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[ - ] DH started lifting weights at my behest, and now he has some fairly impressive muscles. And he's in his mid-forties. So it's not too late to have your own buff bedroom stud, ladies... you just have to give him the right incentives. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Ok good luck with that. Sure he's doing it for you. [ Reply | More ]
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Not every man as an ass. Let OP enjoy her muscle man and the spice it brings to them. More power to you OP! Enjoy those abs! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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men don't get buff in their 40's to impress their wives [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Sent husband pic of me getting pedicure. He replied are those your thighs? Bing sarcastic. He always puts my body down. He says i have a big pussy! WTF 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is it big? [ Reply | More ]
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NO. he has a small penis [ Reply | More ]
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gross. are you serious? You married this guy? [ Reply | More ]
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no he has a small dick, no sex drive. Guess it makes him feel better to put me down. [ Reply | More ]
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why the freak did you marry him? [ Reply | More ]
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i got pregnant [ Reply | More ]
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Guess this is the price you pay for the supposed oops baby. Enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like a real nice guy [ Reply | More ]
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Disengage. [ Reply | More ]
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i want to leave him so bad. I'm afraid our child who is six would be devastated [ Reply | More ]
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Well, this way your child will either turn out like him (if male) or turn out to marry someone like him (if female). Does that sound better to you? [ Reply | More ]
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It's going to happen either way. -np [ Reply | More ]
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np. it's just way more complicated than that. kids suffer from divorce -- always. not sure a few derogatory remarks are worth it. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a thin, fit friend who dated a heavy guy who was constantly commenting on what she ate. Granted this comes from insecurity, but it would drive me absolutely nuts. Since you're married and can't just dump him, I recommend marriage counseling. It can be helpful to have a third party point out to him why this is hurtful. [ Reply | More ]
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He is not a looker. I'm attractive def not fat...and he puts me down all the time [ Reply | More ]
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5'5- 138 36 DD [ Reply | More ]
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He is trying to make you feel so insecure that you think you have no self worth. Time to leave. Do you want your DC to think that this is an acceptable way to treat a spouse/women, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Was this your attempt at sexting? [ Reply | More ]
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Do what I used to do to an ex-boyfriend who did that. Act like you totally misinterpreted it. Write back, "Yes! I know right? You are the 2nd compliment I've gotten on my legs today. Guess those squats are worth it :)" [ Reply | More ]
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This is awesome! [ Reply | More ]
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Genius [ Reply | More ]
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Send another picture with a guys hand on your thigh, and write, "yeah, my thigh." [ Reply | More ]
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love it [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Awesome [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At which age did you read Harry potter to your DC? What about the Hobbit? Lord of the rings? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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HP is the type of literature kid read on their own. Jrr Tolkien is too complicated to read to kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:32 AM Flag
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I read HP to my DC and she loved it. My Dad read Tolkien to me as a child and I loved it. I don't understand why you feel this way. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Loved reading HP, Hobbit, etc to our DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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I too know many who have done this [ Reply | More ]
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DC2 read it age 6. DC1 read it age 7 [ Reply | More ]
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How on earth are 6yos reading these books? Aren't they way beyond a 6yo's ability? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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My kid is 9 and reading HP. I will occasionally read her a chapter before bed if she requests but in general it's independent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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I read HP to my son at 6, but he read the whole series himself at 7. He tried the Hobbitt, but lost interest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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never. those are crap books and even my dcs could tell at 6/7. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I got married at 39 and had my kids at 40 and 41. No fertility treatments. 100% healthy kids. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Csb [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. That gives me hope to keep trying. [ Reply | More ]
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Why did you space them so close together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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Now why do you think? Should she have waited 5 yrs and tried at 45? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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That's the point. I am wondering what she was so worried about if there was nothing to worry about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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2 under 2 is hard to manage when you're 25 and full of energy. Can't imagine it at 42 [ Reply | More ]
