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[ - ] What is the youngest age you have seen at a musical? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Infants. Then again, we were at Barbie in Fairytopia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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This was a musical? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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started taking second dc to Nutcracker at 9 months and Mary Poppins at 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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That's just silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:10 PM Flag
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Too cheap for a sitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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i think people have to stop taking any child under 4ish to a broadway musical, first of all, what a waste of money, second are they really going to last the whole show? they have ballets and kids plays that last 45min/1hr that are perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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I have seen very well bahaved 3 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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good for you, but why do you have to do that to them? plus there are more that are not well behaved than are...there should be an age restriction... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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np. "Do that to them?" You make it sound like they must be suffering. Mine went to the full length Nutcracker at Lincoln Center when she wa 3yo and loved it. She kept asking when we could go back and see it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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yes, do that to them...start small and move up, why had them the brass ring at 3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:28 PM Flag
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The brass ring?? lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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never heard that expression? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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I've heard it, but the way you're using it is silly. It's the Nutcracker, first of all, and Balanchine or not, it's still a performance intended for families -- meaning children, too. And do you think this particular show is the be-all and end-all of public performances? DC have a lifetime of shows to look forward to; unless a kid doesn't have the ability to sit through the real thing, there's no reason to get them there in baby steps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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no it is not the be all and end all of performances, but the nutcracker at lincoln center is the be all and end all of holiday performances. yes it is for families, but a child is a child way after they are 3. i saw the nutcracker at 7 with mikhail baryshnikov and will never forget it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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Sure, and my dd happily goes to see the Nutcracker with her grandmother every year. That first viewing in no way made it less enjoyable or special for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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^ Meanwhile, one of the other early shows I took her to, also at 3yo, was the children's version of The Magic Flute, also at Lincoln Center. Because I knew the full-length version would be too long and not compelling enough to hold her interest -- which makes sense, since it's not really intended for kids. But maybe someone else's kid would have been happy to sit through it at that age. Just because mine wouldn't have been, that's no reason for me to see the need to implement a hard age limit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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np. According to whose standard is the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center the ultimate holiday performance? That's rather subjective, don't you think? But even if we could all objectively agree it's the Nutcracker, so what? Unless you plan for DC to attend only once in their lifetime, why does it matter if the first time is at 3 or 7 or 10? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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because they enjoy shows????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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My mother spent $600 for good seats at the Lion King only for my 6 yo and 3 yo to leave 45 minutes after the show started. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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2 yo at Lion King. Mother had to keep leaving to take him to the bathroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Took 1st dd to see the Nutcracker at 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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but they have 45min versions that are perfect for five year olds and you move up from there, why make them sit through the whole thing, do they really enjoy it or do you get a metal for having a child sit for so long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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^^^3 year olds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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I posted above. My kid loved the full length version. Why are you assuming a younger kid is suffering through it? I'm sure some would, but others wouldn't not. It's up to parents to know their kid well enough to plan reasonably and be ready to bail if it's not working out. And age restriction is ridiculous. (And it's medal, btw.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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most can not handle it and most do not bail making it unbearable for the rest of us... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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If someone's child is disturbing you and the parents aren't dealing with it, you can complain to the theater staff, who can do their job and escort them out -- just as they can when some idiot adult decides to have a cell phone conversation or otherwise disrupt the show, which has happened to me far more often than a kid being the disruprion. And I disagree that most of the kids whose parents take them to shows can't handle it; you just don't notice the well behaved ones because they're well behaved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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wow, you sound a bit holier than thou, children under 4 should not go to a full-length broadway show, the end... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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No, holier than thou is making the sort of pronouncement you just did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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I'm an actor, my kids are actors. Our rule is 6 and even then they don't appreciate it as much as an 8 year old. Love smaller shows for little ones, shows that they can sit close to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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Took ds at 4 to christmas spectacular (rockettes) and some other shows. at 5 (almost 6), he saw his first broadway music. he enjoyed it and was well behaved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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4 yo ds loved how the grinch stole christmas musical and sat through it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else find it interesting that American politics have become so dysfunctional as the Baby Boomers have cemented control over the institutions of power? Average age of a US Senator is 63; average House member is 58. The president is a Boomer. Boomers are in charge of the system, and they are doing a horrendous job of it. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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senators have always been old, it's part of the job description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Were George W. Bush and Dick Cheney boomers? Was Bill Clinton? Frankly, I think Bush/Cheney destroyed the economy, and the worst congressmen and senators are a little younger than boomers and have absolutely no sense of history and what made this country strong. They think Reagan was something other than what he was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Bush and Clinton - yes. Cheney - silent generation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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Ted Cruz for president! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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LOL!!! You're killing me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Actually, based on guys like Cruz and Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, Gen-X might be even worse than the Boomers were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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I don't think that's it. But you are weirdly obsessed with Boomers. You post a lot about how much you hate them and how they are responsible for all the shit in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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I'm a boomer, good luck suckers! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm 40. I don't have little wrinkles, age spots or discoloration. I have clear skin - my problem seems to be the creases between my nose and mouth like my whole face is starting to sag - what can I do to correct this? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Collagen depletes as we age, and a major culprit is sun damage. Wear sunscreen everyday and that will help, but nothing short of injectables , e.g., juvederm, will correct it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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Filler [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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+1. That's it. It's part of getting older. Happens to us all. Anyone who says it doesn't has had fillers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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Copper, iron, and zinc, plus calcium. They won't reverse damage, but they'll slow it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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I'm 41 and look like my license picture when I was 21. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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^just giving everyone a laugh. [ Reply | More ]
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were you hung over when they took the picture? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Who here is house poor???? Would you do it again? I'm looking to buy and want to over-extend. Please talk me out of it 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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np: and also, please provide a reasonable price/HHI ratio that we should use when buying a house. thanks!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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I was planning to use a little more than one third of my take home but not quite 1/2 to cover the cost of housing. Is this stupid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 02:33 AM Flag
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Don't do it!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 03:34 AM Flag
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House poor and I regret it. I til she accountant that the finances will work when I take into account the tax benefits. He said that if you have to count on tax benefits that it's too expensive. I've been bleeding cash ever since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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np: that's great color. thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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We were tempted but wound up buying a place well within our means. Good thing, because shortly thereafter dh got very ill and we had huge medical bills. Then I lost my job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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House poor here. In that 50% of our savings in now home equity, 50% retirement, with a big monthly bill. That said, we couldn't rent a place like this for the same monthly Interest+Maintenance, so we think we're as best off as we could be, hence our choice. Now, if DH lost his job, then we'd be in trouble... so we'd just downsize to a smaller NYC apartment, and rent this place out - likely for plenty more than the mortgage! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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A bit, we used more of our savings than I would have liked for a downpayment but it got us a good rate and a reasonable monthly payment as well as a great public school. Would do it again, my house has appreciated but they money I would have spent on private for elementary would not have given me a return [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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no. We bought apt that we could still comfortable pay mait and taxes with only one of our 2 paychecks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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What do you do with the rest of the money???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 02:46 AM Flag
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If you over-extend and have to sell your house at the bottom of the market, you are screwed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: how old are you and how much sleep do you get? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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early 50's, 7.5 hours most of the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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35, 6.5-7 hours [ Reply | More ]
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42, 8-9 hours/night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Lucky. [ Reply | More ]
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32, 6-7 hours [ Reply | More ]
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43, 9 hours a night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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25. 67 hours a night. I could sleep more, but my anxiety always wakes me up early in the morning and then I just lie there in bed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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6/7 hours [ Reply | More ]
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51: 7ish. [ Reply | More ]
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42- 6-7 hours a night. :( before 36, it was 8-10 religiously [ Reply | More ]
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36, 8-10 hours. [ Reply | More ]
