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Forum: Single Parenting   01-19-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By septmommy
Oops, I meant to say that a different group is a...

Oops, I meant to say that a different group is a GOOD idea, not a different idea :)  My friends and close family are aware of the situation.  I do worry that he may "snap", but I think he is too...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By septmommy
It was very touching to read your story. I tried...

It was very touching to read your story. I tried Alanon and didn't feel a good connection, but trying a different group is a different idea.  I will check out the book as well.  His anger is...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-18-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By septmommy
Both posts give me hope....that I will get...

Both posts give me hope....that I will get through this and that there is a chance of a future relationship with the girls.  I was able to tell them that my choice has nothing to do with them and...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By septmommy
Thanks so much for your encouragement and...

Thanks so much for your encouragement and support.  I would love to stay in contact with his kids, but I fear that would just put them in a weird place with their dad. My kids and I miss them...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-18-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By septmommy
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry you...

Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry you had to experience that. I agree with the notion that sex begins the cycle again. I have made a 100% commitment that I will not give in to that again....
Forum: Single Parenting   01-16-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By septmommy
3.5 years ago my life was happy, sane, and...

3.5 years ago my life was happy, sane, and normal other than an amicable divorce.  Then I met a man who has introduced such drama and dysfunction to my life that I don't even recognize myself...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By septmommy
Thanks for the BTDT perspective.  I can imagine...

Thanks for the BTDT perspective.  I can imagine how much better life will be once I go through this and am done with him.
 
Forum: Personal Growth   01-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By septmommy
Yes, doing right by my kids is my greatest...

Yes, doing right by my kids is my greatest source of strength right now.  I know I can do this and I know they deserve a healthy example of love and respect. I have mountains of guilt for bringing...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-16-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By septmommy
3.5 years ago my life was happy, sane, and...

3.5 years ago my life was happy, sane, and normal other than an amicable divorce.  Then I met a man who has introduced such drama and dysfunction to my life that I don't even recognize myself...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By septmommy
I'm so sorry for your pain. I was raised...

I'm so sorry for your pain. I was raised differently than you you, but with similar misgivings. When I became a mom it brought up a lot of hurt for the little girl I was. I love my kids so deeply...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
I'm too tired to write a long reply at the...

I'm too tired to write a long reply at the moment, but I wanted to say how appreciative I am of all the support and advice. Adding extra supervision to the list!
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
Punishment always feels wrong to me as well. ...

Punishment always feels wrong to me as well.  But then he has behavior like this and I feel like I'm an idiot for not being stricter,  My gut has always told me that punishment will make things...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-30-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By septmommy
I live in a little town in NE Pennsylvania,...

I live in a little town in NE Pennsylvania, right where NY, NJ, and PA meet.  It is a safe, quaint place to live, but I feel like it doesn't have much to offer us.....some examples:
 
The only...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
lookatreestar~ Do you have any suggestions on...

lookatreestar~ Do you have any suggestions on what supplements to give while doing the elimination diet?  I don't think the rages have to do with him being spoiled either.  I don't think he is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-30-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By septmommy
I just wanted to say I understand.  We got...

I just wanted to say I understand.  We got custody of my partners 6 year old daughter after she alleged sexual abuse at her moms house.  She was such a handful!  I loved and cared for her, but found...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
You know, until I wrote that there had been no...

You know, until I wrote that there had been no consequences I didn't even realize it.  I would get so upset, lecture him in the car, and then kind of be over it by the time we got home. I had such...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-30-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,982
Posted By septmommy
Dear ExH,   I wish for one day you could...

Dear ExH,
 
I wish for one day you could feel the actual responsibility of being a parent.  I don't mean the 12 hours a week you grace the kids with your presence and want accolades because you ...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
Thanks so much for all of your replies.  My gut...

Thanks so much for all of your replies.  My gut tells me that the solution will be a combination of many of the suggestions given.  We will be starting an elimination diet next week. I do believe...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By septmommy
What he is doing   My seven year old son has...

What he is doing
 
My seven year old son has outrageous tantrums when we have to leave play dates.  It doesn't matter if he has been there for a weekend or an hour....he rages.  Giving him...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,463
Posted By septmommy
"My goal is not to raise well behaved children,...

"My goal is not to raise well behaved children, but well adjusted adults."
Forum: Single Parenting   12-15-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By septmommy
I, too, was in a marriage where I was sexually...

I, too, was in a marriage where I was sexually deprived. It was awful to always hear my friends complain that their husbands were constantly groping them when mine didn't even notice when I wore...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By septmommy
Thanks so much for your reply.  I was actually...

Thanks so much for your reply.  I was actually just trying to figure out how to delete my post because I started having the same thoughts as you stated.  I love how you reworded it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By septmommy
Deleted original post. I got it all figured...

Deleted original post. I got it all figured out.  Thanks.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By septmommy
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By septmommy
I know people who do it, but I'm not sure what...

I know people who do it, but I'm not sure what the risks are.  I do know some registered homeschoolers and unschoolers here in PA and they all tell me that it seems like a bunch of hoops, but the...
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