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[ - ] If you're a parent who believes in your kids playing by themselves to learn independence, take a look at how they act when an adult does pay attention to them. My poor niece is one of these kids expected to play alone and not bother her parents, do what she's told and never speak out. Consequently she's the most well behaved little kid, just sitting by herself for hours. And yet when she sees me she asks me to play with her, and I do, and she loses her fucking mind. She dances and sings and runs and skips and chases and laughs. Yet her parents are happy to just tell her to not bother them instead of doing the same. Quite sad. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Oh shut up. Raise your own children [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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Yup. And tell lazy ass parents that they're doing a great job, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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What are your kids like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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Fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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My guess is her kids are the ones being loud in restaurants and running amok everywhere she takes them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Nope. But every kid on the block does like to play at our house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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That isn't the qualifier for being a good parent IMO. I don't know any kids like what you describe but I am more on the "goal of childhood is to raise a self-sufficient adult" rather than helicopter parent scale, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Let me ask you, did your mom play with you a lot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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Never. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Help, I am on a college professors salary - but I really want to buy the Chloe Marcie Bag for the fall. It is $1895.00 http://www.barneys.com/chlo%C3%A9-marcie-large-satchel-501504611.html (holy crap) - does anyone know a place to get this cheaper- or consignment etc. (repost) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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I don't know but as a prof I would say put cash in an envelope and when it gets to the magic number, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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You were told yesterday that Nordstrom has it on sale right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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that was today, and it is not on sale anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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snooze you lose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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Stop posting this. Buy it if you really want it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
[ - ] When you tour middle schools in D2, can both parents go? I've heard that only one can, but wasn't sure that was true. Thanks. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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They are different. Wagner allows both. Btw, you can go to different tours sometimes :). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] who would win in a fight, serena williams or ronda rousey? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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My kid seriously JUST asked me if Serena could defeat Ironman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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I hope you said yes. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] How much will an inexpensive 30x15 pool cost me? I would like to get one for next summer. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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Above ground? Or in-ground? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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In ground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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35k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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all pools seem, in the end, to cost 100k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Depends on where you live but about $40k plus all the maintenance post-installation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Ugh. I was afraid it would cost that much... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Omfg toddler just called me into his room "because my foot is out" of the blanket. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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Spoiled. Do you do everything for this kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Well he does work in the salt mine, but I do still have to cut up his meat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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Does your two year old know how to lay a blanket over himself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Aw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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awww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I have an old friend with a child who wants to be one of the first transgendered students at Sarah Lawrence. I'm very supportive and hope it works out. not a troll. Sometimes stuff really happens :) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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newsflash, he/she would not be the first at SL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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thanks. I was only saying I think it means after the official announcement, and they'd still be in the first generation, even over a few years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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SL has accommodated TG for a long time. You're behind the times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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Really? Hey, if so - how great is that that I am wrong? ! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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It's still very rare [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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Why are you posting this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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I can think of better schools than Sarah Lawrence [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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SL is an at best OK school that costs $80K/yr in tuition, room, board, and incidentals. It sounds prestigious which is why families with kids at TT private schools in New York who are mediocre students like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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np--Where do you get that figure? I see 60-65K on their website, which is standard for many liberal arts colleges. They do say the average student debt at graduation is 16K, which is below the national average. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Friday night a dear friend died in hospice care. Some yahoo friends just happened to be visiting ("we were in the neighborhood") when it suddenly all went down. They immediately posted the death in dramatic fashion on the deceased persons FB page be "helpful" EVEN BEFORE WE COULD NOTIFY her daughter, who was out taking a breather for several hours. I am so appalled at this, am I just some old, uptight non FB'ing fart? My phone was buzzing late into the night on Friday and all weekend from far flung people wanting me to confirm the FB "rumors." The family was heartbroken that the news was spread like this and also inundated with calls. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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Sounds like the word went out that the "end" was near. Sort of the nature of media today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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Omg. These people sound insane. Deciding whether to post something like this on social media, and if so, making the post is the right of the next of kin. Did they go pick out the coffin too? That would have been even more helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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^^^^PS I am the mom who was worried I was developing a Xanax-for-sleep habit during the last four weeks. Last night I was able to sleep without it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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My close friend posted my DC's birth anmouncement before I did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
[ - ] I should have never had 2nd db. Dh and I are too tired and exhausted to chase him around all day. I feel horrible for admitting this, and yes we get help from sitters.m My older child just turned 7, and is awesome. The baby is 16 months and completely exhausting. We can't travel anymore. I wish he was 4 or 5 already. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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Why can't you travel? I have a 5, 3 & 1yo and we travel a lot. My kids are great travelers and while we obviously have to adjust our agenda to fit their schedules, we always have a good time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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You waited too long. With a seven year old you would have been in a whole different phase of life. But it will only get easier from here. In two years, things will be back in a good place again and someday you'll be really glad you have the larger family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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It gets better. After 18 months it really does. Hang in there, [ Reply | More ]
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16mo is so hard! In a couple of years I suspect you'll be singing a different tune. But it will be a long two years. Signed third child is 6 years younger than second. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Thanks. I really need to hear this right now. I'm just not a baby/toddler person, and I feel so guilty for having these thoughts because I know I will never get this time back again. It's strange when I think about my odd being this age, it just seems soooo long ago! Now reliving that stage is so weird and exhausting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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If it makes you feel better my 3rd wasn't exactly planned. And at the toddler age I was so miserable (i'm also not a baby/toddler person). The little one is 6yo now and I just cannot imagine life without her. She is the saving grace right now when my tween/teen older kids are making me crazy. The tables have really turned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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And your 7 yr old will have a sibling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