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57. about 7.5 hours, with a wake-up around 3am for about 30 min. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Do I need medication? I'm obsessed with thinking that people google me and read comments I've made at council or board of ed meetings. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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They probably do, but you don't need meds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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I also pull on my hair and break it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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you need CBT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Ok and if they do, then what, do they actually talk about it to people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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How obsessed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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It's all I think about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Then you need help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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They are probably impressed with your comments if they are people who bother to google you. I always respect people willing to speak up for their beliefs (as long as they are honest in their arguments and don't distort facts). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Tons of people make comments. My OCD is just picking on this at the moment. Before this it was something DH did to me 15 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Usually I get obsessed with things when I have nothing going on in my life. If you had something you really cared about you wouldn't be self-obsessing, I think. Where's the deficiency in your life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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STAY OFF THOSE SITES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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I don't go on them but I know my public comments are there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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^it would physically hurt if I read my own comments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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You wouldn't worry so much about what people think of you, if you realized how seldom they do. (check out the fav quote page) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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This is what I need to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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USe yourself as an example - all you think about is yourself. Between social media and people's nature, it's safe to say no one is thinking about you. If they do, it's for a split second and no more than 2 people. Furthermore, if you even know them, you most likely could give a shit what they think anyway. But most of all, when you start to worry about this nonsense, ask yourself SO WHAT??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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I want to believe this but I was abused by my family, would have my mail opened and thrown out, phone calls recorded, other things that would out me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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The past is still alive for you. Therapy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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You have a deep sense of shame, obviously ingrained in you as a child and then reinforced by your husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:28 PM Flag
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No my DH is great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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I meant the guy from 15 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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No. You just need something real to worry about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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I was at the center of an scandal that was covered extensively online. I hated feeling so exposed. I went into hiding. Years later, I really don't care all this stuff is still on the web. Once in a while someone will reference it (new friends I've made, after a while seem to google me). Not only does it not impact their opinion of me, these people who actually know me, don't even have the interest to ask about it — they just go past it. And it was pretty interesting. As for me, it doesn't phase me at all. It hold no charge at all. And this was a scandal that actually impacted my life and other people. So minutes from a meeting of the board of education — I think it's safe to say no one cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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typing on an iphone, I know my post is a disaster [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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Not at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Glad you've moved on. Thanks. I know I'm damaged from my childhood, which then makes me even more mad and then the anger and obsession never ends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Yes, this is called intrusive thoughts. Google it and read up on it. You need medication. No one cares about you enough to read your comments as much as you think they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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OK, here's another viewpoint: this is a spiritual disturbance. Essentially you're under a curse. Look up Derek Prince on youtube and watch his sermons on breaking curses. Therapy and medicine do nothing to solve the cause. The only source of true relief is God.The bible talks extensively about curses, and your intrusive thoughts very well may have a supernatural dimension. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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"Release from the Curse" is one to watch. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why does it seem like so many celebrities are having babies or trying to have babies? Everyone is in their 30's? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Because they are unusual and feel a need to procreate. Unlike the rest of us, whisk t try to have children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
[ - ] DD was very ill her senior year and wants to take an additonal year of college in order to raise her GPA to a 3.0. WWYD? I think she should just do a masters and explain that she was very sick her final year of school. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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Explain to whom? Can she get into the Master's program of her choice with her grades? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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^ Has she "run the numbers" to see if it is possible to move the needle above 3.0 even if she gets a 4.0 in her fifth year? Each credit she takes will count less than any prior ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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You need expert advice on this. There are jobs (most govt jobs, or professional ones) that require 3.0 or above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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So she's a senior now? Call me crazy, but I don't think you can just "decide" to take another year of college unless you've officially taken time off previously. Maybe if she left now she could count this semester, and come back for a semester next year, but that would be between her and the school. Of course, maybe your daughter is at some kind of special state or community college where you can do something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Np if it works the way it did at my school she just needs to not apply for graduation and register for the next semester as usual. Not difficult at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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Really? Even at private colleges? I don't remember having to apply for graduation. I would think it would really screw up classes to have rich fuckups just decide they want to hang around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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I said at my school, which was not a private college. There was some kind of credit max, but it was well above the requirement for a major. