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Forum: Single Parenting   12-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Springshowers
Especially given he is paying no support. He...

Especially given he is paying no support. He should be expected to cover all visitation expenses.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Springshowers
I agree. If he comes to you it's just one person...

I agree. If he comes to you it's just one person traveling too.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 170
Posted By Springshowers
I agree with previous posters. How you wrote it...

I agree with previous posters. How you wrote it up was normal for a first draft. The adult response would have been for him to read it and counter back. This is 100% on him.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 244
Posted By Springshowers
It might make sense to delay a bit and have your...

It might make sense to delay a bit and have your child enter daycare or school and your husband return to work. It would be awful for what I take as his refusal to work to mean you see your child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By Springshowers
It's your good news so it seems fair that you get...

It's your good news so it seems fair that you get to share it with them first. It would be kind to let her know by email before the kids go back (so they don't have to be the ones to tell her)....
Forum: Site Help   12-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 31
Posted By Springshowers
Okay.

Okay.
Forum: Site Help   12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 31
Posted By Springshowers
Not for two days. But it only gets switched back...

Not for two days. But it only gets switched back every week or so. I wondered if you had a back up or something that was overwriting it.
Forum: Site Help   12-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 31
Posted By Springshowers
Est

Est
Forum: Site Help   11-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 31
Posted By Springshowers
My time zone keeps changing

I go into edit options and change it, but three times recently it defaulted back to a European time zone. Is this happening to everyone? I just had to change it again today.
Forum: Holiday Helper 2014   11-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Springshowers
Please check your PM'S!

Please check your PM'S!
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Springshowers
If you really didn't need the money you could put...

If you really didn't need the money you could put it in a savings account for her education. Don't let him off his duty to support her.

I agree about getting some help to reframe the $$$ support...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Springshowers
This is the type of letter they ask for at the...

This is the type of letter they ask for at the border.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Springshowers
Even though you have the travel in your plan, you...

Even though you have the travel in your plan, you will likely still need signed permission for your trip (if only to satisfy border agents). It would be terrible to get turned away at the start of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,814
Posted By Springshowers
If anyone here is interested in an informal...

If anyone here is interested in an informal holiday helper program post your support here:

http://www.mothering.com/forum/2-site-help/1460993-holiday-helper-2014-a.html#post18223425

If people...
Forum: Site Help   11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By Springshowers
I think that's a great idea.

I think that's a great idea.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
You will be amazed at how you different you feel...

You will be amazed at how you different you feel when you are no longer feeling so drained from dealing with him. I am a much better parent post separation.

And stbx is sort of a Disney dad and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 84,814
Posted By Springshowers
This is really delicious and the recipe is fine...

This is really delicious and the recipe is fine dropping ingredients as long as you have coconut, lentils and some spices. You can find soup recipes based on this that are yummy too.
...
Forum: Site Help   11-16-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By Springshowers
It looks like diaper fairy has been archived...

It looks like diaper fairy has been archived since 2007. It's still there in the archive folder.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
"Then he paints me as the controlling autocratic...

"Then he paints me as the controlling autocratic one. It is just getting bizarre."

Same here! There were rules about everything in the house and nothing could change unless I could convince him...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
The other thing I had to do was let go of my...

The other thing I had to do was let go of my idealized version of my stbx and take him on his daily actions instead. He wasn't who I thought he was, my perception had been so distorted. I had to morn...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
We are VERY alike in so many respects. You...

We are VERY alike in so many respects.

You should have people in your life that make you feel good, that you can laugh with, and love. Your energy should be something you use to make your life...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
And you probably can not do anything to change...

And you probably can not do anything to change his treatment of you, unless you are willing to walk away.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
That feeling is you walking on eggshells trying...

That feeling is you walking on eggshells trying not to upset him. It serves a purpose of trying to protect yourself from his attacks. But it takes up so much mental energy trying to manage life with...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
Long before separation I thought too that just...

Long before separation I thought too that just because he didn't mean to hurt me meant it wasn't really abuse. He was just troubled. I did eventually realize it is abuse... I just had so much trouble...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Springshowers
My stbx has characteristics of many of the types...

My stbx has characteristics of many of the types in that book, but doesn't perfectly fit any one either.

Abusers are just acting on who they are. It's not a decision for most to hurt the people...
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