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Go you! Just don't coddle them too much signed young mom who sees older moms coddle their kids way too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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I see some young moms do that too. [ Reply | More ]
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Or: maybe, but older moms do it more from what I've seen. Nothing wrong with it IMO, but for sure it's an older parent trait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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No it's not. Not at all. [ Reply | More ]
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Coddling has nothing to do with parental age. Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:05 AM Flag
[ - ] I understand Spanish, but I rarely speak it because I always overthink how to conjugate verbs. But my vocabulary/accent detection is transnational - I can tell almost right away if the speaker is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Argentine, etc. This shocks people, because they never hear me actually SAY much in Spanish. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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+1. I am a fluent "listener" and can understand all but dont speak it. [ Reply | More ]
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how do you tell the differences? [ Reply | More ]
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It is pretty easy to tell the difference between a Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and Argentine. Those are huge differences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Np: there aren't huge differences between DR PR and Cuban Spanish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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There are. Dominican is almost impossible to understand, PR uses a lot of Spanglish, and Cubans cut the last half of the words off. There are also words used that are specific to the countries. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are the dangers of too much tv? DS is 21 months and watches a lot of Baby 1st TV. He is extremely verbal and very smart (anyone who spends more than a few minutes with him comments on how smart he is). Should I be worried about this. If so, why? He doesn't watch TV with me very much but when DH or my mom keep him, it's always on, even if he's doing something else. We also read a lot to him. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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I was raised in front of a TV practically 24 hours a day. When I turned 19 I stopped completely and now at 41 I watch TV once a week. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ doesn't watch TV very much with me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Read AAP literature on it. Too lazy to type it all out to you. Something about changing how your brain is wired and being associated with higher rates of adhd. [ Reply | More ]
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^and something about even if it's on in the background, it is just as bad, because it distracts them from their play and lowers their natural attentions span or something. [ Reply | More ]
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i don't buy it. none of it is empirical. just correlation. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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np--Isn't it unethical to do an experiment with children? Why risk your child's brain? [ Reply | More ]
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nothing. my two kids watched a lot of dvds at some point. they don't watch tv most days now -- 6 and 9. excellent readers and ahead academically. [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Before I had a baby, I had minimal PMS. Maybe some moodiness and cramping for a day. After childbirth, my period is horrific. I mean, major cramping for a whole week, acne, irritability like you cannot believe, and the day before I start bleeding, terrible dark depression. What kind of hormonal disaster is going on? I'm only 33 so I don't think it's menopause related 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Welcome to the dark side. I could rip a lions head off with my PMS...with my teeth. [ Reply | More ]
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this is me right now! -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:21 AM Flag
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OP--I've been of BC for 3 months bc we are TTC and I told dh I better get knocked up soon or I'm going back on the pill to slay this beast! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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Acupuncture can fix this [ Reply | More ]
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does it really work? I don't get it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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np: try it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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it all sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Yes, since dc's, pms is like the worst of pregnancy now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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Stop eating dairy and try eating hemp seeds /hemp hearts (avail at Whole Foods) right before all that starts. Or better yet, all month long. Dairy messes up hormones. Hemp seed oil helps your hormones enter your cells where they belong instead of getting stopped up . It should help smooth things a little. Worth a shot. (Works for me) [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks, granola mom [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] OMG...I found out my nanny has been giving my 6 mo DB condensed milk in a bottle...wtf? DB is not underweight by any stretch of the imagination. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She must be foreign. Condensed milk is used in a lot central American countries and Asia because people didn't have access to real milk [ Reply | More ]
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Yes she is. But I am worried because it seems so unhealthy. Apparently this has been going on for some time. [ Reply | More ]
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Just tell her to stop. It was probably a go-to baby food in her country. [ Reply | More ]
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Dc will be fine. Just tell her to stop. [ Reply | More ]
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Where'd she get it? Is she hauling in her own supply or do you have an arsenal of condensed milk? [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Uh huh. This smells FAKE. good try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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maybe she does the grocery shopping. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Common practice where I am from. [ Reply | More ]
