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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-22-2011, 01:44 PM
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Posted By frangipani2011
Thanks for your advice Meemee.  I wrestle with...

Thanks for your advice Meemee.  I wrestle with the perspective you give and wonder whether I am being hasty and losing a good man.  But part of the problem is me and my upbringing.  It might just be...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-21-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
That is exactly what I did.  I told him I loved...

That is exactly what I did.  I told him I loved him but I could not continue like this, and if he has a change of perspective he can talk to me again.  It was initially very hard, but I feel better...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
I was not expecting him to make any changes re....

I was not expecting him to make any changes re. his kids during their high school years.  All I wanted from him was to let people (his kids, family and friends) know that he was serious about me,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
I really appreciate all of you taking the time...

I really appreciate all of you taking the time to respond to me.  It is so important to get some perspective on what I am going through.
 
I told him a week ago that I am not able to handle this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-08-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Well, that is the other side of the story which...

Well, that is the other side of the story which if I could really understand or believe, I would see things differently...  I just find it hard to believe that someone who claims to be so much in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-08-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
I just spent a few days with my BF.  We had...

I just spent a few days with my BF.  We had lunch with his 15 year old daughter who was nice and we connected well.  His 16 year old son, the same kid who had issues with his dad having a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Well there seems to be a split in the different...

Well there seems to be a split in the different advice I am getting... Averysmomma if I understood right in the last post suggested that I look at my posts as if it was my daughter's.  If it was my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-26-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Thanks for the detailed response.  Averysmomma...

Thanks for the detailed response.  Averysmomma and others have asked me to communicate and be upfront with him.  I have been doing that for almost a year now.  His response has been fairly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-26-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Beautifully said.  I am new to this forum and so...

Beautifully said.  I am new to this forum and so impressed with the care and quality of advice.  Thanks
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Averysmomma - wow.  that is really food for...

Averysmomma - wow.  that is really food for thought...great insight on how he must feel.   I am not sure he is wonderful in every other way :)  but pretty good - very family oriented, decent, good...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By frangipani2011
Lots of kids don't do chores and while it must...

Lots of kids don't do chores and while it must be frustrating, maybe you could lower your expectations?  So what if the house is not spotless?  A slightly messy house might be something to let go. ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Hello Singin'intherain - you echo my...

Hello Singin'intherain - you echo my sentiments!  I cannot understand why he cannot take 10 minutes off to call.  He tells me that sometimes it is so frustrating with his kids that he is upset and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Hello Averysmomma  - thanks for your advice. ...

Hello Averysmomma  - thanks for your advice.  You are right about how it would feel if my kids were not supportive.  I will try to hang in there at least for a little longer and see if things get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
Thanks Smithie - great advice about many things...

Thanks Smithie - great advice about many things - considering my age etc.  If this goes far enough that he finally decides to commit, I will definitely take your advice of finding a new joint house...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-24-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By frangipani2011
 Hope you can be patient to read the whole story...

 Hope you can be patient to read the whole story so you can give me advice....
 
I am 51 and my boyfriend is 53.  We have been going out for two years. We live in different cities but have flown...
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