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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-06 05:14:05
ID: 52112
In response to a confession. Different brigades have different rotations for deployments. My friends husband deployed 3 times in the same 5 year span that my ex husband deployed once during because they were in different places and had different jobs. You really can’t compare like that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-06 04:33:28
ID: 52054
Dd/27 is in jail again for being drunk and domestic violence. I've washed my hands of her a long time ago. All I can do is go to Al-Anon to try and understand her disease. All I can do is pray for her too. Dh feels guilty because he's an alcoholic, but he won't enable her anymore either. Addiction sucks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-04 03:19:30
ID: 51794
A high school friend and I both have 16yo boys. Mine does really well in school and has never, ever been in trouble. He's kind, compassionate and respectful. My friend's son has been in jail several times and was just picked up on a warrant. What's the difference? Well, even though ds' dad and I separated when he was a toddler, I made sure that I was there for ds at all times. I never got a babysitter to go out on dates or party with my friends (I did that when ds was at dad's). My friend, however, cheated on her dh and ran off with the guy, leaving everything behind, including her son. She had a great life with a good dh, nice house & vacation house, and gave it all up to party 24/7. She literally goes out every night and rarely sees her son. And now she's asking for prayers for her ds and says how sad it all is. How sad indeed. That poor boy. This angers me!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-12-03 19:56:12
ID: 52073
I know every child is different with their maturity levels but what do you think is a good sign a child is ready for the in depth sex talk? My son is 10 and asked what sex was about a year ago because he sees in on magazines in the check out lane and once heard a kid talking about how bad it is. I told him it isn't something that is bad or gross but something that he will learn about later when he is mature enough. I told him it is something that happens between two people that love each other and it is a very normal act. I didn't go in depth because I think he still has too much innocence left. It isn't like we shelter him, we are very open family. I think if a child still truly believes in Santa then they aren't ready for in the in depth talk just yet. I ask because a friend told her son that is a year younger even though the child wasn't questioning it but she felt he needed to know.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-27 13:43:12
ID: 51999
In response to a confession. My brother was in the military. He was deployed twice. He was gone for a total of a year and a half of his kids' life. His kids are great. Unless he was deployed for literally this kid's whole life, then he is responsible for his kid's behavior too. And like someone else said, he chose this woman to have his kid.
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Posted by: hanginin
2017-11-26 21:11:46
ID: 51983
DD18 found an old violin in her grampa's attic, thought it was cool and they tried to have it fixed but it was too far gone. So he bought her a brand new violin! (OMG!$$) Since the day she brought it home she's been teaching herself to play it with books and youtube. She is determined to learn some Christmas music (and play it well) so she can play for her grampa at Christmas. She is just the sweetest thing! How did I get so lucky? She's learning pretty quickly, too. She is already rocking Jingle Bells like a champ!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-26 03:50:31
ID: 51977
In response to a confession. A few months ago, SS totaled the motorcycle he'd had for only 7 months. (He makes good money but blows it!) Speeding at night and missed a curve, and that's when we found out that he never bothered to get his license - he only had a permit and has had to go to court and pay fines. I responded to another person that he was raised (?) by his mom who has obviously done a shitty job. We did have him come live with us when he was 18 in an attempt to help him with his life, but that only lasted 6 months, because he didn't like our rules or attempts at direction. He does have a very physical job, so if he can do that, then he can carry damn firewood and rake some damn leaves. We were just trying to make him comfortable bc he does still have some pain, but the fact is he's just selfish, lazy and self-centered. I even asked him to leave some dessert for ds who is coming home tomorrow, and he just fucking ate the last of it!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-26 03:49:28
ID: 51976
In response to a confession. Dh yelled at him at 2:30 this morning because he was on his video game headset, down the hall from us, talking loudly. Told him to get his ass in the bed we gave up for him. Dh was knocked out on meds and woke up at 11 as well, and woke up SS...kind of passive aggressively, but it was funny. He threw a bunch of dog treats on the bed so the dog jumped up and woke him up :) While I was leaf blowing, dh laid into him and told him that his behavior is unacceptable and he is not welcome back here any time soon. As sick as he is, dh came out to help me with the leaves, and I couldn't believe it when I turned around to see SS standing on the deck, just watching us and smoking a cigarette. I walked over to dh, turned off the blower and told SS to grab a fucking rake and help. This kid was raised by his mother since dh was in the military and overseas; he'd be a much different person if dh had raised him! But sometimes dh feels guilty for that and isn't as firm as he should be.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-25 21:24:58
ID: 51975
In response to a confession. What kind of accident did SS have? Is he physically able to help? I know this is passive aggressive, but if he's only there for 5 days is it even worth the fight? Curious, not trying to be snarky.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-25 20:45:13
ID: 51974
In response to a confession. I'm glad to see your DH is supportive of you in this, but not enough. He needs to tell his shiftless, lazy excuse for a son to get off his ass and help out. Stop LETTING him sleep until 11:00 a.m. I would also unplug his newly-purchased TV and put it somewhere out of the way, because he did not ask if he could set it up. It's your home, not a hotel... and not HIS home. So he needs to learn, the hard way
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