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
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hispanic? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Look at this bullshit.....http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9416845/Syrian-President-Bashar-al-Assads-family-photo-album.html?frame=2283529 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No thx [ Reply | More ]
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ugh. remind me again.. what's happening in syria? i can't keep up w all this world turmoil... i've lost track... [ Reply | More ]
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given that the comments are from "2 years ago", photos are very dated [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At what age would you give up on trying to find a DH? 61 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Never. Never, never give up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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My friend is 68 and just got married for the first time. Her groom is same age and this is his 2nd marriage. His first wife died of cancer. They got reunited at their high school reunion and I swear they are the cutest couple ever...so...love! [ Reply | More ]
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Never [ Reply | More ]
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28 [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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? [ Reply | More ]
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Well that can't be serious. Give up at 28? Millions of people meet in thirties. [ Reply | More ]
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heheheeh [ Reply | More ]
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Never. It doesn't need to be a husband, though. Most people crave companionship. [ Reply | More ]
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np Why do I not crave this. I wonder if there is something wrong with me..? I am a single mother and happy with it. [ Reply | More ]
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That's perfectly fine. [ Reply | More ]
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I know but I wonder why I don't crave companionship like most people. [ Reply | More ]
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One day your kid(s) will be out of the house and then you will be alone at home all the time until you die. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah I know and it does't really bother me. I just don't crave companionship. I feel like I'm really abnormal. [ Reply | More ]
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No. I'm the same way. Love DH but I can't imagine why people get married twice or even date again. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: some people like to be alone, myself included, but I wouldn't want to be old and alone. That scares me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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no way. it's go for gold or bust. there's something about making it legal that makes people give it a little more of all they've got. but if i were to ever become single again, i would not get married again. i probably wouldn't even get a serious boyfriend. i will want to do things my way. [ Reply | More ]
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x3 on never but do you mean before havig a DC in your own. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Probably 40. 38-40. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd say 41-42. [ Reply | More ]
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too old. might not have any good eggs left. [ Reply | More ]
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Not true. [ Reply | More ]
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for many people it is true. [ Reply | More ]
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For many people it is. Sorry. OR here. Had DCs with no issue at 37 and 39 and so presumbaly would have been OK a year or two later. Have a good friend who got pregnant right away but couldn't carry to term - preemie at 20 wks who made it and is now completely healthy at 5 - but was told trying again would be too dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
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how can you have a baby at 20 weeks and have it turn out ok? [ Reply | More ]
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I really don't know but DB was in ICU for weeks and they didn't think he would make it at first. was finally released shorty after due date and has been Fine ever since. [ Reply | More ]
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^sorry. Now I see my error. 30 weeks. Not 20. Big difference. I know. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know what statistics is? [ Reply | More ]
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this. read holly finn's story in WSJ. She started trying IVF at 39 because she was single and wanted a baby. At 42 she still wasn't pg and had gone through multiple failed rounds of IVF [ Reply | More ]
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this. her eggs were gone by 39 [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Never. Just accept that it might not look exactly what you always thought it would look like. [ Reply | More ]
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Never but expectations would change at 40. I'd start looking for widowers or divorced guys with kids, and would relax the physical standards. You're not going to get a sexy 45 year old high earner with good hair when you are 40 unless you are super mega hot. He's going to go for the 30 year old every time [ Reply | More ]
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Life is/would be fine without marriage or kids. Just enjoy being you and having freedom and free time to do what you love. If you meet someone, great. And if you don't, also great. [ Reply | More ]
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See this has been my attitude and I never get asked out on dates [ Reply | More ]
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np: It was only when I started with this attitude that I met DH. He wasn't looking for someone who was looking for someone to make her life whole. [ Reply | More ]
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And are you ok with this? Dates can be really horrible or really great. Keep it all in perspective [ Reply | More ]
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Never, if you're not looking to have (more) kids. [ Reply | More ]
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NP, never stop looking, but change your standards. My friends that kept lowering their standards as they got older all managed to lock it down. Those that kept high standards did not. [ Reply | More ]
