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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-21 16:06:27
ID: 67333
My DD22 is having a potentially break-up causing fight with her boyfriend and they're 500 miles away on vacation. I hate this so much, I can't help her or do anything or hug her. They're so good together but they're both so young. I don't know what will happen. I hope they work this out. I had a feeling when they left, I was going to get either a "We got engaged" phone call or a "We're breaking up" phone call. I thought maybe I was just being paranoid. Ugh.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-16 17:08:48
ID: 67273
In response to a confession. Yep, it's the LAW in our state. and it was changed a few years ago. The custodial parent receives support until the child finishes college or age 23, whichever comes first, so it gives up to 5 years in college. And I'll take every penny I can get from a man who wouldn't even buy so much as diapers when he was a baby. Who wouldn't contribute to his infant's needs, causing me to have to dip into my retirement while on maternity leave. Who makes three times as much as I do, only pays 9% of his income to support, and pays for nothing else other than half of college tuition, which again is the law. Before DS was driving (I bought the car and pay the insurance) and was too swamped to take him for a haircut, he told DS he'd take him for a cut - as long as I sent him to his dad's with $20. Really? Won't even pay for a haircut? So yeah.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-16 09:27:25
ID: 67272
After months of being on a roller coaster with my dad, we have a move-in appointment this afternoon at the assisted living place. He just texted me that he has a sore throat and a 100.2 temp (this has been his ‘way out’ of SO many things alll my life!). I said to call if he needs anything and texted him the name and # of who he needs to call to cancel. The ball is finally in his court.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-14 00:34:03
ID: 67263
In response to a confession. I thought the same thing, lol! How many years does this adult child get-- to graduate from college? I've never heard of anyone that old getting "child" support. He's been a legal adult for five years.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-13 15:57:16
ID: 67255
Dear future DILs: I want to go ahead and apologize and say that I tried really hard to raise my sons to be good, helpful partners. But I learned very late how to set boundaries with my own husband and they watched me do everything and he did nothing. So I'm sorry. I tried, but kids follow examples and not words. I learned that too late.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-12 21:37:03
ID: 67247
In response to a confession. Child support for a 23 year old??? LMAO WTF!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-06-01 14:57:39
ID: 67212
Our neighbors had a party for their 5yo's Bday this weekend, and DGD4 came for a sleepover the night before. So I'm at the party with her and DS & DIL arrive. I look, and DS and I are both wearing Star Wars t-shirts. We didn't plan it. I love that kid haha. Best kids party I've ever seen, too. Two bounce house things, one of which was a full on water slide, and one had a full ball pit. Potato sack races, tug-o-war, water balloons, a slip & slide (with a little pool at the end and a safety pad at the beginning) a trampoline.... I mean it was awesome. All outdoors, easy to be socially distanced. Best kids party I've ever seen in my life. DGD had so much fun!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-05-29 23:47:30
ID: 67199
I am so over my idiot coworker trying to make me feel guilty for not having kids. She scoffs at me using PTO for vacations, tells me I must get so much sleep, tells me how lucky I am to be able to afford things when I want to buy them, how lucky I am to have money for my 401k, etc. It's not luck...I just chose to have those things instead of a toddler and a newborn that give me no peace for 20 years. That's all. No need for the jealousy.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-05-24 04:08:24
ID: 67169
Heard my 4-year old nephew singing to Nina Simone. So sweet and impressive! His parents play old soul jazz often and now he's requesting it and memorizing the lines. Such an old, kind soul!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-05-19 03:11:48
ID: 67132
If a relative cropped you out of a picture and posted it on FB, would you be ok with it? Swallow all pride to go a family event at their house just to keep the peace? My sister and I had a petty argument that blew into a huge family feud. I still sent presents to her son, she never acknowledged my kids on their birthdays, or even when my daughter was born.I apologized for my part because my mom was going through a hard time and it wasn't the time. She didn't apologize but whatever, I just wanted to move on.We agreed and I thought that was it-until Mother's Day when she posted a picture of her, my grandmother, my infant son, mother and-I am absolutely cropped out. We hadn't even talked since we agreed to let bygones be bygones. I am hurt and I am refusing to go to the event. Now I'm the bad guy. I am ready to just cut off the family because the things she has done before all this was just waved away as "her being young" *she's 25* I'm sick of swallowing how I feel.
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