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[ - ] I'm in my late 20s and noticed a lot of my married or LT couple friends "growing" into each other in a really unhealthy way. Like some of the women have just become increasing prima donnas because their husbands or partners think the tantrums are cute and they lose sight of what normal and cordial behaviors are. Anyone else experience this? (FWIW, I'm also married - but DH and I are pretty laid back people who don't get worked up towards much.) 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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examples of prima donna behavior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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Just like public tantrums - a bunch of us went on a trip together and I just felt like some of the complaining was OTT - whining about not wanting to be at a restaurant, then refusing to eat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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Are you on a real housewives show? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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No- but I was shocked too. They were never like this before but I think they've had a few years of getting super comfortable with their boyfriends / husbands and it's causing this behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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One of the husbands on real housewives tried to pick me up at a bar. He was gross (random tangent, I know) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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ooh who? Just say which franchise (I'm betting RHOBH) you don't have to name the individual! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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New York, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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tbh you seem a little worked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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I've seen this. I know exactly what you mean. I went to a dinner party with a bunch of wives like this and I felt like I was in the middle of a 12-year-old's birthday party with all the screaming and little girl like behavior. It was very weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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These women were in their late 40s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Yes exactly! And these women are successful and professional. But I think they get used to being a princess at home and sometimes that bleeds out in social situations where it's inappropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one who misses the grunge era? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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I enjoyed it as a teenager [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:56 PM Flag
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+1, still have my Doc Martens somewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Kurt Cobain 4eva [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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Yes. Boring and sad era sartorially and culturally. Kurt Cobain was the exception not the rule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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What are you into? Vuitton bags? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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Nope, but also not into boring, mopey plaid shirts and doc martens, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Ah, I miss those days. You have no idea how cool it was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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I do. It may have been cool but it just wasn't me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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i wanted to be Bridget Fonda from Singles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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move to portland. it's still here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:04 PM Flag
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You miss that era or you miss being the age you were during that era? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Eric for a boy-- yay or nay? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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Like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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I feel like it's weird that you needed to add "for a boy." Does anyone know a girl named Eric?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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I wouldn't be surprised if there was a girl named Eric. I've heard of girls named Noah. Anything's possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] As an older parent it is so shocking how we are just forgotten about by our friends. After all the bachelorette parties, engagement parties, bridesmaid expenses and then baby shower presents and baby presents and birthday and christmas presents it blows my mind that just because we eloped no one thinks to give back to our kids. I would love if they could just give me back some of the nice things I gave second hand. I seriously think they must have sold them on eBay. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:51 PM Flag
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+1. I think she thinks they should just give her some $$ for what she "saved" them by not inviting them to her wedding or having a shower. What would be good for you, OP? $500 per couple? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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NP-She's just asking for reciprocity, in any form--not because she eloped but because they're friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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You gave them used stuff and now you want it back? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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I get what you're saying but when you elope it kind of means you're eschewing that stuff. Christmas and holidays are a different ball of wax than showers and wedding presents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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There was a SATC episode about this. It was the one that had Tatum O'Neal guest star [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Best fancy weekend trip for mom's 65th bday, spring/summer. 2 little kids plus 6 adults. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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Everywhere is beautiful in June. Depends on what your mom and you/your family likes. Anywhere could be great -- Italy, France, California, Nantucket, the Hamptons, the Carolinas -- you kind of can't go wrong in June or September! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:53 PM Flag
[ - ] What did you DH for Valentine's Day? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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Card ice cream cake kiss - cooking steak dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Carvel? I am falling in love with you I think! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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Yes!! They have them at my grocery store for cheap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:42 PM Flag
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Played preten that divorce isn't happening [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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Awww sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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Wrote cards with loving language like it's not real. Is he kidding me? I am done living his lies and delusion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:36 PM Flag
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Good luck. A year from now things will be different [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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He can't win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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Op here: there are no winners in a divorce. It's all about cutting your losses. I let him control me for 15 years, he alienated me from the world, lied, concealed his motivations, etc. forced me into a sexless marriage. Why should he win anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:42 PM Flag