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t h i s [ Reply | More ]
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I would have dc on my own if I was single by 35 [ Reply | More ]
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i like you very much, but i think it is instead smarter to freeze a dozen embryos at thirty. That gives you options [ Reply | More ]
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omg [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with the OMG. Wait until 32 to get the embryos [ Reply | More ]
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This is an unnecessary hassle. [ Reply | More ]
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why is it un necessary? If a woman decides she wants kids at 45 her only choice is frozen. her actual eggs are shot [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I had dd at 36 and ds at 42. I had a lot more energy and stamina at 36. Ds was a surprise but no way would I intentionally wait that late to have a kid. [ Reply | More ]
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I gave up at 31, found him at 32. Would have totally given up (meaning wouldn't even want to get married) at 40. [ Reply | More ]
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U gave up at 31? Seriously. That is really young to throw in the towel. [ Reply | More ]
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I knew I wanted 3 kids and to be done by 40, so I knew I'd better start getting used to the prospect of it not happening. [ Reply | More ]
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Literally no single women want to hear the truth. But the way to get a husband when time is running out is to treat it like a job. seven dates a week [ Reply | More ]
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When is time running out? 35? [ Reply | More ]
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If you want to have good chances at having more than one biological child, yes. It can still happen if you marry at 38 and get lucky with pregnancies. But I know way too many sad stories of infertility, repeat miscarriage, and premature ovarian failure [ Reply | More ]
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You are honest, and single women HATE honesty, they can not handle the truth! [ Reply | More ]
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PLUS ONE [ Reply | More ]
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My dear sis married @ 49. [ Reply | More ]
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These responses give me hope. I'm 24, and already ready to throw in the towel. Pathetic, I know, but I feel like I've have enough heartbreak for a lifetime. [ Reply | More ]
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I gave up at 37. Had a baby on my own at 39. [ Reply | More ]
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move out of nyc. it's not where you want to be if you are serious about getting married. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Downton Abbey Season5 has started in the UK, can I get it i. The U.S.? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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A streaming website like project free tv [ Reply | More ]
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yes, I watched it this afternoon - 5 hour difference. And it will be repeated during the week. There are commercials but they are fun. went to a website, paid a small amount, you can even do it through your iPhone and connect with plug to your TV. I understand you can connect wirelessly too. Good episode, will say nothing more. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think about the missing Afghanis? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you asking if they are going to become "sleeper agents" who later pull terrorist attacks? Probably not; they probably just don't want to go back to Afghanistan. Sort of like the Cuban baseball stars who defect during exhibition games in Florida. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My DD is extremely talented at an individual sport. Her cousin (my SIL's daughter) also competes in this sport. Unfortunately, my DD is much better than her cousin and although they are at different 'clubs' they end up competing on a regular basis. DD always wins/comes in at the top, while cousin is close to the bottom. It's making things awkward and I can tell SIL resents me. I'm thinking of having an honest talk with SIL about maybe taking her DD out of the sport. WWYD? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Meh. I wouldn't do anything. [ Reply | More ]
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Why take her out? Is it swimming? She can get better. How old are dc's? [ Reply | More ]
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didn't wanna out myself, but i doubt sil reads this site. it's figure skating. they're middle school age. [ Reply | More ]
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So your niece should quit figure skating because her cousin is better than her? Why on earth? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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How old? Kids peak at different times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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What levels are they competing at? Are they doing ISI or US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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There is no reason for your niece to give up a sport that she enjoys. If your daughter is truly more talented she should move to a higher level and then not compete against her cousin much longer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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This exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Niece can't enjoy the sport if she isn't the best? You should talk to a shrink instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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How is this your business? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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because it's affecting my relationship with SIL and DD's relationship with her cousin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Then take your daughter out of the sport if it is this troublesome to you. No need to force your niece to quit because you are uncomfortable with the results of competitions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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This!