in them only after a couple of months. I need mesh though. Any suggestions what I can buy? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How do they fit after months anyway [ Reply | More ]
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not mesh. never will last. try suede. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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I have an 8 yo son and he hasn't destroyed Nike, Under Armour, or Adidas shoes. The Adidas had a reinforced toe area - they were kind of a cross between a running shoe and light hiking shoe. My son doesn't drag his toes, so hat helps. All of the shoes were mesh/fabric. [ Reply | More ]
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Geox. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Watching the On the Run Tour. Its good so far. Flame away ladies!.... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Watching it too! Would never buy tix but looks like a good show [ Reply | More ]
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Saw it live. Was good, but trying to cram too much material into too short a time. [ Reply | More ]
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It looks like a real event!! [ Reply | More ]
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Wahh I hate her! Waahh shes trashy! Wahhh wahh wahhhhhh! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anybody have a DC who went to Cooper Union? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nah, he went somewhere better. [ Reply | More ]
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There is nowhere better yhan Cooper Union :) [ Reply | More ]
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There is nowhere better than Cooper Union :) [ Reply | More ]
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Beg to differ darlin. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it still free? All those endowment issues... [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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OP: apparently it's one of the most selective colleges? Wtf. How is it possible that I had never heard of it? Weird. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How would you spend the day tomorrow if you had $50MM in the bank? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Pull the kids from school, sail around the world for a year or two. [ Reply | More ]
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Hire a good divorce lawyer [ Reply | More ]
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sleep all day, have someone wATCH THE KIDS. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh God, I miss sleeping all day [ Reply | More ]
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Fill my pool with 100 dollar bills and swim. I always wanted to swim in money [ Reply | More ]
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gross - so many germs. [ Reply | More ]
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I am rich. I would obviously demand new never circulated currency duh [ Reply | More ]
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Hello Scrooge McDuck! [ Reply | More ]
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Probably the same introverted things I do every Sunday. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Planning my charitable foundation. [ Reply | More ]
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what sort of foundation would you like to start? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm open to suggestions [ Reply | More ]
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Start trying to find a surrogate and plan an IVF [ Reply | More ]
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I would spring for gas tolls and lunch. Going on a mini road trip with dear friends from high school. We're 45. Of course at this age we don't pool gas and tolls but it would be a funny memory. No amount of money is keeping me away from these girls tomorrow though!! [ Reply | More ]
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planning a fancy vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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Go to a gay bar and have sex with three gay boys at the same time [ Reply | More ]
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Well that's a weird answer [ Reply | More ]
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I love swallowing gayboy jizz!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I would go to the airport and get on the next flight to ... Anywhere. Just away from here [ Reply | More ]
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I would extend the vacation that I am taking a few days later. I'd be on a perpetual luxury vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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hire a personal chef, go shopping, plan a vacation to Paris [ Reply | More ]
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Order furniture for my apt. in one fell swoop instead of saving for a piece here and a piece there. [ Reply | More ]
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quit my job and bike around the world. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] God i feel like dh hates me. Hes not doing great at work and seems to look at me like he hates me. I want to be there for him but he pushes me away. Im a bit drunk sorry. I just want him to be close to me like i see his other co workers close to thier wives. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Ask him to talk. You need to be honest with him. He's your husband for chrissakes. If you can't be honest what kind of marriage is that?? [ Reply | More ]
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Its hard. Weve been going to counseling and of course he wants to do the complete opposite of what the therapist says (spend 10-15 minutes talking without phones). The work stresses him but im not the enemy. I want to be there for him. He is not warm towards me. If im honest with him he wants to run away. [ Reply | More ]
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This sounds really terrible - I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this. Maybe just give him a gentle reminder that you are not the enemy and are there for him. Hopefully the work situation will improve soon [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you for the kind words. I will try. He fell asleep. I know he'll wake when I go to bed. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry. Sounds like he might just need some space. Do one nice thing for him every day with no strings attached, then leave him alone. [ Reply | More ]
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Good idea. I will try this. [ Reply | More ]
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np- this is good but don't have expectations for a response or this will make things worse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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I think a lot of men have a very hard time opening up about their vulnerabilities. When they feel like they're failing, they just want to be alone and lick their wounds. Sitting down and talking about the many ways they think they suck just makes it worse. If you want to be supportive, I would suggest going out and doing something else - go for a hike together, watch sports on the sofa, whatever. He shouldn't be a jerk to you, but I don't think it's fair to get angry processing the stress the way you want him to. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Good ideas. We sort of did this today, but will try tomorrow. Feeling down. Love him so much. [ Reply | More ]
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry. DH just sees you as a heavy set age appropriate person who needs to be managed. He knows there's not much upside in his marriage now. The future for him? Just crisis containment, servicing debt, and clearing iPhone search histories. That's it. Well, that and pretending to be "hot" for you . . . even though you're "girthy" . . . even though you can't earn. Look at it from his perspective: would you marry you all over again? *crickets* Just leave him alone when he's beating off in the can. It's the highlight of his day, for fuck's sake. [ Reply | More ]
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Android. He has an android. You almost got it right. Thanks though. Another thought to consider. [ Reply | More ]
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np. ignore this mean post! [ Reply | More ]
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np. ignore this mean post! [ Reply | More ]
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LMAO android [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like you have experience with this. [ Reply | More ]
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Go back to your porn, dh. [ Reply | More ]
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omg this cracked me up reading this. thanks for the laughs. Lol. A total classic. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How terrible is the commute from the Maplewood/South Orange Area to midtown? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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About 30 mins to penn station. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I enjoy watching explicit child pornography 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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you should be arrested [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone know anyone whos teen went to the Wilderness Treatment program? Does it work? Any info is helpful 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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There have been too many stories of anuse to ever consider this for my child. [ Reply | More ]
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^abuse [ Reply | More ]
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I Know two people from DDs class who went there. The jury is still out. [ Reply | More ]
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It works as long as the teen isn't coming back home to the same family. [ Reply | More ]
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Where do they go then? [ Reply | More ]
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The family needs therapy too. Often more than does the teen. Often the teen is the scapegoat for the ills of the entire family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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My brother went when we were in HS. I honestly don't think this helped him. Our mom was really sick when we were in hs, he fell in with wrong crowd and my brother just went down on this path. It got worse before it got better for my brother. All I can say is that, it took time, lots of love and support from various people but ultimately it was him that had to decide and fight for his future. He is now a 2L in law school, and has a wonderful steady GF. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow thanks for sharing that hopeful story! [ Reply | More ]
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His story is really crazy. He was lost after HS for years. Got a felony (dropped to misdemeanor) , but worked his butt off and got into Berkeley. took a year off and finally just now got into law school. He just persevered, and met some really great people along the way that encouraged and supported him. GL to you and your family Op! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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Np. I think those wilderness programs are overly focused on tough love, when many teens just need some tender love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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It is a really extreme and intense program. I know/ know of five individuals who were sent there. All of them relapsed and needed 90+ day inpatient treatment. Each of them feels very rejected and thrown away by their families. Three are still young (under 23). Two are adults. Of the adults, one committed suicide about a year ago and the other is "sober" but barely functioning. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh my. [ Reply | More ]
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