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Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By L.J.
I have written many personal experiences and...

I have written many personal experiences and have received much love and support here.

Unfortunately, someone has read something(s), discovered who I am IRL, passed info along to others and...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-05-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By L.J.
I used to be like that.....a lot. I had a very...

I used to be like that.....a lot. I had a very harsh lesson where I was judged by someone and it was a HUGE wake-up call. The incident was life-changing for me because I realized that I was judging...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-05-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By L.J.
My sis and I have been going through stuff too. ...

My sis and I have been going through stuff too.

A few years ago, I was in a really bad place. I felt judged, I was really judgemental, negative, down, etc. I then projected that onto my sister...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By L.J.
green - glad things are going well. New guy...

green - glad things are going well. New guy sounds cool!
katt - sending positive vibes for a healthy birth & little girl!
harper - LOVE the cottage. You must be enjoying your own space! Harper is...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By L.J.
No advice to give, just wanted to offer you tons...

No advice to give, just wanted to offer you tons of support.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By L.J.
When I read this thread and think about my ex...

When I read this thread and think about my ex and his girlfriend, I can't figure out which is worse (or more sad), the woman who is so insecure she must try to control everything and be a part of...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By L.J.
I would seek legal advice on this one. I...

I would seek legal advice on this one.

I personally would not want to let my child go and would definitely want some real proof, like proof that he is seeing a counselor or in an anger management...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By L.J.
Another thing I thought of..... I am an...

Another thing I thought of.....

I am an honest person and when I do things, especially as a single parent I think, if I do this, how will I feel down the road telling the kids this was my choice....
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By L.J.
Oh, that sucks! I guess the best you can do is...

Oh, that sucks!
I guess the best you can do is to say that you really don't know where he is right now. Hold him & love him. I wish it was easier for your little one.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By L.J.
I would definitely take the info with caution. ...

I would definitely take the info with caution.

If it is a lie.....no harm in having the conversation.

If it's the truth.....you got a heads up!
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By L.J.
If you could let him call, that would be great....

If you could let him call, that would be great. Could you suggest drawing a picture or writing a letter that you could send? I have said to my kids at times that I don't know why his dad is busy and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 456
Posted By L.J.
Hugs to you. It sounds like a very difficult...

Hugs to you.
It sounds like a very difficult time.
I agree that it's best to create some distance so you don't really know what's going on in his life. It helps while you figure out what is...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By L.J.
I think that calling & telling him about the...

I think that calling & telling him about the hospitalization and the asthma attack was a wise choice. It probably took 2 minutes of your time and at least you were informing him about things. If the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By L.J.
I would definitely stop. If she doesn't like it,...

I would definitely stop. If she doesn't like it, she isn't going to get anything out of it. You cannot force someone to do something that they don't want to do or aren't ready to do.

I am one of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-03-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By L.J.
Most often I have been frustrated when I have...

Most often I have been frustrated when I have not orchestrated things very well (like the examples you've mentioned). I get annoyed when I want to visit and they aren't cooperating. I get annoyed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By L.J.
Food and behavior definitely go together. It...

Food and behavior definitely go together.
It can be any food. I've known kids who get all hyper eating eggs so it can be anything or any combination of things.

Food colors, food additives,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-03-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By L.J.
When I thought my kids were going to HAVE to go...

When I thought my kids were going to HAVE to go for overnights they weren't ready for I took them to a child psychologist.

I went saying that I was looking to help them adjust, but my main motive...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-03-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By L.J.
My ex is in a similar relationship. He used to...

My ex is in a similar relationship.
He used to actively participate with the kids and occasionally we did things together as a family. When things got "serious" between them, he went from seeing...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-02-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By L.J.
In the past when I have felt jealous, I've had...

In the past when I have felt jealous, I've had the feelings of "why is he happy with her? Why couldn't he be happy with me?"

You haven't had a lot of space from him and the lines have been fuzzy....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By L.J.
Happy Birthday to your little one. I know it's...

Happy Birthday to your little one.
I know it's difficult when we can't be with those we love for special occasions, but make the most of this very special day and celebrate as much as you can.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
  Wwyd
Views: 169
Posted By L.J.
My sister has just been here visiting. She...

My sister has just been here visiting.
She doesn't like confrontation and lets her kids make a lot of choices that are not really theirs to make.
Her 2.5 year old doesn't like the car seat, so...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By L.J.
My ex uses his anger against me to threaten...

My ex uses his anger against me to threaten things with the kids, but I've learned over the past 4 years that when it comes right down to it, he really doesn't want the responsibility of having the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,422
Posted By L.J.
If you are ready to take that next step, you...

If you are ready to take that next step, you might as well file first then you can put what you feel is best and not have to disagree or re-work his ideas.

You can put anything you want into the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-29-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By L.J.
I am so glad to hear that. My ex is close to...

I am so glad to hear that.
My ex is close to being a dead beat -- but I know of at least 4 dads that are SUPER involved in their kids lives, so they do exist.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-29-2005, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By L.J.
After the last really bad date I went on, I just...

After the last really bad date I went on, I just emailed the guy and said that I appreciated the brunch, thought he seemed like a nice person, but I felt no spark. Then I added that I hope he finds...
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