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[ - ] Can we post on special needs or is it not working anymore? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 05.23.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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A few of the boards appear to be not working right now--same with schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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you can post, but can't see the older posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:05 PM Flag
[ - ] for the night crowd,,,,,,,,,,,,My good friend has a dh that has been going through depression since 6mo after they were married 5yrs ago. It is so hard for her, they have tried so many things....I am more worried for her than him at this point, any advice, ideas? should she even stay with him 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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He should see a pychiatrist and a therapists. Hopefully things will get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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no such luck, apparently the parents have a "tough it up" kind of attitude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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well, nothing's going to change as long as he sticks with that philosophy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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if he's not willing to do anything about it she could consider leaving or seeing if he'll agree to marital counseling so she can explain to him how his refusal to take care of himself means he's abandoned her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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what parents? his parents? why do they get to decide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:59 PM Flag
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he listens to everything they tell him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:00 PM Flag
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He needs to start listening to his wife. She needs to insist - if he chooses his parents over her, she needs to make some ultimatums. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:03 PM Flag
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is he on meds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:57 PM Flag
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seriously doubt it....I wish though! I guess he moved away from his other town (other state) to get a fresh start and go down a better path...wonderful for us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:59 PM Flag
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sorry that was for another post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:59 PM Flag
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He is on meds, but very low doses bc he is sensitive. I feel so bad for my friend it is exhausting on her after so many years- she has a super stressful job too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:01 PM Flag
[ - ] HOLY SHIT. My sil (dh bro's wife) just called hysterically crying saying "Please tell Frank (my dh) to not hate me!". I thought to myself did she kill my bil? WHat it was is that she filed for divorce after 25 yrs. She found out he's been having an affair for 2yrs. He moved her upstate to Syracuse while he was living with their teenage son in Middletown (so he could finish HS there). Mind you this man is the GEEKS of all DWEEBS. He is the LAST PERSON on earth you would think that would have an affair. I feel so bad for her. She OD'd on pills and was in ICU and her dh didn't come to visit. Told the ICU Dr that they are over, ect. What a bastard. He denied the affair until he came to meet the mistress and the wife was there too. UGH some men are SCUMBAGS 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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I hope your brother is being supportive toward her and has let his brother know how disappointed he is in his behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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op: yes I just called my dh and told him what an ass his brother has been. He was in TOTAL SHOCK. He also said he is going to call SIL to let her know that she did nothing wrong and his brother is to blame for his actions. Ugh poor lady. She literally is the kind of woman who did all for her family. No education, no job, no friends..everything was his wants and desires which she was very happy with. Now she finds herself very lonely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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Wow - she's out of the hospital now I assume? Do they have kids? What an ass! So tough though because ultimately your DH will need to stick by his brother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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she is out of the hospital. They have a teen son which is in his senior yr of HS. My DH will NOT stick by his brother in this case. He will call a spade a spade and if his brother did wrong, he will let him know he isn't going to be against the SIL just because they share blood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:57 PM Flag
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that happens w/geeks sometimes. they're so flattered by the interest/attention, they can't keep it in perspective. [ Reply | More ]
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op; lol true. [ Reply | More ]
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np: very true. poor woman ihope she's able to put together a new better life for herself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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I blame middletown, that place sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I got married at 25. Dh and I both vowed to not have children. (I am the oldest of six and felt like I raised them). All of my siblings married, had a zillion children. None for me, thanks. Then, I turned 38. And DH and I were like, Hey, let's have a baby! I got pregnant (literally) the next day. Here's the thing. Every single choice I've made with DD, (now 15 months), my siblings bring up the fact that I "never wanted kids." I stop BF at 8 months. My sister says, "that's because you never wanted kids." I put DD in daycare part time. Another sister says, "well you never wanted kids so that's easier for you to do.." I think this is so fucked up and offensive. And when I say so, they say I am being sensitive. UB, am I being sensitive? Or is that a really inappropriate thing to say to someone?! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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Its ok for siblings to say inappropriate things to each other - just like its okay for you to smile and say that you gave this decision to have a child a lot more thought then they did and given your preparation you are very comfortable with your choices and f off if they don't like it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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only in very rude, inappropriate families is that okay. It is not okay in my family, for instance, for siblings to say that sort of hurtful thing. If I were OP, I would be angry. plus, the stuff they are criticizing you for is really, just nothing. I would be offended if someone criticized me on how long I bfed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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no you aren't being sensitive they are being assholes and very offensive to you. They are judging you. You shoudl tell them if I didn't want a child I would have had an abortion dickwad [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Can I copy and paste what you just wrote and send it to my sister? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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sure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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I would really be pissed if I kept hearing that! What she is saying is that you don't want your own dd. I would not want my dd to hear talk like that. I would confront her and tell her to stop. It is fucked up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. that's exactly what I feel like she's saying. [ Reply | More ]
