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Forum: Parents as Partners   04-27-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,404
Posted By granola_mom
Thanks everyone. I always wonder how people in...

Thanks everyone. I always wonder how people in long term relationships feel and I keep wavering about whether I made the right decision, and this has really clarified for me that it is possible to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-27-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,404
Posted By granola_mom
We've been to marriage builders, and do similar...

We've been to marriage builders, and do similar things in counselling too by trying to meet each others most important needs. But for me it doesn't bring loving feelings. It makes me feel grateful...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-27-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,404
Posted By granola_mom
My DP and I, who have a four year old together,...

My DP and I, who have a four year old together, are splitting up. Essentially the major issue in our relationship was that I never loved him.
 
A little back story- we are together because we were...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By granola_mom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by texmati http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-27-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By granola_mom
Yes but you failed to mention that marriages...

Yes but you failed to mention that marriages aren't arranged randomly. The mothers go to painstaking lengths, sometimes taking years, to find a suitable partner for their child. They believe that...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-18-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By granola_mom
I'll be moving to Toronto in July, living on my...

I'll be moving to Toronto in July, living on my own with my 4 yr old DD. I'm going to be single and going to school so I am trying to simplify.
 
I'm starting to house hunt now, and I've found the...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By granola_mom
Thanks for all your replies everyone. I have a...

Thanks for all your replies everyone. I have a LOT to think about. 
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By granola_mom
Oh and the list is more for myself than for him....

Oh and the list is more for myself than for him. I realized a while ago that if it wasn't for DD, I would be gone in a second! Which, depending on who you talk to, is enough of a reason to stay if...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By granola_mom
He wouldn't do anything, maybe just ask me what...

He wouldn't do anything, maybe just ask me what I have to hide and guilt me. 
 
It's quite possible I have no idea how bad it is, since I went from living with my mother who has NPD, and is...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By granola_mom
He's an engineer, he knows a LOT about computers...

He's an engineer, he knows a LOT about computers and even if I change my password, he hacks in. The only answer would be to change my e-mail to some encrypted system, but that would be pretty...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-10-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,252
Posted By granola_mom
I know this is a year late, and I'm so sorry!...

I know this is a year late, and I'm so sorry! But I just came back on here for the first time in a year and read through the replies again- I'm still having the same issue, and its great to hear...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By granola_mom
This is my story.   I got pregnant with DD...

This is my story.
 
I got pregnant with DD from a guy who I basically planned on having a fling with. I didn't feel any romantic connection, and I got pregnant within two weeks. He decided to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By granola_mom
It feels terrible to say it, but for the past...

It feels terrible to say it, but for the past few months I have been burnt out on parenting. I don't know what happened but I just haven't been having a good time with my daughter like I used to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-17-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,252
Posted By granola_mom
Does your husband/partner talk a lot about his...

Does your husband/partner talk a lot about his work? What if you are not interested in his career?

To be brutally honest, I am bored to tears every time DP starts rambling on about work. He's in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By granola_mom
I'm starting to get really, really depressed and...

I'm starting to get really, really depressed and need some help. I've been a stay at home mom since dd was born, but now I'm having to find a career and am finding it very difficult on all levels. I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By granola_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by kcparker...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcparker http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14414790)
I just talked to a friend of mine who has an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By granola_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Ola_...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ola_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14414619)
But it may be that, for example, if you do the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-21-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By granola_mom
Hi, We've been in this rental house for a...

Hi,

We've been in this rental house for a year and a half- this will be our second winter here. Last winter was terrible because of our front door, which is pretty much the equivalent of a huge...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By granola_mom
I think the best thing to do is just look around...

I think the best thing to do is just look around at what's available in your area. You're probably not going to find something that's 100% what you are looking for but you'll get a feel for it once...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By granola_mom
I am having a really tough time deciding which...

I am having a really tough time deciding which career path to take. I never did any post secondary education after high school. I worked and volunteered after I got my diploma, then got pregnant....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,340
Posted By granola_mom
Wow, this thread is making me feel a lot better...

Wow, this thread is making me feel a lot better about my eight pairs lol- and making me justify going to buy some more shoes in my head http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By granola_mom
There is always something on top of our fridge...

There is always something on top of our fridge but I always change what it is because it always ends up looking cluttered/messy. Usually it ends up being unfinished bags of bread and opened chip...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,340
Posted By granola_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by cristeen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cristeen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14168592)
Well, you should never wear the same pair...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
Posted By granola_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Caneel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14164377)
After DS, it got worse. He was coming home...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,857
Posted By granola_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by chiromamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chiromamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14140510)
Birks...my black birks have been with me...
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