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Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By Oh the Irony
I think I could have forgiven an affair if I had...

I think I could have forgiven an affair if I had had a truly remorseful spouse who had been willing to cut ALL contact off with the affair partner and really focus on healing.
 
I didn't get that....
Forum: Single Parenting   11-23-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Oh the Irony
Four can be a HARD age. It was for my youngest....

Four can be a HARD age. It was for my youngest. And me~!
 
Are you very familiar with MDC? One thing you might find here is that a lot of moms wouldn't force their kids to wear a certain type of...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Oh the Irony
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-18-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Oh the Irony
It sounds incredibly stressful.    Play...

It sounds incredibly stressful. 
 
Play therapists are therapists for kids that use play instead of traditional talk therapy. 5 year olds aren't able to/won't express everything they are feeling...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Oh the Irony
Oh, and your specific questions:   How I...

Oh, and your specific questions:
 
How I left? I found out in a rather dramatic way. He actually moved out that day because there was no way in hell we could have been in the same house. It wasn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Oh the Irony
Get yourself on over to...

Get yourself on over to www.survivinginfidelity.com (http://www.survivinginfidelity.com) for the best info. Read the articles in the healing library and Just Found Out and General for great info. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-09-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Oh the Irony
I would wait for him to contact you again. Let...

I would wait for him to contact you again. Let him take the lead for the first couple of dates. I want to see that he is interested enough to put some thought and effort into me. You can tell a lot...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,208
Posted By Oh the Irony
I have a friend that does Pure Romance. I don't...

I have a friend that does Pure Romance. I don't know how much she makes, but it is significant in terms of monthly income. She stocks some products and orders others as needed. It is MLM but doesn't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 754
Posted By Oh the Irony
I would say no and I actually did it. I lived...

I would say no and I actually did it. I lived with my then-husband, my then-four year old, a dog and a mouse in a 17' Airstream motorhome for about 18 months. 
 
There were some really cool things...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-18-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,886
Posted By Oh the Irony
Martha27,   I would suggest taking the whole...

Martha27,
 
I would suggest taking the whole thing out. It really goes into the future a lot even though you have disclaimers. That's not what guys want to hear right from the start. They aren't...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,886
Posted By Oh the Irony
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,295
Posted By Oh the Irony
My son, who is now 7, went through an aggressive...

My son, who is now 7, went through an aggressive period from about ages 2-5. In his case, there was some obvious trauma where it made sense that he was doing that. Here's what worked for me:
 
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Forum: Single Parenting   07-17-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
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Forum: Parents as Partners   06-27-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Oh the Irony
I say go for the counseling asap. Your marriage...

I say go for the counseling asap. Your marriage is holding on by a thread. 
 
It is okay for a sexless marriage to be a dealbreaker for you. 
 
Have you read Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay?...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-19-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Oh the Irony
It sounds like a blender to me. What has he done...

It sounds like a blender to me. What has he done to help his boys? What research and what work has he done? What is his parenting style??
 
I would be concerned that if he can't handle this on his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By Oh the Irony
There is really a grief process that will be...

There is really a grief process that will be happening here.
 
You had a plan, a vision, and it totally didn't work out the way you intended.
 
When my marriage ended, I was shocked by...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-24-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Oh the Irony
No, we didn't recover. He had felt somewhat...

No, we didn't recover. He had felt somewhat neglected for years but was not good at articulating it. After our 2nd, I had severe PPD. He ended up having an affair with a young co-worker. We were not...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Oh the Irony
Yeah, isn't it interesting how quickly some...

Yeah, isn't it interesting how quickly some stuff can turn when you are really present with them.
 
You have been under a tremendous amount of stress. That makes it hard to parent the way you...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-03-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Oh the Irony
It's not really about being more strict from the...

It's not really about being more strict from the start. He's figured out how to push your buttons and it gets him attention. He is getting you to dance for him. When you lose the calm centered...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Oh the Irony
Thanks you all. Eepster, that's what I'm...

Thanks you all. Eepster, that's what I'm thinking--he may be trying to retract it and cause the bleeding. It happened again today though so I'm going to get it checked out.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-30-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Oh the Irony
My 6 year old son has seen a bit a blood coming...

My 6 year old son has seen a bit a blood coming out the tip of his uncircumsized penis. It has happened 3 times now spread over 2 weeks. The first time he noticed it in bed, the other times when...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,281
Posted By Oh the Irony
This new format is crazy. I try to do a space...

This new format is crazy. I try to do a space for new paragraph and I end up at the top of the post!
 
If I felt really drawn to initiate contact with a guy then I totally would. But for now I'm...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,281
Posted By Oh the Irony
Yeah, was going to say a 2am text the night...

Yeah, was going to say a 2am text the night after a date sounds like fishing for a booty call. I actually asked my ex out the first time and then later asked him to marry me--so I am totally capable...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Oh the Irony
The only thing I have seen is a section in the...

The only thing I have seen is a section in the book Mom's House, Dad's House.  It suggests that meeting a new SO starts with just a casual meeting--maybe even just running into each other somewhere...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,801
Posted By Oh the Irony
And yes, as previous poster was pointing out,...

And yes, as previous poster was pointing out, the lesson isn't necessarily what HE SAYS the lesson is.
 
The guy I saw had all sorts of "lessons" for me. Most of them involving my character...
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