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks for the explanation. I don't think OP explained which type of college her daughter is attending. An accurate answer would depend on knowing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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np. I think at state schools you can take as long as you want to do all the credits you need to graduate, but I don't know if they let you just continue to stay there indefinitely after you've reached the graduation requirements. [ Reply | More ]
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At my state school it wasn't indefinitely. There was a credit maximum. About 30 credits above what was required for my major [ Reply | More ]
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Are you unaware of the realities of college education these days- the avg kid takes 5-6 yrs now. Theyll take your money if you havent hit graduation credit requirements yet. [ Reply | More ]
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or. Honestly, the only situations I'm aware of with private 4 year colleges where kids take longer than the 4 years are gap year, semester/year off situations. But I'm not familiar with how state schools work. [ Reply | More ]
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She should only do that if she can't get a great job. With 2 years on a great job, plus continuing education credits and top GRE/GMAT she can get into grad school. Worked for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Can't she take a medical leave of absence ? [ Reply | More ]
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She should just do a masters if she can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Need relief! Day 4 of annoying nasal congestion that's not coming out of my nose - but rather draining down my throat and collecting in my upper chest so I am constantly clearing my throat! Hard to breathe normally. Tea with honey helps - but when will this go away??? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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Take Sudafed and an allergy pill. [ Reply | More ]
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2 pills??? Sounds like that will knock me out. [ Reply | More ]
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Not if they're non drowsey. [ Reply | More ]
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Lean all the way forward, with your head between your knees. Stay there five minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] how long should it take a parent to respond to a text before you become concerned? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Context, please? Is there some health issue? [ Reply | More ]
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during a playdate when your child is at their home? [ Reply | More ]
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My parents have these really cool devices called telephones. They still use them in some parts of the world. [ Reply | More ]
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Obviously that would depend on the person you're texting. [ Reply | More ]
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And the subject of the text. Why not call them? [ Reply | More ]
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Just call. Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Semi S/O from all of the cheats and divorces. I've been married for 12 years with 2 DC. I've never been very sexual. I just don't enjoy it with anyone and have never had an orgasm without a vibrator. Not even my own hands. Since DC #2 I've gained weight, and feel fat. I'm 45 pounds more now than prior to being pregnant with #2 (4 yo.). I love my DH, and think we have a solid relationship. After all of these posts the past few days im feeling like I better lose weight and force myself to want sex or else the shoe can drop without warning any time. Does anyone else have similar worries? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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When you are married, I think you have the responsibility to make the relationship a rich one. Sounds like yours could use some work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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+ 1 - time to care about your DH and not just your needs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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OP: which needs of my own does it sound like I'm satisfying? Sex is a chore for me. Is it that I have struggled with my weight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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am not flaming - I just want to know why sex is such a chore for you - maybe you haven't experienced someting that makes you feel good. I think if you look great with the 40 added pounds - then own it - but if not, yes, try to get healthy again and focus on eating well and walking, lifting some weights, take a yoga class, do something for you! be insipring. I also believe sex is crucial to our health. Do you guys at least cuddle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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OP: we used to, but not much in the past couple of years. I dont look good heavy, which is why now my wheels are turning after reading about men just dropping the bomb out of the blue. Sex being a chore is like I anti-enjoy it. I have always been this way. I give him an HJ sometimes, but after a while that just feels like, well, my hands get tired. And sex is uncomfortable. I never get fully atoused, so sex actually hurts a little. It's not DH. It was always like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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OK - am the other poster- time to lose some weight but do it the right way by eating well (don't do low fat/no fat bs) just reduce carbs, no sugar, lots of fish/meats/veggies and healthy fats like avocado/coconut oil etc. start walking and lifting weights, once you lose some weight - get some new clothes, get some makeup etc - put some effort into how you look. I really think you just haven't been "turned on", yet! It's not common but it's something you can turn around - go see a sex therapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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OP: ugh, I've been in therapy for 20 years and we even had some couples therapy (related to sex) a while back. It's important, but I dosnt wantvto sidetrack the conversation, I was raped in HS. One man, a few friends at a sleepover in HS. No parents and in the city at a townhouse. He made us do things with each other, and he tried to enter me but couldn't get in. I give the detail to say it was awful but could have been much worse. I know this has something to do with my anxiety about sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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OP: have you known people who, in their mid 40's, learned to enjoy sex? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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No, but I also don't know anyone who "hates to have sex"... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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OP: he wants to make it a big production. I am turned off by fluids (sa live and the rest), and penetration hurts. I do like a bibrator, and have lots of orgasms that way, but that's every couple of weeks or so. I have a LW libido [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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Learn blowjob skills. You don't have to swallow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Dumb question: where do I learn? I should have back in college when it was ok to ask. I mean I do give head sometimes, but only a few minutes at most. It's like everything hurts. My mouth gets sore, my hands get tired, penetration actually hurts. I'm not arguing. I know you're all right. I Really have to make it a priority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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np: practice makes you perfect. listen for clues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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I bet dh would be happy to coach you if you were sincere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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OP: true! He would! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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If your DH has sexual needs that aren't being met, it's a good bet the marriage will be in trouble at some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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Oh, and the time the shoe drops and he's getting his needs met elsewhere, it's usually too late to step up your own game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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OP: I think I've been living in denial. Do you know anyone who has been kind of like me who stepped up their game, as you said? What did they do? I get the lose weight part. It's the rest that, well, I don't know what I do t know. It's never been great like everyone says, and usually negative, so it's hard to figure out how to get last that. I want to, but I don't know how. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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Get some sex books, watch some porn (different types to see what turns you on) maybe you are repressing your sexuality. Are you a lesbian or bi? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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OP: definitely not. I do have fantasies that are a little 50 shades-ish (just spanking) but IRL playing them out feels silly and I can't be "in character." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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np. Keep it in your head that whatever you feel silly doing, someone else won't. And by the time they are in the picture, it's usually too late. BTDT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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OP: I'm sorry. What happened? Did he want things that were way out of the ordinary? And I'm the one who fantasizes about spanking. I've told him, but when he gets into that a little, I giggle and nothing happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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Well, use it or lose it ... get your head in the game and your body will follow. Try finding some porn that you like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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I think you're right. I have to force myself to take the actions, and hope that eventually I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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As a woman in a sexless relationship, what you are doing is just as bad as an affair. Part of marriage is sex, just like part of marriage is fidelity. If you are not willing to work at sex, than don't expect your DH to work at fidelity. And yes, my marriage is solid in every other area. I bet he doesn't care that you gained weight. He wants a partner that looks forward to being intimate with him. You need to own your issues, get the help that you need and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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OP: I think this is the slap in the face I needed. Not relevant, but we're you saying that you are also in a sexless marriage? And that yours is in every other way ok? Or just referring to mine? If you are or have been in a similar situation I'd love to hear more. This is all scary and motivating at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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OR: Yes, I am in a sexless marriage. It's a very painful, hurtful thing. I have begged, cajoled, gone to therapy. He just isn't "interested". It is very hard to take that kind of rejection from someone who is suppose to love you. I question whether he really does. And I don't care what he looks like. And I have heard all the promises that it's going to get better everytime I say I'm going to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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OP: Have you thought about asking if you can go outside? I've wondered if he's going to ask for that or if I should suggest it. I assume you've been married a long time? Is it possible he has ED? And I know this isn't nice to ask, but have you let yourself go (like I have)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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Yes, I asked for an open marriage. Actually I just told him not to expect my fidelity anymore. I would be discreet but that part of our relationship was over. He doesn't have an ED, he has been tested and could shockingly make time and interest for sex when he wanted a kid. And no, I haven't let myself go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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I don't have advice re: your marriage, but there is nothing wrong with you for not being able to orgasm without a vibrator. Can you bring that into your sexual relationship with your spouse? My husband and I use one (on me) almost every time. If he's man enough, he'll care only about getting you off, not how you get there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 01:30 AM Flag
[ - ] People often ask how East Asian women are able to look much younger than white women into their late 30's and 40's. Well, here's a big part of that - we steadfastly avoid the sun! When we see beaches full of white girls out "sunning" themselves, we think that they are basically turning their skin into leather jerky! And as it turns out, they are. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:32 PM Flag
