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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 01:26 AM
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This concerns me....

This concerns me....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 12:59 AM
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Posted By alpenglow
I will never forget how my xh went around to...

I will never forget how my xh went around to whoever he could, confiding in how "concerned", he was for me...and asked a couple closer friends to support me, but not validate my stories. I was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2015, 09:36 PM
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Posted By alpenglow
Cool thread! I took dd2's old too small...

Cool thread!

I took dd2's old too small sleeper with a fun print on it, and used parts of it to patch dd1's holes in her jeans. So she had little owls on her knees :-)

Duct tape to match the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2015, 10:06 AM
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Views: 550
Posted By alpenglow
He is triangulating. Just because he claims...

He is triangulating.

Just because he claims you are negative and pessimistic doesn't mean you actually are. It's how he is perceiving you. I don't like that he specifically targeted SIL to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By alpenglow
Add to this the fact that the government in...

Add to this the fact that the government in Canada is giving higher priority to potential terrorism threats, than to the very real threats and terror faced by aboriginal women every day, made worse...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-29-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By alpenglow
:yeah

:yeah
Forum: Single Parenting   06-27-2015, 11:36 AM
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Views: 417
Posted By alpenglow
Yes! If you are not exercising your right of...

Yes! If you are not exercising your right of first refusal, you risk it not being ordered again in the future if and when xh goes after more custody. I have learned with these entitled...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By alpenglow
I just reread this. Wow? She can't even get it...

I just reread this. Wow? She can't even get it together enough to come to your house to pick up?

I think you need to be firm that he is responsible for transportation to and from your home for...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By alpenglow
And about tonight - who is picking them up or...

And about tonight - who is picking them up or dropping off? I think you could backtrack a bit and say (in text or whatever form of verifiable written communication you use, "please let me know what...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By alpenglow
Aw, crunchy, what an awkward situation for you. ...

Aw, crunchy, what an awkward situation for you.

A number of things concern me here:
1. Parentification - it sounds like the kids are fulfilling the girlfriends' needs....not the other way...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2015, 03:15 PM
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Views: 288
Posted By alpenglow
Jojo - sounds like a very difficult situation. ...

Jojo - sounds like a very difficult situation. It sounds like you have a lot of fears about what will happen if you go after support. I think the place to start is with some free legal advice to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with Spring. And sometimes we have to put...

I agree with Spring. And sometimes we have to put our own stuff on hold for the big picture. Do you want your son raised by an abuser? That's what I see happening here. Read anything by Lundy...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By alpenglow
I still do think it is disrespectful of the gf to...

I still do think it is disrespectful of the gf to insist on going to the game, without insight for how it can impact the mother-daughter dynamic. If I were a step mom, there is no way I would go to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back to MDC! Single parenting is tough....

Welcome back to MDC!
Single parenting is tough. It's nice to imagine ourselves as strong, but the reality is burning the candle at both ends much of the time. The first year is the toughest, so if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By alpenglow
If they were following a policy of least...

If they were following a policy of least restraint, then walking away from spitting would be a good action. PIECES is a program that facilities often use in managing self protective behaviours (what...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By alpenglow
I think that all sounds very reasonable. That...

I think that all sounds very reasonable. That must be so difficult for your dd, him fading in and out of his own choosing. At least her preschool teachers, and of course you, are a consistent and...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By alpenglow
What is the reason you do not qualify for...

What is the reason you do not qualify for financial or government aid? Is it because your mom's income is included in calculations? I assume she is considered a legal guardian and legally entitled...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By alpenglow
I think Vocal Minority makes some good points...

I think Vocal Minority makes some good points about how some ex's can obfuscate the other parent's involvement, maybe without meaning to.
And also some good points about preschool. Personally my...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By alpenglow
I so so so agree with this. How confusing for...

I so so so agree with this. How confusing for the kids. They are imprinting and absorbing that a normal marriage looks like what you and stbx have. It's priming them to accept crumbs in their own...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-05-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By alpenglow
This disturbs me, and I think that is an...

This disturbs me, and I think that is an impression that needs correcting. It's a subtle way of blameshifting the divorce to you....implying that it is your fault you are not around. Maybe his...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By alpenglow
Hahahaha! How about a picture of the crappy...

Hahahaha! How about a picture of the crappy bowl on his dinner plate instead of dinner? (Ok I couldn't resist....)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By alpenglow
Aw, how hard to not know what is happening, and...

Aw, how hard to not know what is happening, and to have all those questions and worry for your sister.

Look up "one party consent" recording laws in your state. Usually for a recording/video...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By alpenglow
OP, my heart breaks for you, having a young...

OP, my heart breaks for you, having a young toddler and being intimidated/frightened by this man that way. I think you should really talk to some outreach services at your local women's shelter...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By alpenglow
:rotflmao Maybe a before and after pic too,...

:rotflmao

Maybe a before and after pic too, with instructions on how to clean....and non compliance will result in having to sleep in the bathtub....if it happens on a Friday night, then he gets a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-02-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with Greenemami, He is only coming...

I agree with Greenemami,

He is only coming for 3 days....and then will be gone again? Any concerns about parental kidnapping?

The guy doesn't call or take an interest in his own daughter. I...
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