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That would really bother me. I guess your siblings are getting you back for moaning all your life about what pains they were to you. But you can't live with that forever. Call a general family meeting and tell them all to stop immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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I'd tell them all flat out that it's rude and that you don't want to hear it any more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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only option. do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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It's hard to see, but they no doubt felt that you were passing judgement on them all those years by refusing to have kids, and now they're getting you back. They may also envy all your years of freedom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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yes you're being sensitive - b/c you should be! what insensitive jerks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a Hastens mattress and/or Hastens bed linen? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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I was going to buy one of their mattresses, but they're really soft. Found an organic/handmade one at Long's bedding that was better, imo. And it was made in Pennsylvania, I think, so much more eco! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:02 PM Flag
[ - ] DC moms...what's a good breakfast place in Georgetown? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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Addie's in Rockville (part of the Black Restaurant Group). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:52 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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There's also Black Market in Garrett Park - may be a cuter venue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Circle Line with 2yo? Yah or No Way In Hell? Strollers ok? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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The Staten Island Ferry is FREE. With gorgeous views of the city and Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:51 PM Flag
[ - ] how is the sex and the city movie? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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as bad as the show [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:47 PM Flag
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then great! can't wait [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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LOL! Better you than me! ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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It's not out yet, how would we know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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i am such a dork, i already bought my ticket for fri [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] when did you stop giving db the bottle and how was that transition? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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3yo! And against all UB wisdom, it was fine and easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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Thinking about that also right now - db 10mo. - starting to give cup during day feedings and doing bottle in am and pm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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Switched my just 13mo's bedtime bottle to a sippy cup 3 days ago, and she's fine with it. Stopped the morning bottle at 12 mos, no problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:02 PM Flag
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what sippy cup are you using? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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That's been a PITA. Have tried several and she generally wants someone to hold it for her except at night when she's reclining. We're now using the Playtex (stage 1, I think) and she seems to like it best. Avents leak and she didn't like the Nuby at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:08 PM Flag
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i was going to try the NUBY ones and then someone recommended the take and toss ones by munchkin.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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I tried The First Years take and toss ones and they leak like crazy. Hope the munchkins work better for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] how awesome is it that obama will sub in for ted kennedy bc he cant make a commencement speech this weekend? lucky class! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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ummm yeah, Kennedy is dying so what a big break - yay! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:47 PM Flag
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you are way low class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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it does seem a little crass to rejoice over the last minute substitution [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:50 PM Flag
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I agree with the OR. Great that they get Obama, but it's because the original guy has brain cancer. Not really "woo hoo, we got so lucky" kind of moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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Kinda wonder why Obama would sub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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As a nice gesture to the old man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:57 PM Flag
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ita. kind of sad, actually. [ Reply | More ]
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1st time i heard he is dying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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there is no cure for this cancer he has. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think inoperable malignant brain tumor is terribly good diagnosis. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ladies I need genuine help here. I am invited to a Girls Night - largely because these are the wives of my DHs friends. I am shy and people think I am a bitch. I need some advice on how I can endear myself to these women and make some friends, finally! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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have just enough to drink so you aren't shy, but not enough so that you are obnoxious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:43 PM Flag
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lol! good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:44 PM Flag
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people think you're a bitch? why? just b/c you're shy? that doesn't seem right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:43 PM Flag
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happens all the time. People misinterprete quietness for bitchiness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:47 PM Flag
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smile. look people in the eye and compliment them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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ok dumb wuestion - does everyone get a compliment or do I sprinkle them around? [ Reply | More ]
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np don't over do it but yes, a complement to everyone will go a lolng way. They will think you are charming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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don't talk about yourself. Ask questions, smile a lot and you will be fine [ Reply | More ]
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yes, all you need to do is listen (act interested, ask questions, nod) and people walk away thinking you're a great conversationalist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:50 PM Flag
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OR yup. WOrks every time. I used to be shy til I learned this little trick [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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go out and get yourself a fantastic new outfit for the event. if you feel good / look good you are likely to be more social. I always go by the "act as if" motto. Act as if you are the friendliest girl in town, they are sure to buy it if you believe it!! [ Reply | More ]
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