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[ - ] sushi and sake or chicken wings and beer for dinner tonight? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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I would kill for chicken and wings and beer. That sounds amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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Friday night is ALWAYS sushi night. [ Reply | More ]
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Sushi [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name Jordyn's brother? We like Dylynn. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Bryann [ Reply | More ]
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Eyvylynn [ Reply | More ]
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Yvyngy [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Most affordable Manhattan day camp for 5yo that is mostly outdoor/spety activities not summer pre-school? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^^ sports activities [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Try Oasis in central park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:02 PM Flag
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Thanks - that's the one i've heard of - wondering if there are less $$$ options...? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I just found out I'm going blind. Everything I used to worry about, everything I've written about in here, obsessed about- none of it matters. It doesn't matter at all. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Wow. Sorry to hear that. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm so sorry. Sending good thoughts your way. [ Reply | More ]
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What do you have? Aggressive myopia? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm so sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How is Hell, New Jersey? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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that's not even clever [ Reply | More ]
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+1 it's redundant since everyone knows NJ is the 2nd circle of hell anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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I would rather die than move to jersey [ Reply | More ]
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And Westchester, CT [ Reply | More ]
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hot and full of interesting people (especially the ones that moved from the south shore). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How is Mountainside, NJ? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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simple, suburban, quiet. Strong sense of community in a nice, easy going way. Good schools. No real town center of its own, but convenient to all the shopping and amenities of surrounding towns. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How is Lakewood, NJ? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] How is Madison New Jersey? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
[ - ] We moved to Summit NJ one year ago. Two older and very nice moms who are honest literally told me "to move out while you can". They said it's very competitive and there's a certain superficial crowd that's tough to get into. She said everyone has money, all the SAHMs volunteer for everything but form cliques while doing it, and there's a certain look. She said there are laidback families but they're the minority. I'm screwed. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Yeah Summit is terrible. Get out if you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Shit. Do you live here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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No, but grew up in a nearby town. We played Summit in sports. Not good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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Can you explain the "not good"? Scared!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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Just not friendly girls. Cliquey/snobby. Everything you are describing. DH feels the same way (grew up in another neighboring town). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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Are you in the city now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Hoboken. Lived in the city before though, but moved here when we had DC. I'm never going back to the NJ burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Oh ok. So you're going to stay in Hoboken? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:02 PM Flag
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At least for the foreseeable future. We can't have any more kids (but that's a sad tale for another time) and happy with DC school situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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^and I'm sorry you're having a bad experience. It's like having a roommate you don't like, it doesn't feel good to be uncomfortable where you live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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Oh good, glad you're happy. [ Reply | More ]
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Find the laid back people, STAT! I grew up in neighboring Mountainside. Great town, FYI. Much more chill than Summit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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What's stat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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um, like right now. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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^ I had a sense that's what it's like here but hearing certain things from older moms whose kids went through the system, just validates my feelings. I'm scared to move and scared to stay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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Why did these moms stay, if they hate it so much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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They said if they could do it over again, they'd raise DCs in another town. They said kids here are under a lot of pressure, sport and education wise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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This is true of any UMC town, no place is immune. You can chose to participate or not participate in the stupidity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:05 PM Flag
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What's the look? Everyone I know there is blonde and Scandinavian looking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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Pretty much. Blondes who drive large SUVs. Lululemon. I heard all of them even use the same interior designers. It's like they're cloned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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What's their taste in houses like? [ Reply | More ]
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Jewy, interestingly enough. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: WTF does this mean?! [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure. Lots of pale grays, traditonal, chevron patterns... I think [ Reply | More ]
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Any Italians or just WASPs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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i'm afraid it's the jews [ Reply | More ]
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OP are you jewish or italian? scary that they told you so honestly that you would not fit in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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I really like these moms. They just wish they had done it differently. I'm half irish, half italian, why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:01 PM Flag