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Examine yourself and what role you played in all this. Why did you marry him and why did you stay? I think this will actually be of more help to you than blaming everything on him. Take responsibility for your own part in what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:51 PM Flag
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What makes you think I haven't? You are a dude, I can tell. You got dumped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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I am a 56 year old woman, born and raised in Manhattan, married to the same husband for almost 30 years. I am not at all trying to blame you or upset you. I was in therapy for a long time and these are questions that my therapist posed to me that I found useful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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So I guess you decided to stick it out. Wow, kudos to you. I am amazed by the vitriol that women on this board show towards women who have decided to get divorced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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Np- it's obvious that you want people to feel bad for you because divorce "happened" to you. It didnt. You cause you own situations. No one "did" this to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Hey, I'm not saying that at all. Either way -- divorce or stay married -- I don't think anyone can get inside anyone else's marriage. I think to be an intelligent human being is kind of a struggle, and that anyone who is married to the same partner for 10 years + the marriage is going to go through rough patches, legitemately. I really am saying that you can't change him but you can possibly learn something from the whole thing. Sincerely, good luck and best wishes to you, OP. Valentine's day in this particular year must extra suck, but stay open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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Booked a trip for the weekend. Got us a boutique hotel, booked a few tours of the city, booked a valentines meal at a james beard award winning restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:42 PM Flag
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I got us New Order tickets for next month as a surprise gift, gave him a card. He did nothing for me today and I'm pissed because I wanted to surprise the kids tomorrow and take them to an indoor water park but he doesn't feel like driving that far. Oh okay, let's just let them spend another day cooped up here, by all means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:46 PM Flag
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Np: you can't take them by yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:56 PM Flag
[ - ] DH has assertiveness problems, he can't say no to others and becomes the "good guy" at every chance at our expense. This morning, someone who didn't contact us for 15 years called to get some professional advice, DH already knew that he would call, said he was available although we were about to start eating breakfast. DS and I had breakfast while DH was on the phone for 1 hour. During weekdays, we never eat breakfast together bc of time constraints and weekend breakfasts are important to me, but because he couldn't tell the other person to call 1 hout later he said he was available. This is unimportant and a very small inconvenience but whenever we have to interact with others this is the way he acts. Over the years, I feel like I have isolated myself so that we don't have much interaction with others and I don't get upset but I feel like I'm at my end of patience. What should I do to make him understand how this upsets me? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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He isn't going to change. It is probably rooted in his upbringing. He is scared of asserting himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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^^^ btw, this wasn't a work related call, the caller used to be a friend, he called just to get advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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What was for breakfast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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toast, eggs, tea, olives, jam etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Maybe he's just a good guy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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at our expense which is the problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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+1 I have the same problem. it makes me want to scream. he would basically push me and ds into the oncoming traffic to make way for some random stranger. so bizarre. way too kind to strangers, who are just a bunch of jerks themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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op: exactly, this guy who called, I said he was a friend, actually he never was a friend, he is just someone we knew years ago who used to be very selfish and narrow minded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:32 PM Flag
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op: did your DH had a tough childhood? mine had lost his mom at age 8, was sent to boarding school at age 11 and I believe he developed this type of personality to cope with challenges he had to deal at a young age by himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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My dh does this. Will massively inconvenience me and dc to accommodate random strangers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:36 PM Flag
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it's not that he's a good guy.. it's that he wants to be liked [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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Did you know this about him before you got married? It's probably more useful to you to examine why you married him -- what he brought to the table, than it is to think you are going to change him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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op: we are married for 19 years, he used to behave like that from the beginning. I think by isolating ourselves, we're able to keep this issue at bay. I also found out many things about myself that I had been emotionally abused by my mother and as a result of my personality I overlooked many things at the beginning, or assumed responsibility for many of DH's shortcomings instead of him (typical of codependent personalities like me). I'm aware of many things now and as a result have less patience, I can pinpoint the problem w/o the drama which makes DH act as dismissive which consumes my patience even more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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Is your DH a middle child? Did he have a SN sibling or a very difficult parent he needed to please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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op: he is the older child, grew up w/o mom after she had passed away when Dh wa only 8. DH's dad is a character and difficult to please, inconsistent, undependable person and very mean to DH at times. However DH shows great respect and love towards him which I could never understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:45 PM Flag
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Could it be thst your isolating him is causing him to do this more and more so as to maintain a semblance of a social life and connection to others. Did he do this this morning in direct effort to flaunt your attempts at controlling him and isolating you both? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:40 PM Flag
