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[ - ] Who would play you in "UB: the movie"? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Are more families moving to the burbs again or did we send Ds to a low income preschool? Most of his classmates are moving to the burbs or going public. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:40 PM Flag
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Which PS? Unless "TT" its normal for a lot of the class to move out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:41 PM Flag
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there should be good stats on this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:41 PM Flag
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You could be well in the top 1% (even limiting universe to only NYC) and still decide for financial reasons to go burbs or public, esp if you live in UES UWS Tribeca WestVil where PS are great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:41 PM Flag
[ - ] DS is considering Hunter College. Any thoughts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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What is he thinking about studying. It's in a great area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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He wants to study science but is not sure about his path. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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The science classes are huge the first and second year. It's like that at the state schools, too. The sciences can get stressful, too. It's not a cake walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:42 PM Flag
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Well, you won't have any debt when he's finished, most likely, and that is a wonderful thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one who finds Chewbacca Lady annoying? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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No, you are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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Chewbacca lady is getting media jobs. I don't get the appeal. She is like the lady I try to avoid at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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Just curious: How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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+1. Another fatty. Why are all American flyover women so fat and crude? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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Tell us about yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:33 PM Flag
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Oh boy--you might be worse! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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Op here: would not go that far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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It's definitely overrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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Not annoying just not interesting enough to watch the whole clip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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I don't get what's so funny about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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This? What are we missing? I mean I get she is happy. That doesn't surprise me, I am happy. People are so crazy about it. Are most people so miserable that it shocks them to see someone happy over something stupid. I mean I get happy about something stupid at least once a week. So what is so amazing about the video? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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I almost just posted this! I don't get it!!!!!! SO annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:33 PM Flag
[ - ] ISO a nice laundry bag to give as a HS graduation gift. Any leads? Etsy doesn't have any that I'm crazy about. Would like something w/ a shoulder strap vs. just a drawstring. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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No one wants a laundry bag for a present. Nobody especially a kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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dd was given a really nice Vera Bradley laundry bag for her HS graduation and used it throughout college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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Oh yes. It might get used. But it's not what I thought op asked . I thought she asked if it was a good gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Can I uber a car from NYC to Washington DC? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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Yes. But will cost you...!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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Rent a car or take a bus or train. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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You could, certainly, but why the heck would you want to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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I use a car service to have my mother brought from Philadelphia to East Hampton. You can get anything you want, if you're willing to pay. If suggest not using uber though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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AMTRAK seems like a good idea to consider, unless your situation is quite unusual [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:34 PM Flag
[ - ] How can I reign in my 5yo ds? He is totally impulsive and accident prone. He gets hurt a lot because of it. We talk a lot about safety awareness, which he understands, and is in physical/occupational therapy for body awareness. He needed stitches yesterday. I'm worried if he doesn't start being more careful he'll end up in the ER. How can I help him to chill the fuck out and think before he does something dangerous? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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Rein in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:08 PM Flag
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Yes. Ugh. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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np: Seriously, how is this helpful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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^^^I really hope this is OP correcting herself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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No, it wasn't me correcting myself, but I'm a grammar Nazi and therefore deserved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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You really have only 2 choices: either continue with the therapy and give it time, or put him on meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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No evidence that he has ADHD though. If he really did, I'd consider it, but that's not his issue. It's like physical impulsivity and detrimental fearlessness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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Is he able to do a sport? Maybe let him get out his energy in a safe and controlled environment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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We are working on this for summer/next year. Absolutely will need to be one of those multi-sport children. It's interesting how he's so coordinated with a soccer ball and tennis racket but not at all in day-to-day life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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Too young to diagnose ADHD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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I don't think you can. My 12YO niece is still like this. Last month she stood too close to the batter. The batter threw the bat (which he wasn't supposed to) and she wasn't paying attention. Now she has two broken teeth and five more that are lose. It really wasn't her fault this time, but this kind of stuff always happens to her, because she is not cautious. :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] They timed rolling Warren out to coincide with the state department report, right? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:04 PM Flag
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You mean Pocahontas? She should have endorsed Bernie Sanders. Big fail on her part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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She should have run. I have no idea why she didn't run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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This! Much better candidate than Hillary Clinton, but then, almost everybody is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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Because she believes she will have more chance in the future [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:13 PM Flag