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your melanocytes also secrete more melanin so your skin is more protected from damage, it's genetic/racial [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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which is why you often hear "black don't crack" they do not have wrinkles because their skin cells produce more melanin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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But, like everyone, their skin sags. That is a fact of life on a planet with gravity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Yes, and they do get skin cancer, so wear sunblock! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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That's right. Avoding the sun is important but you will look old eventually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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i noticed that. white people age gradually, asians just fall of the cliff all of a sudden. http://sadmoment.com/the-average-asian-womens-aging-process-chart/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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Funny. I rarely see white girls sunbathe nowadays. If they're at the beach, they're ridiculously covered up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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no one is impressed with east asian women. black women don't age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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sure they do. everyone has their issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Plenty of shitty looking Asian women out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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We all get old. Asian women even if they avoid the sun look old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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yes, but white women age the worst of any race [ Reply | More ]
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angry black mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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White women say this about themselves too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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no, angry asian mom! or maybe racist mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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Sounds awful, but true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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Some western women, yes, unusually the uneducated. I don't know a single UMC woman who isn't protecting her skin against the sun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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Look at any beach on spring break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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I'm one of those who don't sun, so I miss these. Or, when I go someplace tropical, it's hard to know who is who. But I'm the one who is only out very early AM or just before sun down, in swim tights/t-neck with a UPF 90 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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IDK - vitamin D is crucial for health - I spend about 10-20 mins per day without any sun protection - signed very fair skin mom, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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After 25 or so your skin loses the ability to convert sunlight to vitamin D. Get it from a supplement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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^children are excellent at this, but their skin eventually loses that ability as they grow into adulthood. That said, there's little sun in the NE, so I give my dc vitamin D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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Too bad this is how you age- Asian women aging: http://i.imgur.com/oyn10gr.png [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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that's hysterical!!! Hahahahaha!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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That's pretty funny. I have an asian SIL and she's the 3d picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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I'm glad I live in the Midwest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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actually, people never ask this. but they do ask: why do those asian girls get plastic surgery on their eyes to make them look more caucasian? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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>> and "how come no caucasian women get plastic surgery to look more asian"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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You sound butt hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Because they were brainwashed into believing white is right. They No longer find Caucasian women inspiring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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well, great. go, the Asian race! we should all stand really close together, chain smoke, eat with our mouths open, and spit on the street. hooray! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Hey, do whatever it is that makes white people happy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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None of the other groups find white women inspiring anymore. Heard in South Beach: "It must be awful to have those white women pancake butts" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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Heard in south beach: thank goodness it isn't black day at the beach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Can take the plywood off the windows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Yes. Everyday on the train I hear this question come up at least 3 times. "People often ask..." My ass. Troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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That's why you always have umbrellas on sunny days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
[ - ] If your DD were in a SS school (CSH or MM type school), and got into a TT coed for HS (say, Dalton), would you encourage her to switch? Why or why not? A few additional details: She loves the SS school and is thriving; you and your DH have been very happy with the school; she's integrated and thriving at her current school socially and academically. However, the "Dalton" option is considered the most academically rigorous in your area. She would be one of a cohort of new kids starting in 9th grade, but many of the kids have been there for years and are already established socially. The whole family (including DD) is on the fence. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:32 PM Flag
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Stay where she is. You do not fix what is not broken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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My MS dd is at a SS for a specific reason. She was shouted down by boys in 5th in math and science. In SS from 6th on, math & science now her best subjects. Once they are a bit older, they won't let anyone shout them down, or teachers inadvertently ignore them - but for now it's a good choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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Hmm, I think it depends on why you applied to the tt in the first place! Was she unhappy at current school? Were YOU unhappy with the academics or peer group? Were you looking for validation that she could get in? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know but I have the exact same problem! DS. Scary to upset the apple cart. [ Reply | More ]