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op: no, I'm not isolating him. our social life completely depends upon me because he shows no interest in other people, even his cousins communicate with him through me which I don't like and encouraged him to have closer relationship with his own relatives but had no luck. At some point, I gave up on our social life with others because of my own busy schedule and his behaviors like holding the door for other friends but not for me, or asking others where they would like to sit but not me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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DH is same and everyone thinks he is such a good guy because he donates money we cant afford and I work. He is the guy that will show off to take the "shirt off his back" and leave me to try to pay for kids clothes and college. So annoying and actually very detrimental to our children who will have to deal with poor parents if DH does not grow up and take saving seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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You are complicit in this, you know that right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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op: at some point, we lost an apartment because DH gave full right to his father, and the father sold it and took the money for himself and never paid back. since then, DH promised not to do any financial commitment w/o consulting me and keeps his promise. at least, I have peace of mind in financial matters now. I don't know if I'm in a position to give advice but you might want to consider talking to your DH seriously, work up a financial plan so that he sees he can't afford donations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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Np: did your husband own the apartment (your name wasn't on the deed)? Otherwise, how could he do that without your signature? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:13 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Laguardia post. What's the big deal about taking AP classes? A lot of private school students simply take the AP exams without taking the AP classes. Can't Laguardia students do the same and avoid the AP classes ? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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Whatever. Calm down. The odds your child getting into LaGuardia are about 5 to 7 percent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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LOL.The odds my child getting into LaGuardia was 100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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as if [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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The other OP's dd does not want to go the academic route at all. That was the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:26 PM Flag
[ - ] My youngest ds,9, is a very sweet boy. He always wants to get his older brother gifts for Christmas and his birthday. However, knowing how thoughtful he is towards his brother, I can't help to feel but a little hurt that I don't register at all for holidays, etc. Is this normal or a sign that he doesn't like me much? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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It's normal for a special needs family to have this level of confusion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:19 PM Flag
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Flagged [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:27 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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Totally normal. I think kids take us as a given until they reach a certain age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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yes, normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:42 PM Flag
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Aw -it's normal. Don't let it get you down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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Awww. That is normal. He knows you can buy whatever you want which is accurate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have any first-hand knowledge, industry experience, etc., of "employment discrimination" lawsuits, or lawsuits by those in a protected class? What kind of monetary settlements are usual? (No, I'm not going to wage one of these, but I believe a colleague may well do so, and quite soon.) 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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This is why my company will never hire a member of a protected class. They can do a bad job and if i fire them they sue me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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Plus one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:17 PM Flag
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+2. Its craziness to hire someone knowing that no matter the job they do you cant fire them without a year long fight thats going to cost you $20,000 in legal fees. Ive been to New York Labor Court as an employer. Wow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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What makes you think this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:18 PM Flag
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Don't want to get too specific, but certain actions and complaints seem to be leading up to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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What!? Is your kid black?! Yea, your kid could do the discrimination thing. And fhen that same kid would never get hired again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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My child? No, this individual is not related to me, but he is a big baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Extremely difficult to win for age discrimination, very hard for sexism. IDK about others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone seriously think that NFL players and Payton don't use hGH? They do. I don't at all blame them as I certainly would if everyone else was doing it and it was the way to support my family. It is not even that bad in tiny doses. The league needs to make rules and have it fair for everyone. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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Don't care. Yea they ALL use whatever they can to get ahead. bTW, the Mannings are super unatteactive. They are fugly: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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He has total derp face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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op: I don't get why people were like "no way." Of course he just happened to go to a medical clinic and his wife needed hGH shipped to her. Is this considered offensive and I will get banned? No one cares if people here say horrible offensive or racist things but I will likely get banned from this and I have relatives in the business of growth hormone. As long as I am getting banned I will let you know half the organic crap you buy is not organic. Especially from small farmers as they need the income and as my relatives and in-laws say "no one wants a ---- with a worm hole in it." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:41 PM Flag
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I believe many use it - though I'm hoping JJ Watt isn't doing so right now - and I also wouldn't be too surprised to learn that Payton did during the year he was out all season recovering from neck surgeries. I would be very surprised to hear he was using it since retuning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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It is so depressing that everyone is a cheater. Baseball, football, tennis, the olympics, FIFA, Goldman Sachs, the Clintons, the Chinese -- the most successful people are known cheaters and basically nobody cares. I feel like I am a straight arrow and hard worker who plays by the rules and that is the losing way, and I can't help it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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DH and I are in the same boat. A physician and mid level finance. We are fine but I am pretty sure unless you work 100 hour weeks and "tweek" some ethics you are not going to make the top. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone seen the movie Valentines Day? Dd and her friends (12 yr olds) want to watch because taylorcswift is in it. Appropriate? It is pg-13.... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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Fine [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:33 PM Flag
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I think that Emma Roberts and her boyfriend plan to/try to lose their virginity, but get interrupted before they do, then decide against it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:08 PM Flag
[ - ] We have the option of using backup care at Bright Horizons. Are there any locations that are better/worse than others? The closest to us would be the one in the east 70s. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:08 PM Flag
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Be gone, spammer. [ Reply | More ]
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I use the backup care, not sure why other person thinks it's spam, mostly companies pay for this. My dd prefers some to others, but I think they're all about the same and go based on location [ Reply | More ]