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Why does she look so much better than HRC? They are about the same age right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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Umm, she's been going after Trump for almost 2 weeks now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:25 PM Flag
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Really? I haven't heard much from Faux-cahontas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I was in a terrible mood after work, walked out to my car and someone had totally encroached my space..I could barely get into my car. I angrily keyed the car a little bit. I know I scratched it. I feel terrible now and wish I could make it right. I don't have a lot of money either :( 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:04 PM Flag
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you know, I have gotten so angry at other drivers. Sometimes I envision myself following them and keying their car but i know in my heart of hearts I just don't have it in me. I empathize with how you feel. Even though you were angry at them it's really not in your value system to vandalize. You won't do it again. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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WTF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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WTF is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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Op: obviously I feel terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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Next time just leave a note under their windshield. Keep it courteous. You'll spread civilization that way. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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At least you realize you did the wrong thing. Don't do it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:29 PM Flag
[ - ] How are USF, UCSF, and SF State different? Academically, socially, etc? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:00 PM Flag
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UCSF doesn't have an undergrad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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Similar to Rockefeller Univ. in NYC. Grad programs only in life sciences, medicine, and dentistry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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They are 3 completely different schools and cannot be any more different other than they are all located in SF. Confused by this question. USF is a Jesuit private school. UCSF is a medical school, not a college. And SF State is a public state school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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The same way that USC, UCLA medical school, and Chico State are different. You're talking apples, bananas and oranges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Update from poster who found out Monday morning that DH cheated two months ago and kept texting affair. I can finally breathe. And I don't feel like crying all day. I still can't eat much, but I will try. I meet with a therapist alone and a divorce attorney tmrw. He wants to reconcile and make the marriage stronger. I am going to try but also work on my exit strategy. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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Thanks to all of you for your kind words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:56 PM Flag
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Just think of all the weight you are going to lose. The divorce diet works! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:56 PM Flag
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Yeah, I can see that. I've had an apple slice and a slice of pizza with the kids. Felt like throwing up after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:58 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, that sucks. It does get better as time goes on. Just get through the bad parts as best you can, and be easy on yourself. There's no one "right" way for handling it all, you just put one foot in front of the other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:03 PM Flag
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Thanks. I confided in two people- best friend from college and dh's dad (which sounds odd but he's a great person). They are making me feel like either option will be great depending on what I want. And I have decided to stop feeling hurt and bitter as much as I can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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You'll have to get through the feelings one way or another, just like crying, you need to get it out before you can get to the point where you feel like stopping. It's no fun. I hope therapy helps you; it saved me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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Good luck, take your time. Take care of yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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Wnile it seems prudent to pursue both trying to save the marriage and developing an exit strategy, I wonder if you will be able to really make an honest attempt if one foot is out the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:41 PM Flag
[ - ] We have a terrace outside our apartment. Thinking of getting some of that artificial grass to put in the corner for the dog. Stupid? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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I did that. The smell was awful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:56 PM Flag
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You will still have to clean it. Might just be easier to let them go on the terrace and keep a mop handy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:05 PM Flag
[ - ] How to handle? 3rd grader is refusing to do this week's homework. She normally come home and gets it done without being asked. But this week she's refusing. Should I let her just not turn it in on time? (I think it would bother her to have her teacher know that she didn't get it done on time.) Or should I try to "make her do it" by threatening to not let her go to soccer practice unless it is done? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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Don't take away something where other people are depending on her. What is going on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:52 PM Flag
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I think she's upset because she doesn't "get" one of the math pages. I sat down to work on it with her, which I rarely do because she usually just "gets" it. I even found the monopoly game and got out play $$ to help her visualize the problem. She ended up throwing the page on the floor and storming off. I wish my husband wasn't out tonight, because he'd be able to help out with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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You need a penis to do math or discipline your child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:56 PM Flag
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np- stop and try to be nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:57 PM Flag
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OP: No, it is just that things between us have gotten a bit intense tonight and I think she'd respond differently to him than she would to me now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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Ah the start of pre teen. Also a problem for some smart kids - so much is easy that they don't handle a bump well. There is this great quote we have on our door at our house "No matter the ability - whether it's intelligence, creativity, self-control, charm or athleticism- studies show them to be profoundly malleable. When it comes to mastering any skill, your experience, effort, and persistence matter a lot. So if you are a Bright girl, it's time to toss out you (mistaken) belief about how ability works, embrace the fact that you can always improve, and reclaim the confidence to tackle any challenge." Or she just could be missing her dad. But it doesn't hurt to tell her this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:04 PM Flag
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WTF? On the door in your house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:27 PM Flag
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Beats "EAT" or "DREAM" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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that's a really long quote to have posted on a door in your home. usually, it's just like "live laugh love" or some shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Let her take a break, go to practice and do it when she comes back. As hw becomes more complicated, there are going to be concepts that she doesn’t get. She should learn to handle the struggle and try until it makes sense, or at least put forth a decent effort. She’ll have to do it eventually, might as well do it on time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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I would make her do it. Treat it like a rule of the house: we get our homework done. If not, she loses privileges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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of course she has to do it. why is this even a question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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OP: Well, I've heard people say that it is good to let kids suffer the natural consequence of bad decisions from time to time, like having the teacher be disappointed in her. She is a kid who does all the extra credit worksheets by choice and really cares about her grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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My 3rd grader made a report card for her teacher. Maybe it's something about the age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:57 PM Flag