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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It's their call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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MYOB. What would you even say- "hey, Catherine, you should stop enrolling your kid in fencing because my kid always beats her so you realize there is no point in your kid continuing." Because I'm sure her kid is only enrolled so that she can beat your kid....? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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this. sorry but you sound extremely egotistical, OP. And you are assuming a heck of a lot. My dd is awkward and not an athlete by any stretch -- mostly b/c of genetic disorder that affects her gross motor skills. However, I want her to be active, so I encourage her to participate in sports. I couldn't care less if she's "the best," I just want her to be active and hopefully live up to her potential -- regardless of how low people like you may think that is. Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Sure, go right ahead. It is definitely up to you whether your SIL's DD figure skates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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And doing this would make things less awkward????? OMG don't do this. Just be normal and complimentary and non threatening to your niece and your daughter and your SIL. Someone has to be better at a sport, doesn't mean the other one can't also do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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Great idea! That would definitely improve your relationship. While you're at it, you should give her some pointers for raising more talented children. I'm sure she'd appreciate your insight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Figure skating can make parents and sometimes kids psycho. Everyone thinks their child will go to the Olympics and fulfill the families' dreams. OP, think about why you have your DD in skating. Is it for fame, for physical health, to learn good sportsmanship? I think identifying your goal and your daughter's goal will help you quite a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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As soon as one is over 5'4" or so or fills out, they are out of contention except for team skating. So, give it a bit of time, this sport self-selects. It's a waste of money, colleges don't even give scholarships for it. Hand dd a lacrosse stick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Please don't say anything. SIL and her DD know exactly where her DD stands and she would be in the same spot whether or not your DD was there, and SIL's DD obviously wants to continue. Why should this girl quit a sport because she isn't better than her cousin? Leave them alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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Get a life of your own. And say nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 04:08 AM Flag
[ - ] For those of you who don't get along with your siblings, what was your family life like? Why do you think you don't get along, and what do you think your parents could have done to help you get along better? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:16 AM Flag
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My sister was violent towards me and my mom was in denial. She is now 31 and will have tantrums where she throws things at me and tries to attack me. Because it's important to my mother that we occasionally spend time together as a family, I would be willing to if my mother was accepting of certain safety conditions but because my mom alternates between complete denial and blaming me, it's just not safe, particularly now that I have children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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Does your sister have mental health issues (bipolar, schizophrenia) or is it more related to family issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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Yes - she has been diagnosed with bipolar and a personality disorder and has had multiple psych hospitalizations (when brought by police or fire department) but my mom thinks she just has mild social anxiety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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It's ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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My sister and I were always very different, she was patronizing and we never quite mixed. To this day, she holds a grudge because I ran off and married her "husband to be". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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What? Please elaborate for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:13 AM Flag
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Long story, not as dramatic as it sounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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My sister and I were very different. I was older and got good grades and was thin. My sister didn't do well in school and was always overweight. I think my parents compensated by overly praising her and ignoring me. They would tell her she was beautiful and celebrate her D grades. Meanwhile, I was cut down and became hugely insecure about my looks and my straight As were brushed aside. So, a lot of resentment boiled up on both sides. All of their co-dependencies with my sister ended up making her continue her pattern. She's late 30s and has a douche estranged dh, no money, and a new job every year. All of her drama got to be too much once I had kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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I am the poster below you. Once I had dd my sister and I stopped speaking. We are estranged to this day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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My sister was always jealous of me and still is. She is a bully. Our mother just lets her be. Shockingly, she is the thin, pretty one. I am the opposite. There are so many issues I cant list them all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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Brother and I got along well as children, but he has betrayed me as an adult and although I am polite and involved with his child, I will never feel the same way again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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My parents played favorites. One brother was and is the obvious favorite. I was and am the family scapegoat. My narcissistic mother enjoys dangling a meagre inheritance before our noses to make us compete for her money and her love. As a result, I can't stand any of my sibs or their wives. Sad. Our "inheritance" is severe dysfunction stretching forward as far as the eye can see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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+1 