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We have used back up at the one on lex and 51 and have been happy with it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:29 PM Flag
[ - ] A former friend of mine did a slow fade a couple of years ago. Our DDs had a few play dates before then. My DD keeps asking to see hers. I don't know what to say. Just lie? I'm thinking of tell her that the girl moved far away. She's 6. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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just say we don't really speak anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^but if i do i'll ask her [ Reply | More ]
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Ita [ Reply | More ]
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Can't your kids still play even if the mom is a jerk? [ Reply | More ]
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The other mm won't want them to-to awkward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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I figured out that she wanted to slow fade when I asked for play dates a couple of times and she just didn't respond. [ Reply | More ]
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Just say she is busy. Eventually she will forget and stop asking. [ Reply | More ]
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That's what I've been saying but DD persists. It's been almost two years since they've seen each other. Yesterday she said the girl was her best friend. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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Your daughter's been asking for years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:28 PM Flag
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About two [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:30 PM Flag
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Why do you think your friend doesn't want to continue the relationship? Do you think it's between you and the other mom or between the girls somehow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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I'm not sure what the reason is. I'm a little annoyed that she wouldn't just tell me why she backed off. But I figure it's her choice. She doesn't have to give me a reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o Laguardia post. What makes the arts at Laguardia so great? Is it just because they have arts and so few NYC high schools do? Are the drama/vocal/dance/etc teachers so much better than PPAS or Frank Sinatra? How? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 09:58 PM Flag
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I'm curious too. ds is in 7th grade so next year we start applying. [ Reply | More ]
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my dd goes to lag, it felt right to her, but a friend of hers ppas felt right, however no one she know felt that about frank sinatra, the building is beautiful, but during the audition people were mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:05 PM Flag
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What does your dd go for? What makes it great? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:09 PM Flag
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she is in vocals, she likes that her day is broken up with academics and arts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:14 PM Flag
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So there's not a block of classes in the arts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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no it's a 10 period day and they are blended into one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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Thanks. how long is a period? And how many periods of arts are there in the day generally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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school day is from 8am to 4:10pm, and they are 45min, 1 period for lunch, 3 for art, 1 for gym (if not a dance major), then the rest for core subjects or study period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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So 2 hours and 25 minutes a day of arts. That's pretty good. Are there days where there are less than 3 periods of the arts or more? [ Reply | More ]
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no, unless they have an elective in their junior and senior year and have more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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Frank Sinatra is iffy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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Can you elaborate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:56 PM Flag
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I have a dd in the MT at PPAS. The facilities are incredible and the teachers are all professionals in their field. The students do their academic classes in the morning and they walk over to the musical theater building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:11 PM Flag
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OMG. Get a grip. If your kid doesn't get in it will be OK. There are other avenues of success. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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OMG. Don't ever ask any questions on the ub. You're supposed to just know these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:47 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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np. You clearly either haven't gone through this process or it's long since past. No one can even tour LAG so there's a lot of mystery about what it's all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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Calm down. The smartest most talented end up at LaGuardia. The less talented kids with lesser grades end upmat Frank Sinatra and PPAS. Look at Insideschools stats and you will see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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Insideschools stats only give grades, no reference to talent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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Hi Lag parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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Back in the olden days LaG was comprised of 2 schools. Music and Art and Performing Arts. PA students were a little more vocational in interest than the M&A bunch that had a stronger academic department. Then they combined the 2 schools and ruined it by making it huge (IMO). Now it's more academic with some vocational. My feeling is PPAS is more for kids with a real interest in the arts vs. academics. Frank Sinatra is lesser than the other 2. Newer and not yet met it's stride. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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That's so interesting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:56 PM Flag
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Laguardia does seem really large. PPAS' whole school is smaller than the freshman Laguardia class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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yes, but it can be a good thing, my dd made friends freshman year that ended up being not as nice as she thought and she was able to find new friends, that is harder to do in a small school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] HS private admissions: Do you think it's a competition between students at a given school or the entire pool of applicants? In other words, do schools look at all applicants from one school and pick the best one or two? Or look at the entire pool, decide who they want, then "balance out" if necessary? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 09:51 PM Flag
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Some schools are considered feeder schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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So do the schools say, "Okay, we're going to take 3 boys and 3 girls from Feeder School X" and then pick from that group? Or do they just take who they want and anticipate that a handful will come from a feeder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 09:55 PM Flag
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They have relationships with directors from Feeder schools. They both figure out how many they can take each year from the feeder school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:04 PM Flag
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bit of both but the entire pool is more relevant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.14.16, 10:12 PM Flag
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