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She is thriving where she is. Unless she is the one pushing to leave, why would you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 11:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Sunscreen sucks in the US 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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The sunscreens with the best UVA protection are best at suppressing free radical formation (Wang 2012b). Inadequate UVA protection is a persistent problem in products sold on the U.S. market. UV rays quickly break down avobenzone, the most common UVA filter in American sunscreens, unless it is mixed with a stabilizer. European sunscreens appear to provide greater free radical protection because they can contain superior UVA filters. In tests, 12 European sunscreens averaged a free radical protection factor of 13 (Wang 2011). The FDA’s weak regulations allow nearly every sunscreen to claim “broad spectrum,” or UVA, protection, even though some are much better than others. These weak rules give manufacturers little incentive to improve their products. To be truly effective at preventing skin damage and skin cancers, U.S. sunscreens need to provide better protection from UVA rays. This will not happen until the FDA sets higher requirements for UVA protection and approves the use of modern sunscreen ingredients with superior UVA filtering and stability. The FDA should ban the sale of sunscreens that provide poor UVA protection or approve a labeling system that classifies UVA protection as low, medium or high to enable consumers to choose the best products. In the absence of truly protective regulations, consumers are in the worst possible position: they are likely to think that their sunscreen is providing more protection than it really is, so they stay out longer in the sun and thereby increase their risk of skin cancer and skin damage. [ Reply | More ]
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The most important thing is to protect your face regardless of sunscreen. Men are wildly superficial [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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I'd say avoidance is key. Even the best sunscreen is flawed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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Agree, I buy Vichy or La Roche Posay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a makeover. I have 5k and am 31 yo any suggestions on what to do? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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^budget [ Reply | More ]
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boobs and a nose job [ Reply | More ]
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not with 5 K [ Reply | More ]
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Height and weight? [ Reply | More ]
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5'2 115lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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When you look in the mirror, what bothers you the most? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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How run down I look. Two kids in two years. Hair, skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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Get a great haircut and highlights. Go to a high end dept. store and get a personal shopper to help you pick out a few basic wardrobe pieces- boots, coat, dress, bag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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This x1000, hair + simple high quality clothes. Maybe a facial as well, and invest in some good face masks at Sephora, develop a skincare routine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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sitter so you can sleep in once in a while, meditation class, simple haircut, ton of water, go primal / paleo diet wise: cut out sugar and carbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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This! Sleep is what you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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Spend part of it on a gym or personal trainer or yoga studio...or just start running and generally exercising. You'll feel better, and then can celebrate with new clothes or a weekend away. Your weight sounds fine so this is probably mostly about feeling run down... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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Chemical peel, good hair color and new makeup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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I'm 40 and would love to have 5K to use on any of this! - budget tips for a mom who is in shape and knows how to dress ,but looks tired and has low energy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Try at-home chemical peels. They are easy and inexpensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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Any recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Dr Dennis gross alpha beta peel is great [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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I hate that product--does nothing for me. Try Makeup Artist's Choice peels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Peels or laser for face [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
[ - ] So, i am still Kondo-ing my apartment. I have now thrown out a ton of books that belonged to my late mother. They are written in a language I never read. Interestingly, I don't feel bad about getting rid of them. After 15 years. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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Why do you keep posting about this? [ Reply | More ]
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because the process fascinates me [ Reply | More ]
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you and NO ONE else! [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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lighten up! declutter your inner-self! [ Reply | More ]
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Link to your other posts--I'm intrigued! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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I hope you donated, and did not throw out. [ Reply | More ]
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Hard to find anyone willing to take old books in a foreign language in the U.S. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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Depends on language, many groups will take [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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Like who? [ Reply | More ]
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Prison groups [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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I was clearing out bookshelves and had esoteric books in German, French and Italian. I put them in a free library and they disappeared instantly--it became a game to see how long before they were snapped up. Lots of people in NYC read other languages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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NP I'm ashamed to say I threw out items that definitely deserved a second life. Problem is these items had been sitting in a corner for months, while I procrastinated about taking them to charities. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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Nnp: I found a second life for just about everything. I think I made 20 trips to my library's donate bin. I gave a lot to a nearby church. I also gave 6 garbage bags of my nicest women's and kid's clothing and soft toys to my nanny to bring back to her home country for her family members to sell. I paid the baggage fee. Some other nice items that have resale value I gifted to my building's super to sell on Craigslist. He has a good little side business doing that--and somehow knowing where the stuff is going and who is benefiting has made it easier to let go of more valuable things that Id never sell myself. It feels extremely good to know things you once loved (or should have loved) is getting out to use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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I need to get that book! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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I'm doing the konmari method too--it's amazing how easy it is to keep my place clean now. Join the Konmari Adventures facebook group? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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^^ im not even very attached to stuff and it's been life-changing Magic for me. No joke. [ Reply | More ]