Pretty much this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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I'm so worried one of my DC thinks we play favorites even though we don't really - just that the other DC are easier and don't argue as much, so this one ends up getting yelled at more, punished more, etc. How do I turn this around without punishing the others when they don't deserve it or letting this one get away with things and end up a spoiled brat? Any suggestions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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Have special time with that child when he is behaving well. Try to find things to feel affectionately towards the more difficult behavior. Separate behavior from person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Thanks - we do try and have special time but will work on it more. Just worry so that the perception will persist regardless. I know someone who pegs his whole identity on her resentment and I don't want that for DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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^^ on his resentment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:18 AM Flag
[ - ] What do midsize law firm partners in NYC generally make? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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there was a thread on this earlier this week- answer were like 400-450k for the recently-made partners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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I'm at a midsize firm. I think new junior partners start at $400k, average seems to be around $650-700k, and the real earners are between $1 and $2 million (with maybe two people above that). They have to buy into the partnership, pay 100% of health insurance out of pocket, and manage paying their own taxes (with no withholding - which gets many into big trouble), however, so like most other professions, it's not necessarily how much one makes, but how one manages it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Nope. Too high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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This is what it is at my midsize firm. What's the range at your firm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:03 AM Flag
[ - ] In which medical specialties can a physician earn more than $250K in NY and what is average salaries of those specialties? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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In general, the specialties that require both super high IQ and dexterity pay the most. Think Brain Surgeon for the highest income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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Cosmetic derm does well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Afternoon wedding/evening reception in Minneapolis. Proper attire for ladies = ? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:13 AM Flag
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Cocktail attire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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Yes, but I'd keep it simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:51 AM Flag
[ - ] I married an asshole. We go to neighbor's party with our children. DH just goes in to mingle and leaves me at the door with two kids playing shy and refusing to move from the doorway. I find him and tell him I have to take the kids home, which is fine. Every 2 secs he is coming home with a different neighbor to show them the progress in our renovation project as I am trying to put kids to bed. 56 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:12 AM Flag
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Sorry to hear this. I understand. He is selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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I'm confused. Why do you have to take the kids home? Why won't they come inside? Why are you at someone else's house when your DH is showing your renovation project? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:17 AM Flag
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+1 the solution is to shyness is not to reinforce shyness by taking kids home. Not only does it increase future shyness and avoidant coping but it communicates to the DCs that there was something to be afraid of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:20 AM Flag
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A tantrum was starting to develop and I wanted to get out of there before it escalated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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Do you always give in when a tantrum starts? No wonder they are still tan trimming at this age - it works!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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Momma sounds like you used that as an excuse for YOU to get out of there as a passive aggressive behavior directed at your DH. Why not go over to him and say "honey I need your help" and hand off one of the DCs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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The kids aren't little. If they wanted to be brats, she should have walked away and went to mingle. Instead she babied them and then took them home and is now blaming her DH because her children can't behave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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A 7 year old was having a tantrum at a neighborhood get together? You need to nip that in the bud unless he or she is autistic or the like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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And that they are incapable of handling this anxiety. Not good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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This. OP, if kids this old are so shy that they can't be at a neighborhood gathering, you need to coach them and reassure them that they are fine. Taking them right home sends the message that you agree they can't handle it. They can handle it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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We just got there. The kids are small 4 and 7. Instead of helping me diffuse the situation, he just goes on and leaves me there to deal with them. I left him at neighbor's house and came home . I am putting kids to bed , and he came in about 4 times with 3 people at the time to talk about the renovation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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4 and 7 are not so small that they couldn't come in with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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Oh hun maybe you should see a family therapist? Your children are too old to be behaving that way & maybe if you and DH were on the same page you could address the children's behavior better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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Kids of that age shouldn't get thrown off by visitors. A 2 year old, sure. But a 7 year old can surely continue to go to bed even if there is a visitor in a different part of the house? Come on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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They are 4 and 7, they can handle the distraction of a neighbor coming into their home. Getting upset about it is teaching them otherwise, and turning them into high maintenance people. Unless the neighbor was standing on their bed to see the renovated ceiling in their bedroom, why on earth couldn't your kids just continue to get ready for bed while the friend/neighbor was over? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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What's the problem? I don't get it. Isn't the point of a party to mingle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:17 AM Flag
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but you had multiple kids with the asshole too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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Good question. What's up with that, OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:06 AM Flag
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sucker for punishment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:20 AM Flag
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What part of this is assholish? I am genuinely not seeing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:08 AM Flag
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How old are the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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4 and 7 the big one is 42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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What did you want him to do at the party? Do you talk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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Not bring people over when he knows it is bed time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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Did you say something when he did it the first time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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This doesn't really make sense. If you were coddling or being socially anxious /codependent on you kids, it makes sense for him to ditch you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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So sorry OP that you are not getting better responses above, I totally understand the situation and agreed, he is an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:14 AM Flag
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You agree that if a 4 and 7 year old are shy at a party, OP has no choice but to go home and she thinks her DH shouldn't continue to socialize? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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Yep, your DH was being pretty thoughtless and clueless. I guess not exactly mean or cruel, though. Just really dumb. Sorry OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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You sound high maintenance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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Not trying to pile it on, but I genuinely don't understand why your DH is "at fault" here. Your kids are old enough to be expected to behave and to enter a person's home without hovering at the door. If it is a party where kids are invited, aren't other kids there? And if the party was at someone else's home, I am not understanding the logistics of you putting kids to bed and DH bringing people to show he renovation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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I can't imagine people who don't understand how this works. You get to a neighbors house and your kids are hesitant to go in, likely because they don't know anyone. You think the right answer is to drag them into the home against their will? Or that somehow a 7 year old should automatically be comfortable in whatever strange setting their parents walk them into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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First of all, a next door neighbor's house should hardly be a strange setting. Drag them against their will, no. But calmly talk to them about how they are going to walk around (holding your hand if they want) and say hello to people and then after 15 minutes they can leave if they still want to leave. If my 7 year old had such extreme anxiety that she couldn't enter a neighbor's home with both of her parents alongside her, then I would consider counseling to help her because that isn't normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Says who? The mom of a kid who can't wait to get into a room and show off to adults? My kid is almost 8 and doesn't want to walk into a neighbors house he's never been to. I promise you he doesn't need counseling because of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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But even though he doesn't *want* to walk into the neighbors house, doesn't mean he has a tantrum right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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He's with a parent! Are you f-ing kidding me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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"Doesn't want to" and "refuses" to are 2 different things. My child does not have the authority to say where we go and what we do. If I have a shy child, I talk to them beforehand, tell them what they can expect and that they are part of the family and thus, are expected to behave well and go, even if they don't want to. Your 8 yr. old doesn't trust you not to take him somewhere unsafe? -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Are you OP? It's a neighbor, you're not crossing the border into a friggin war zone. Explain who the people are ("mommy and daddy met bob and jane at X and they invited us over. They have children a little older than you named Sara and John. We are bringing a yummy dessert from the bakery. Would you like to give it to Sara when we get there?