Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-09 22:47:45
ID: 52148
My friend started going to al-anon meetings because of her alcoholic husband. She said it was rough, but it ultimately helped her to leave him. It taught her healthy coping mechanisms and made her see how she was contributing to the situation (enabling). She's remarried, happy, and healthy. I think you get what you want out of it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-09 20:05:05
ID: 52159
In response to a confession. Yeah, that's part of why I just got my nieces and nephews craft-type gifts and books. I feel like those super-trendy toys are overpriced, hard to find, and will probably be forgotten about in two weeks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-09 12:27:24
ID: 52153
A few years ago I decided to let DD open a present 16 days early because it was huge and I wanted to put it together. I posted it on FB. An acquaintance on my FB made a post ranting about it not being a Christmas present if we let our kids open them early. It was a long rant. This same person posted the other day about letting her kid open a Christmas present early, 19 days early. I guess her own rules don't apply to her.
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Posted by: Stormyweather
2017-12-08 14:26:42
ID: 52145
In response to a confession. I get what you mean about alanon. I dont think its helpful to sit around sharing stories over and over. They should focus on removal of these people from their lives. I went to one once and a woman was going on and on about her husband. Turns out he had been dead 10 years! Get over yourself. His drinking is no longer the problem. She is.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-08 10:50:00
ID: 52139
Greedy people are selling Fingerlings for $60+. They're $15 in Walmart, but they're sold out. It's the Hatchimals all over again. There is a lot of Hatchimals everywhere, soon there will be Fingerlings everywhere. If people just wait another month, they'll be able to get the fingerlings for $15. So glad my daughter doesn't want any of them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-08 01:13:44
ID: 52123
In response to a confession. Yes, addiction sucks. I've had a number of alcoholics in my family. Al-Anon is often recommended for the family members and I hope it helps, but it seems that it focuses family members on the addiction in an often overwhelming way. In other words, their addiction is ruling everyone's life. Just not sure it's always a good idea.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-08 00:28:24
ID: 52101
Instead of the girls watching the menstruation video at school, and the boys the erection video, it should have been the other way around. The boys needed to know ASAP what was up with the girls maybe they would have been such meanie heads to us
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-06 14:12:03
ID: 52119
I adore letting my kids decorate however they want for Christmas. Every year there's something magical when they open the bins and start placing things around. The tree is usually a hot mess, but this year it's more organized. They're growing up SO fast! :(
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-06 13:38:23
ID: 52117
In response to a confession. Even if he was gone for every day of those 5 years during which he was deployed, he was still there for the other 15 years of the kids life. Still can't blame mom for everything.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-06 10:50:43
ID: 52113
We don't live near family and my family thinks they know DS even though they only see him every couple of years. I will get people sharing videos to my wall saying the child in the video is just like DS but it is no where near the type of personality he has. They all think of him as a wild child when in reality he is quiet kid who would rather sit in his room and read a book. He has never been the loud kid and always gets flustered when around my family because my nieces and nephews are literally climbing on everything including him and screaming. I wonder why they associate crazy antics with DS because he is always very reserved and quiet around them.
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