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Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By alpenglow
The insight is helpful. I hope it all works out...

The insight is helpful. I hope it all works out well for you.

I would probably want to ask stbx for his reasoning about why he doesn't want to tell the kids about the divorce (that is if you...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 04:20 PM
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Views: 103
Posted By alpenglow
:yeah

:yeah
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with previous posters' advice. Often...

I agree with previous posters' advice.
Often parents who weren't the primary caregiver before the split have a lot of trouble with discipline because they want to be 'liked' but don't really have...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By alpenglow
It does not appear that he has really been at all...

It does not appear that he has really been at all challenged, and he is getting such a smooth easy ride right now - he doesn't have to move, doesn't have to disrupt his life at all, he is possibly...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By alpenglow
What a totally insensitive thing for him to do. ...

What a totally insensitive thing for him to do.
If it's any help, I was swearing my divorce affidavit on Valentine's Day one year. Then got my hair done, and bought myself some chocolates, listened...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By alpenglow
Welcome LWK. I'm sorry you are going through...

Welcome LWK. I'm sorry you are going through this. I can relate to divorcing an alcoholic (mostly functional though, but drinking while caring for the kids....so I basically didn't go out much...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome to MDC. I'm not really...

Welcome to MDC.

I'm not really understanding. Did your ex break things off because you slept with another man?

Trust your instincts. Learn about healthy relationship boundaries. Try not to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By alpenglow
I have heard advice against using 'stranger...

I have heard advice against using 'stranger danger' talk too....instead they are to be called 'tricky people'. I teach my kids that if they get separated from me in public, they should ask for help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By alpenglow
I once watched a dog get hit by a car. I was...

I once watched a dog get hit by a car. I was driving down the highway. Kids were playing with a soccer ball. Ball goes onto road and dog chases it, right in front of the car in front of me....not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By alpenglow
Oh good for you for gathering the strength to...

Oh good for you for gathering the strength to leave a toxic situation! It's amazing how much the environment around us can affect mental health and well being. Toxic people are like a virus that...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By alpenglow
I so completely agree with farmermomma. OP I...

I so completely agree with farmermomma.

OP I have been there - thinking my h was such a great dad, that he cared for the kids. And wow was I ever having my head in the clouds! He was very good...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By alpenglow
I would echo what Greenemami suggested - to try...

I would echo what Greenemami suggested - to try to see if he would at least agree to spread out those 6 weeks or switch it up a bit.

9 years is probably too young for the court to give much...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome to MDC. It's not clear to me what reason...

Welcome to MDC. It's not clear to me what reason you have to break things off, and why at this point, he wouldn't integrate into your life more. You've known one another a long time, he likes your...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back! One thing I appreciate about these...

Welcome back! One thing I appreciate about these forums is the depth, and hearing from experienced mamas like yourself.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Agree with above. I hope that the person who...

Agree with above. I hope that the person who spoke with him was indeed a trained mental health professional. Did you show them the text?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Brutal! It is completely appropriate to call 911...

Brutal! It is completely appropriate to call 911 when receiving a written suicide threat.

As he was apparently better already when the police followed up with him, he really is trying to pull...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Good safety plan. Entitled men feel entitled to...

Good safety plan. Entitled men feel entitled to do anything when angry ...so please make sure you take photos of everything in the house that you can't reasonably get out...and get anything of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Just read that again - he TEXTED those...

Just read that again - he TEXTED those threats????
Take a screen shot photo of them, and email to your lawyer asap. They may be admissible for evidence to support a sole occupancy order. Talk to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Oh mama, I can so empathize with what you are...

Oh mama, I can so empathize with what you are going through. It's awful. Because he is a police officer then he will know how to use intimidation tactics, but if he cares about his new life and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By alpenglow
I might be a bit late chiming in, but I have...

I might be a bit late chiming in, but I have dealt with a bit of diaper rash. Firstly, probably one of the zinc oxide based ointments may be needed to treat (a really solid barrier cream is a must,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 859
Posted By alpenglow
I remember my kids having phases like this, but...

I remember my kids having phases like this, but it passed. It was around this age too and a bit older - would cling to me as soon as anyone else showed up at the park or wherever we were.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 859
Posted By alpenglow
Totally normal for an 18 month old to prefer...

Totally normal for an 18 month old to prefer adult company. My typically developing toddlers never showed a lot of interest in playing with other kids until 3 or so. Adults have the added bonus of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
Good advice above. Will be thinking of you.

Good advice above.
Will be thinking of you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,831
Posted By alpenglow
She sounds very smart! And her prediction...

She sounds very smart!
And her prediction about him begging to come back could happen (someone close to me had her h leave, right around Christmas too, for another woman. Within a year that had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-24-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By alpenglow
It's worth a read, imo...if anything for the...

It's worth a read, imo...if anything for the backgrounder about the 1-2-3 system. Maybe one doesn't need to actually do a 'time out' when they get to 3 (although I'm sure the book authors would...
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