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well everyone else is saying the scandinavian look is in there and people are socially selected by looks. for two moms to tell you you wont make it there, i assumed you just didnt have the look they felt was needed to succeed socially. that's way harsh. sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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A nice person would not tell a newcomer to get out while you can, knowing that it is impossible to get out of a new home in the first year or two without incurring significant costs to do so. A town the size of Summit has people you will like, how many friends does the average person have, 5, maybe 10? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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way not? if it's in OP's best interest and htey are good people, for sure they would! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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Is this for real, what has your experience been after a year? You going to rely on the opinions of a couple of neighbors? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know. There is a certain vibe here. I just don't want to be the odd man out. And I'm finding a lot of families send DCs to private [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am a single mom (widow.) Work as a consultant for myself. No time for anything, but it can't go on like this - I need to meet someone. Where do I look? I live in Park Slope. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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match.com, other dating websites? hobbies? activities? parties? friends of friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Hi, twin. Wish I knew too. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Fashion Moms - who can help me??? Going to Las Vegas for work in May for 4 days, need help with pool attire and outfits for 3 nice dinners. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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I would avoid the pool if I was there for work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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Yikes, pool with colleagues? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: it's the same conference we've gone to together the past 3 years. I've worn a tankini with a pool dress over it in past years, and just took it off when I went into the pool. Everyone is drunk the entire time, we're all friendly, it's really NBD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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^and FWIW I don't look great in a bathing suit by any stretch, but I'm definitely the best looking / youngest one in the group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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if you are around work people, get an attractive 1-piece suit. nothing too low cut or cut out IMO no matter how great you look. and a pretty cover- up for it - there are tons out there irght now. i find dresses are great for vegas dinners - always look nice enough to be "fancy" and not too dressed up if not fancy, you know. nothing super-short, but dresses should be fun. and check weather before you pack - while usually super-nice by may, i've been in late arpil and had it be unusually chilly. [ Reply | More ]
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OK this is what I did last year (but tankini vs. one piece, I'm short waisted so one piece makes me look squished) - good to know I'm on the right track. Any suggestions for styles/colors that are more "in" this year, want to get a couple of new dresses and a new coverup. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Separated and spouse told me he is fling for divorce. We got into an argument last night and he said several times "I don't go anywhere I'm not wanted." ???? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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You don't leave this motherfucking house, but that's ok because no one can stand to be around you. You Debbie downer bitch!!! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone signed their DC up for a "social skills" group like Create & Collaborate? Thoughts? n at 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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WTH is this? [ Reply | More ]
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"non-aggressive" is an euphemism for veal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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No, I think they just mean they dont want violent kids. [ Reply | More ]
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People who say veal aren't clear on the difference between sporty and bully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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No, have never heard of it. could be good for a shy DC though. [ Reply | More ]
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Terrible idea. Putting misfits together so they can learn from each other how not to be misfits [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] any good activity ideas for 13 yo DDs to do this afternoon? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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Clean your house? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What kind of jobs are available for an MBA with some valuations and research experience, but not a ton. Trying to help a friend. Also, late 30's, which seems to be a factor. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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They ought to know already- hedge fund, fund of funds, business development, consulting on the valuation side, industry forecasting [ Reply | More ]
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I suppose she knows, but can't seem to get in anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
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NP was she laid off or reentering workforce? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] There is a family of one of my students that I am having a problem with. The mom is completely condescending and even downright rude to me no matter how professional or kindly I treat her and her child. The dad, whenever mom isn't around, hits on me. While I am young and pretty, I am married and not interested. Earlier this week, he handed me a gift bag at pick up. Wife was not there. It contained very expensive earrings with a little card asking me to meet him for drinks. I handed it back to him today and said I couldn't accept the gift and flat out asked him to stop pursuing me. I feel sorry for his wife even if she is mean. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Are you a teacher? My advice is blackmail him for $2MM and retire to the French Riviera with your DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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hhaha, nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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I would tell your principal and ask for advice. You need to cover yourself in this situation so that no rumors go around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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This. Document, document, document. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Yeah, I need to do that. I don't like to bother her but this is getting out of hand. [ Reply | More ]
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I promise that you have to do it or this will come back to bite you. You absolutely need to document every unusual encounter with this guy. [ Reply | More ]
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is he hot? [ Reply | More ]
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think East Village is asbestos central because of the explosion? Those were old buildings. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Maybe, if it hadn't been remediated prior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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i would wait until a good rain shower washer all the crap to go back to that area. [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of water so fibers are probably not floating around everywhere [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] This got buried in another post so I want to see what you all think. Someone said, essentially, just because someone is your mother doesn't mean they get to treat you rudely and offensively. That's totally in contrast to the way I was raised. In my family, your mother is allowed to treat you any way she chooses whether you like it or not, and that's the normal way of things. You don't fight it or stick up for yourself or try to get her to stop. Is that abnormal to most people? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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Cultural difference. I was raised in a mix of cultures - one where children should never talk back to an adult - period.. but thankfully in a loving family where you really had no reason to want to talk back. The other side was much more lax about that kind of stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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That's how I was raised too. Respect your mother. Don't talk back end of story. That is what I do with my family as well. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! My mom was is this way and after years of abuse and being reduced to tears I finally said to myself she is fucked up and backwards and that does not work for me, I was actually born here and have worked and taken care of my family. She cannot say the same for herself and if she were not my mother I would have nothing but contempt for the kind of human she is. It took years of therapy and arguments for me to come to this conclusion. I finally feel free and happier than I've ever been and I am 45. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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I completely disagree with you. I'm sure my mother would enjoy the slavish devotion that it sounds like you need to provide, but I can't do that. It wouldn't be acting in a way that was true to myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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Indian? Chinese? [ Reply | More ]
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Do you plan to treat your daughter or DIL like a mental punching bag? [ Reply | More ]
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