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Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-31-2011, 10:12 AM
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Posted By agreenbough
The problem I have now is that I've built up so...

The problem I have now is that I've built up so much resentment over the years that I just can't seem to shake it. Every time it crosses my mind I get angry. I know I shouldn't allow someone to have...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-30-2011, 11:59 AM
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Posted By agreenbough
I haven't changed over the years in respect to...

I haven't changed over the years in respect to my introvertedness, but I have changed in the respect that I'm no longer willing to go along with some things I'm uncomfortable with in order to keep...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-27-2011, 09:26 AM
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Posted By agreenbough
Sobamom, I'm having a similar experience, except...

Sobamom, I'm having a similar experience, except it's with my in-laws. They visit two or three times a year and have stayed as long as three weeks. They never ask if the timing of the visit is okay...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-20-2010, 11:20 AM
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Posted By agreenbough
I won't even have a car while he's away, if I...

I won't even have a car while he's away, if I want to go anywhere I have to borrow one from my in-laws. (They live 600 miles from us, so I couldn't really go home even if I had my own car.) We...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-19-2010, 02:53 PM
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Posted By agreenbough
I'm having a BIG problem with "family visiting"...

I'm having a BIG problem with "family visiting" during what's suppossed to be vacation. We're taking our usual summer trip to the in-laws for a week, but my husband is going a couple hundred miles...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   05-17-2010, 12:20 PM
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Posted By agreenbough
Starflower, I've seen jokes forwarded by email...

Starflower, I've seen jokes forwarded by email that the only "spices" used by people in the part of the country my in-laws are from are salt, pepper, and ketchup. Sadly, it seems to be true. They...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   05-13-2010, 12:13 PM
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Posted By agreenbough
I've been to enough family reunions (my...

I've been to enough family reunions (my husband's family) that they really don't bother me too much, though it wouldn't surprise me if people think I'm a little stand-offish. I spend most of the...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-22-2010, 11:48 AM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
**I'll be indirect for a while, but if people...

**I'll be indirect for a while, but if people don't get it, I'll get fed up and then be too direct, and leave them wondering WTF? Because they really didn't get my hints, and so my irritation seems...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-15-2010, 02:10 PM
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Posted By agreenbough
marieangela, I do jigsaw puzzles, too - I like...

marieangela, I do jigsaw puzzles, too - I like that I can just let my mind wander. For that reason alone, it's very relaxing. (I can do a 1000 piece puzzle in two days.)

When my kids were...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-14-2010, 10:44 AM
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Posted By agreenbough
Mother Cake, I wish I had some advice for you...

Mother Cake, I wish I had some advice for you about strangers touching you when you get pregnant. Maybe you'll just be lucky, like I was. I have two children, and while I get creeped out when...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-13-2010, 02:33 PM
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Posted By agreenbough
Oh my, the MIL problem..... My MIL also lives in...

Oh my, the MIL problem..... My MIL also lives in a different state, and issues with her visits were the original reason I joined here. She is very extroverted and pathologically HAPPY!!!! When she...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-08-2010, 11:10 AM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
My husband is the way you described your...

My husband is the way you described your boyfriend - he gets upset if I have anything negative to say. So I often just don't say anything. And then he gets mad that I don't talk. I'm quiet anyway,...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-07-2010, 12:39 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
I haven't posted in a while and have a few...

I haven't posted in a while and have a few comments about some of the previous posts. Some of you mentioned eating out alone - this is something I also enjoyed at one time, but the reason I stopped...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-27-2010, 12:13 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
I'm married to an extreme extrovert, too, and...

I'm married to an extreme extrovert, too, and even after 25 years he complains about me not being "social". I've tried to explain to him that the difference between Es and Is is mainly an energy...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
Katielady, your post made me laugh. Once, when...

Katielady, your post made me laugh. Once, when my son was about two and a half, I went into the bathroom and I told him I needed a some privacy. He immediately opened the bathroom door and came in....
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-19-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
I get really stressed at the idea of companyy,...

I get really stressed at the idea of companyy, too, not just houseguests. If I can get away with it, I don't answer the door, and I don't invite people over. If my kids invite their friends, I'm...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-14-2010, 12:02 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
Your'e lucky that they take you out to eat -...

Your'e lucky that they take you out to eat - when my in-laws visit, the majority of the visit seems to involve cooking and cleaning up. They don't eat out. I feel like I have to put on a dinner...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-13-2010, 01:16 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
treehugz, are you saying you live an hour away...

treehugz, are you saying you live an hour away from your in-laws and have to be a houseguest at their house for five days??? That's AWFUL!!! My in-laws live 9 hours away so everybody feels the five...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   12-16-2009, 12:59 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
HappilyEvrAfter, your perspective on Party of...

HappilyEvrAfter, your perspective on Party of One was helpful - I think your ideas on it were very perceptive. I was definitely looking at it from the "garden variety" introvert angle. So thanks for...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   12-03-2009, 01:14 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
In response to an earlier post, I read Party of...

In response to an earlier post, I read Party of One, The Loner's Manifesto. The introduction was great, and two or three chapters were helpful. But I felt like most of the book had an "us versus...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-22-2009, 12:10 PM
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Views: 52,185
Posted By agreenbough
I found this board yesterday and am very...

I found this board yesterday and am very interested - and happy that I'm not alone.

I'm currently having a problem with my husband's parents visiting us multilple times a year, and they're about...
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