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Look through every book for hidden items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] DD has a friend over. This kid has been tutored constantly, signed up for stuff she has no interest in, and she can't tell you what she likes, cause she doesn't get to pick anything. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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how old? [ Reply | More ]
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10 [ Reply | More ]
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Or she is having an off day. LET IT GO and if you need to, turn on the tv and bust out some sugar. THE END [ Reply | More ]
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That's most kids in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
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very judgy, this [ Reply | More ]
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I know a kid like this. Completely programmed. [ Reply | More ]
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Has she been over before? Is she always like this? Maybe she is just having an off day, like another poster suggested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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Did the kid say that to you? When I was 10, I would always make myself look pathetic in front of my friends' moms and then get into a TT middle school and bask in their surprise. [ Reply | More ]
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???? [ Reply | More ]
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OP, do you really quiz your dd's friends so you can feel superior to them? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I do that as a break from clubbing baby seals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't get why animated films hire celebrities to do the voice acting. Nobody cares who does the voices in a cartoon, and professional voice actors generally do a much better job anyway. Seems like a waste of the studio's money. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Sometimes true but sometimes it's great like Steven Tyler in Epic. [ Reply | More ]
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Or Robin Williams in Aladdin... [ Reply | More ]
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I think Robin Williams is different than like Rihanna though. He is adept at creating characters. [ Reply | More ]
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He ad libbed a lot of the lines in Aladdin. Not many actors, even comedians could do that. [ Reply | More ]
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Omg, that Steven Tyler scene was so ridiculous I spit out my soda. [ Reply | More ]
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Plenty of people DO care, actually. And after having sat through a fair number of shittily voiced low-budget cartoons in my life, I can assure you that the voice actors really do need to be ACTORS for the end result not to suck, not just some random guy you can afford to hire because he works for cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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Celebrities can do the talk show circuit for publicity. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. Makes a huge difference. Doubt most of these cartoons would get funded in the first place if they did not have decent-name talent attached to them.. [ Reply | More ]
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This is the big reason - butts in seats as always. That said some are much, much better than others. Sir Ben Kingsley in The Boxtrolls was amazing, but of course, he's pretty much always amazing. [ Reply | More ]
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What celebrities are you talking about who aren't professional actors? [ Reply | More ]
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Because they will promote it, go on talk shows [ Reply | More ]
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You don't think Ellen DeGeneris was amazing in Finding Nemo? Or that Nathan Lane stopped the show in Lion King? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't like it at all. For me it takes away from the animated character because all I picture is the actor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 09:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Went away for 2 weeks. Did not even miss my DH once. I'm back now. Don't feel "the love" nor am I excited to be around him. He's a dick most of the time. Married for only 1.5 years. I should divorce right? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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No, it can come back. "You have to act like a woman in love and you will become a woman in love." It's true. [ Reply | More ]
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1.5 years in is really early to be saying stuff like this. Does not bode well for your general compatibility over a lifetime. [ Reply | More ]
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bode well mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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It doesn't look good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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lol. I understand what she means. It's not a phrase I hear often, but I've read it twice today on this site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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LOL. I don't think the other one was me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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haha aka Impending Doom mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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that's what I"m thinking...cut your losses early...We haven't been on a date in 9 months. It's ridiculous.-OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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No kids? Yes. 10000% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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ITA. Get out now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] My DH has no time management skills. He has been dizzing around about doing home repair for three weeks, now that we have 3 kids over for a playdate he's decided to do it, so the kids are confined to just one floor. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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haha that is kind of hilarious. send the kids outside [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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It is raining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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Oh. Hm crap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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that is so annoying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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Yes, and I know if I say anything I"m going to be wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.29.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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