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Skip it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:00 PM Flag
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Doesn't all the research show that homework serves no academic purpose for elementary age? The only thing it can do is make kids hate school. Let her skip it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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np: OMG. You people are crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:07 PM Flag
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NP I'm sane and read the same research. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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That's not the issue! I agree that homework sucks and I'm aware that there are studies to back this up, but if it's required by the school, she needs to get it done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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What does the research show about deciding not to do things because they are hard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:27 PM Flag
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With no emotion, let her know that there will like be repercussions w her teacher if she doesn't do it. Then let the choice be hers. It's not like anything awful will happen but may be good to let her be in charge of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm having one bad day over the last, oh, three hundred or so, and I'm being as up front as possible by saying "something really disappointing happened to me today, and I am really upset about it" and my wife is giving me shit because, in her words, "she is upset that I'm in a bad mood." For example, I went out today and bought things for dinner. She came home and started cooking. I said "I bought things to make; I was going to cook in a few minutes. Do you feel like cooking?" She says "well, what's my choice?" I say "I'm not really hungry right now, so I don't want to eat at 5:45." She says "well, I'm starving so I'm going to make the kids eat with me and you do whatever you want." Is this normal? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:48 PM Flag
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There is something wrong with you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:50 PM Flag
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I don't understand the problem. You're angry that your DW is cooking when you're not hungry yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:50 PM Flag
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He is so needy it's disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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Are you the one with the physician wife? Because you sound so annoying. You don't seem to understand how hard it is to be a doctor. It's emotionally and physically grueling. You don't understand that she is stretched to her breaking point every single day, and here you are whining about eating dinner at 5:45? You are a loser. You annoy me and I'm not even married to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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You are acting like a child, please seek help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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It sounds like you guys don't have a system in place around cooking and shopping. This can cause confusion and resentment. I think a lot of people make dinner for families around 5:45 so it isn't unreasonable for her to do so. It also sounds like she was hoping you would cook tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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Your DW is normal, you are bizarrely needy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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So ... huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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Well, it sounds like you guys have pretty bad communication and I'm guessing maybe it's been building up for a long time. You mentioned that you've been having bad days for just under a full year. Can you give us a bit more detail on that? If you've been coming home every day in a crappy mood and complaining to your DW, then I imagine she could have hit a threshold level where it's a bit tough to deal with. Do you think you have depression issues? As far as dinner goes, I think that's just kind of a logistical issue with you two. It seems like it'd be easy to tell her earlier in the day that you're planning on coming home and cooking and you'd like the two of you to eat at 6:30 or 7 and ask her if that works. It doesn't seem so odd for her to come in and start cooking if that's what the normal plan is each day. Or is it not? Need a bit more detail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:54 PM Flag
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No, the opposite. This is the one bad day I've had in a year. And I cooked on Monday, and yesterday too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:59 PM Flag
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Your cooking issues seems so avoidable. It almost feels like you set yourself up for failure. Why didn't you tell wife that you wanted to cook that night (and what time) earlier in the day? Why did you expect to come in with this plan...not be cooking when she got home and then expect her to immediately accommodate. Do you not care that she was starving? That's not very kind. If you'd communicated earlier in the day, she could have grabbed a granola bar at 3. Also, don't the kids eat kind of early each day? Do you do separate meals for kids and parents? If yes, that's fairly normal, but something that's discussed between a couple. If there's no set plan, then it's communicated about each day. Just not that hard. I feel like this isn't about the meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:58 PM Flag
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Do you two just not really like each other? Has therapy happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:03 PM Flag
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You guys are so fucking predictable. You think men are supposed to be constant wells of emotional support who never ask for anything in return. Do you know how many times I've sat and listened to her talk about work or complain about her colleagues or about her weight or about how her friends do this or that? And I ask for one fucking night of being left alone since I'm really upset and it's my problem for being, what, needy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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You're needy and unpleasant and super critical all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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NP. The women in here don't understand much about men; that much is obvious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Translations 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:41 PM Flag
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"that there is no evidence of any successful breach of the Secretary’s server" Translation- we've got the server and no, we aren't going to tell you there are logs of state secrets being hacked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:42 PM Flag
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"Mrs. Clinton’s campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, issued a statement saying the findings that the problems with record keeping extended beyond Mrs. Clinton’s tenure." Translation- I need to keep backing up because everything I said in the past keeps being proven untrue as details come out. I need to say Colin Powell using his msn account a few times is just as bad as 2000 of my emails having serious state secrets on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:44 PM Flag
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Colin Powell did the same thing. Sorry to interrupt your vitriol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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np--Colin Powell and all the other secretaries of state cooperated with the State department's Inspector General. Clinton and her aides refused to interview with him. Powell did not have his own server and leave the state department with all his emails, contrary to government record keeping laws. Clinton did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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"Mrs. Clinton belatedly turned over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department, which she said were all the records “in her custody.” Translation- because I destroyed the records I didn't want you to see. I have said I did nothing illegal because you haven't yet proven so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.16, 09:47 PM Flag
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