[ - ] UWS vs UES? I spend a lot of time on the UES and love it but hear so much about UWS. Is it better? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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2 different worlds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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Infinitely better! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:44 PM Flag
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Ues is cleaner, supposedly safer, more dressed up, more conservative and definitely whiter. I like the uws with all the flaws. Feels more real to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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UES if you need the public schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] My bamboo cutting board is showing signs of mold. Any way to save it or is it a toss? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:39 PM Flag
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Vinegar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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spot treatment or full soaking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:44 PM Flag
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I would do spot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? DH gave me the love you but not in love you with speech. Left and now is in constant contact with GF/crush from 20 yrs ago. I am stunned and devastated. How do you pick up the pieces? I feel so unloveable. I would have told you 6 months ago that I had a fabulous marriage. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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It's not you, it's him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:40 PM Flag
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So sorry. You are love able. He wants a fantasy life not a reality wife. Lick your wounds for a while, they a r real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:40 PM Flag
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Sounds like a narcissistic loser [ Reply | More ]
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I have assumed narcisstic but I helped him build his business that now makes mid-8 figures a year and I still have deal with him as an inept Father. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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Get a good lawyer and everything you are entitled to receive. It will make you feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Not really. I make more than him and likely have to pay support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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What type of support? The kids will get in the way of his fantasy life so he won't want custody and therefore no child support. As far as spousal support, sounds like he is ok on that front too since he has a business that make 8 figures a year. I would speak to a lawyer before you make your own judgment on this issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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No. He's just over OP. Doesn't make him anything particular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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OP here..wished decided this before DCs and 18 yrs marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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What was your marriage like six months ago? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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You don't have many friends do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Classic midlife crisis cliche. I'm sorry he sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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Thanks. It's awful. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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Sorry. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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He will come crawling back. Go buy yourself a nice piece of jewelry. [ Reply | More ]
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I am not a jewelry kind of gal but recently bought a sports car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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He is an idiot. It may take awhile but reality will bite him in the butt soon enough. In the meantime, take care of yourself and dcs. Big hug and best of luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Good takeout in the east village? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:31 PM Flag
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bareburger, ngam, the smith [ Reply | More ]
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veselka [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are Doc Martins in style for teen girls? Seems like several of DD's friends have them. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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So, yes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:29 PM Flag
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I think That's funny - we used to wear them over 20 yrs ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:30 PM Flag
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try 30 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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1992 or 93? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Yes, them and converse. I was surprised too but teen has two pairs for over 5 years now and they've held up really well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:33 PM Flag
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Yes. Black and the floral patterns, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:41 PM Flag
[ - ] It's Sunday and I have let work ruin my weekend. I hate my job, was passed over for a promotion I truly deserve (and I cited all of the reasons when I went for it) have an insubordinate person in my team (sometimes I wonder who's the boss--her or me), and I'm completely overwhelmed. I am drained and my personal life suffers because of it. Tempted to call out sick tomorrow but I never do that and I'd only be screwing myself over. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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How old are you? How many DCs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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Mid 30s. 2 DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:36 PM Flag
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Unless you absolutely must go in tomorrow, sounds like the perfect day to take a mental health holiday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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Are you actively looking to leave? Sometimes the job is just not the right fit. Show up tomorrow and everyday thereafter but work 'for your self' and put 100% into finding another better job. You can do this and still do your own job well if you are motivated enough. I manage a team of 200+ and have always worked ... 3 dc later. Stay positive but look to get out. Being passed over is not a good sign and subordinates can read the signals sometimes before we do and they act accordingly...doesn't mean you are a failure. Companies, cultures change. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:33 PM Flag
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I need to actively start. Thanks for advice and vote of confidence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:37 PM Flag
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My job which I do well and love will end in the next 8 weeks - looks like we both need to accept reality and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Sorry to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here know any OWs who became wives? Did it end up lasting? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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meaning how long did they stay married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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One, yes has been married for 10 years, but spend of much time apart from her DH. Constantly fights, but signed such a tight prenup, doubt she will leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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Joann Woodward was married to Paul Newman for many years after they left their first spouses for each other. If you stay married long enough, people forget about the beginnings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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No. IME I've known or known of many more instances where the man (and a couple women) cheated like crazy when dating but then went on to marry the long term partner anyway. I always SMH at these women because I feel like they had to know. They were just desperate to lock down the guy no matter what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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i know quite a few OW who got the man and stayed married. they chose the right men and pleased them and made sure to keep pleasing them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:40 PM Flag
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How? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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the OW turned wives that I know claim it is all about the sex. They enthusiastically ask their husbands for sex twice a day, that keeps the husbands very happy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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what if the guy is not really into sex? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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It's a normal marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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Me. Yes. How often do we need to cover this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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Exdh left for OW, but after 5 years they broke up (they never officially married). She is now 40 and single again [ Reply | More ]
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My mother. Yes. She and my stepdad just celebrated their 30th anniversary [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Describe Ramaz, MCS, and LREI families. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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LREI: very wealthy. sometimes artsy. well-connected. "downtown" liberal. [ Reply | More ]
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Jew-y, hippie, rich hippie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:34 PM Flag
[ - ] I have my MP post planned for tomorrow morning. What's the best time to post? This one is pretty good. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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I have to take my computer into the shop first thing, can you wait until around 10? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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No problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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Hee. [ Reply | More ]
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