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Who is saying anything about "showing off"? How about saying hello and not throwing a tantrum? If the family invited you over with your kids and don't have kids the same age or so, probably they have a place the kids can go, like a den or a table in the room where they can color, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Who is saying anything about "showing off"? How about saying hello and not throwing a tantrum? If the family invited you over with your kids and don't have kids the same age or so, probably they have a place the kids can go, like a den or a table in the room where they can color, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Who is saying anything about "showing off"? How about saying hello and not throwing a tantrum? If the family invited you over with your kids and don't have kids the same age or so, probably they have a place the kids can go, like a den or a table in the room where they can color, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Who is saying anything about "showing off"? How about saying hello and not throwing a tantrum? If the family invited you over with your kids and don't have kids the same age or so, probably they have a place the kids can go, like a den or a table in the room where they can color, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Yes - you weren't sending a 7 year old into a strange situation. You were going to someone's home as a family. The child had their sibling and both parents present. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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^ although I actually think that a 7 year old should be able to do such things as be polite and well behaved even if in a strange situation alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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But it is the neighbors. Don't they know the neighbors? Is it a party with other kids? I really don't understand the scenario or why this is an issue. Why not talk about it before they go so they know what to expect and what to do? They can each bring a book or toy as a nice breaker or to quietly amuse themselves while parents mingle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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pretty much yes, they should, someone's home? ffs?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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OMG OP. Your kids own you and are playing you like a fiddle. And your DH just wants to have fun and socialize with the neighbors ( prob doing damage control so his family doesn't look like a bunch of freaks). You have given your DCs the power and by leaving the party you have sent the message that they are in control and that socializing with others is worthy of fear. Sorry, I am on DH's side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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Eh. Coupla things. If it was their bedtime, why were they at a party? Did they need to go home to go to bed or because they were shy? Either way, I can relate to the distraction issue. I read to dd (7) every night and ask dh to watch ds(1-1/2) while I do so. He will bring ds upstairs where we're reading and it will totally distract her/interrupt us. Kids get wound up by anything out of the ordinary. He's an ass but unfortunately, a normal ass. Most men are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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I would feel the same way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:20 AM Flag
[ - ] As a kid, I was always too heavy to wear the cute clothes the other kids wore. I had to wear boys' jeans and baggy tee shirts. I really hope my DD doesn't suffer the same fate as I did. I am paranoid because she is already very big for her age at 3 yo :( 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:10 AM Flag
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How big? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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She is 43 inches tall and weighs 54 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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You again? Every night with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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You are done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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Hi, I hope not, too. Fortunately, there are a lot more clothing options these days for kids of all sizes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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you cannot fight genetics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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You totally can fight genetics. Keep her active and have lots of protein, fruit and veggies at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Your DD is on the bigger side (but not terribly big), but I agree there are LOTS of clothing options now. It's also not too late to get her on a more regimented eating/exercise schedule if you and your doctor think it's appropriate. My sister (who was a heavy child and was teased terribly back then) did this with her DD at 2.5 y.o. and it made all the difference. My sister is thrilled that her DD (now 12) didn't have to suffer what she did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know what typical short term disability leave is like for a stillbirth between 22-24 weeks? It's in NY State with BC/BS insurance. Having trouble getting an answer from HR dept. If you have been in this unfortunate situation, how much leave did you take and was it paid? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:07 AM Flag
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I'm sorry for your loss. I know have a specific answer but it should fall under FMLA the same way maternity leave or a serious illness would & should be based upon your drs recommendation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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No answers for you unfortunately, but just want to say so sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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I am so, so sorry. I think it may depend on your companies policy, I think it may be 26 weeks for my company, so maybe that is based upon some standard? Also, FMLA may run concurrently. I'm sure your doctor can certainly document both physical and mental disability based upon these circumstances. Maybe a good friend can do some research for you. I'm so sorry. Please take care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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I would think there's a medical reason to be out for certain period of time. An normal appendicitis might be 2 or 3 wks, as a vague example. Along with the emotional loss, there's been a medical "incident" too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Hugs. Had late loss too. It just sucks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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