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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-15 15:56:30
ID: 60978
In response to a confession. Can I just say that you don't have to deal with the prick to get child support. You don't. Seriously. The courts will do it for her. She won't have to do a damn thing other than perhaps provide some financial data so they can do their child support amount calculations. The court system will take care of the rest. All she's going to have to do is collect the money. If he doesn't pay, they'll know. And they'll go arrest his ass. She won't have to do or say anything. And it does NOT guarantee him any rights at all, paying child support. Whole separate can of worms. The man should be paying child support. Your DGD and her child deserve it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-14 17:56:53
ID: 60902
Tiredness can be so many things - not only the usual culprits of thyroid, iron, or depression. Did you know tiredness is also a symptom of too *much* protein, not just too little? Could be low platelet count and other things- see a doctor for routine blood tests if you can.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-11 14:31:58
ID: 60927
My granddaughter cannot say (or will not say) grandma. My name is now Punkin. She thinks my name is Punkin. How did that happen? She says grandpa, but not grandma. She's two. She's just the best tiny human on the planet right now.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-10 16:46:55
ID: 60921
DGD’s POS H called her from another country weeks ago and said he’s divorcing her. He calls to talk to their son (16 months old), and never mentions the divorce. She just found out that he’s being ‘separated’ from the military for acts of misconduct. He hasn’t said anything to her, and I predict he’ll disappear when he’s kicked out. That’s OK...not getting support is worth not having to deal with the prick again. Her family’s got her back!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-07 23:51:42
ID: 60895
In response to a confession. I’ve been retired for several years. I have plenty to do, just very little energy to do it lately. I’ve always had a routine.....until I had back-to-back surgeries last summer/fall. They left me incapacitated for a total of about three months, and I really haven’t been the same since. It just seems to be getting worse. But today I got a few things done, though I did take a 45-minute nap I. The afternoon. Believe it or not, that’s an improvement.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-07 22:43:01
ID: 60893
In response to a confession. Are you unemployed, OP? Just wondering because no way would I be able to spend that much time in bed if I weren't employed. I almost wonder if that lack of routine can be fueling your depression? My DH has bipolar disorder and when he has no routine, he can get very depressed and will sleep almost all day with limited amounts of waking up and he feels awful about being such a blob. If you can do your stretching and maybe make yourself a little schedule, that might help you feel more like you have a purpose each day. Good luck!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-07 13:48:50
ID: 60885
In response to a confession. Way to go!!! Baby steps. I love seeing the critters around the yard too. A couple other things. There is a breathing technique that stimulates the brain, so do that when you're outside in the morning. Breathe in for 4 counts, hold 4 counts, breathe out 3 counts. Do this three times. When it comes to diet, I think of my body as a car (a luxury one at that). If you don't put in what it needs, or put in the wrong things, eventually it's going to break down, so eat the best things. Not saying you can't have a piece of pie here and there :) I'm also low on iron, but instead of taking a supplement, I make a fruit smoothie every morning with spinach & kale, and also add spirulina, which is a blue-green algae high in iron. I get the powder at GNC. Keep it up and keep us updated!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-07 12:42:22
ID: 60884
In response to a confession. Well, I did it! Did stretches before getting out of bed this morning, made not one but two passes around the yard (finding a cute little box turtle, two rabbits in the garden, and a bird’s nest in the ivy), then spent a few minutes listening to the sounds of Mother Nature and being thankful for waking another day. I’m in a better frame of mind and badly need to lose weight for my health. Fingers cross3x that I can continue.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-07 02:13:58
ID: 60878
I’m the OP who was thankful for the uplifting advice about weight loss. Well, I haven’t done any of those things. I wake in the morning, drink two cups of coffee, take a shower, make the bed, fix breakfast then clean up, and spend 45 minutes on Facebook and reading blogs. I feel OK, then all of a sudden I’m so sleepy. I lie on the bed, and if DH doesn’t wake me, I will sleep all day. I will wake up, fix dinner, clean up, spend some time on my IPad again, and am ready for bed by 9:30. I’m telling myself it could be that I’m low on iron again, but my gut is telling me I’m suffering from depression.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-07-06 22:11:19
ID: 60872
My sister's 11 yo son, my nephew, is becoming a holy terror. He has had behavior issues since he was 5 or 6 and they never really addressed it. So now he's at the age where he physically hurts his sisters and bullies them to tears daily. I hate that she won't discipline him or figure out what is causing his problems. It's not fair to my nieces to grow up like that.
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