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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2012, 10:50 AM
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Posted By dahlialia
I have a 2.5 year old who is still nursing.   ...

I have a 2.5 year old who is still nursing.
 
I have PCOS that's not being controlled with bcp, metformin, and spironolactone.  I am in a lot of pain.
 
The next option would be danazol...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By dahlialia
How do you think he would respond, if you set up...

How do you think he would respond, if you set up an appointment then told him you were going for marriage counselling, with or without him?  Obviously it would ideally be much better WITH him, but...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By dahlialia
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Forum: Parents as Partners   05-22-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By dahlialia
I guess how I would look at is... one of you is...

I guess how I would look at is... one of you is taller than the other.  One of you has darker hair than the other.  One of you has more energy than the other.  One of you is smarter than the other....
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By dahlialia
I'm so sorry for your loss.  That somehow seems...

I'm so sorry for your loss.  That somehow seems so inadequate to say.
 
Would there be a possibility of talking to a grief counselor?  You might be able to find someone who specializes in grief...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-26-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By dahlialia
It sounds like things are so stressful for you...

It sounds like things are so stressful for you both.  
 
A few things that helped DH and I handle disagreements better at the stressful times: 
the book Couple...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-25-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By dahlialia
This sounds a lot like my DH.  In his case,...

This sounds a lot like my DH.  In his case, though, it is not an intentional lie, but rather that he generally has no freaking clue why he did/didn't do something, and will blurt out the first...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By dahlialia
Dd2 is idk, teething? She is 20 months and...

Dd2 is idk, teething? She is 20 months and recently got one of her 2 year molars She's woken twice an hour since bedtime. Usual for her is every 1-2 hours. I can handle that, but not this. I simply...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-21-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,082
Posted By dahlialia
Forgive me if I word this badly (I have a...

Forgive me if I word this badly (I have a migraine developing), but I wanted to share how it works for DH and I - mostly so you have an idea of what it "could" be like, I guess, and perhaps have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By dahlialia
pre-kids, DH used to punch holes in the wall...

pre-kids, DH used to punch holes in the wall when he was angry during arguments.  His opinion was that this was perfectly fine, because it wasn't directed at me, and because he would (eventually)...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-04-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By dahlialia
When DH and I chose to get married, we agreed in...

When DH and I chose to get married, we agreed in part that what that meant to us was committing to work hard (at least a year working at the relationship in therapy, more if we saw progress) if our...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-02-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By dahlialia
Could it be because you DO travel to see them?...

Could it be because you DO travel to see them?  Whereas if they want to see their other kids, they need to do the travelling?
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,582
Posted By dahlialia
A few random thoughts...   Would your DH...

A few random thoughts...
 
Would your DH agree, just a couple of nights per week, to cook enough that you can all eat leftovers the next night, and on leftover nights instead of cooking he takes...
Forum: Parenting   02-07-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By dahlialia
IDK if you want info from no-longer-onlies;   ...

IDK if you want info from no-longer-onlies;
 
After DD1 I was 100% committed to only having one; DH was pretty much on the fence.  We opted to not do anything permanent until we both felt we were...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By dahlialia
To help shelve the discussion, when DH expresses...

To help shelve the discussion, when DH expresses his desire to not have another, perhaps you (and/or he) can reword it.  "I hear you saying that you are having a hard time right now with these two. ...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By dahlialia
My DD1 was 6 1/2 when DD2 was born.  When we...

My DD1 was 6 1/2 when DD2 was born.  When we first told her, she cried and cried LOL.  What ultimately helped was when she could visualize what her role would be (she loved to plan that when DD2 was...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By dahlialia
We don't try to make things fair by the hour -...

We don't try to make things fair by the hour - our roles, needs, experiences, and personalities are all far too different for that to work.  So no 50/50.  We both try to give 100% of what we can to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-14-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By dahlialia
I would consider finding a marriage therapist...

I would consider finding a marriage therapist (not your therapist - sometimes it's hard for the other party to come and join in with someone who is on "your side" kwim?), making an appointment, and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-06-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By dahlialia
With my DH I am usually somewhat blunt (but as...

With my DH I am usually somewhat blunt (but as gentle as I can be):  Do you want to read these books and discuss how we are best to handle tantrums?  Or could you trust my summary and do X,Y and Z...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By dahlialia
My DH tends to respond best to things when I...

My DH tends to respond best to things when I share how it makes me feel, so he would respond most to "I feel scared when you miss work, or when you drive on so little sleep".  "I feel sad when the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-21-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By dahlialia
What helps us is if I don't make the mistake of...

What helps us is if I don't make the mistake of presenting the SOLUTION when I haven't even really told DH the PROBLEM.  So in your case I would have a discussion(s) about being unhappy with the...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,329
Posted By dahlialia
We don't go in for an overwhelming number of...

We don't go in for an overwhelming number of presents (generally 3 each), so they are balanced number-wise because of that.
 
Dollar value isn't so important at this age (DD1 is 7, DD2 is 1).  And...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By dahlialia
Thanks for all the insights.   DH and I...

Thanks for all the insights.
 
DH and I discussed it more.  During the week we will have things like fruit salad, warm peach slices with cinnamon, and the occasional (wholegrain, low sugar) baked...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By dahlialia
We have a 7 year old DD, and a 16 month-old DD. ...

We have a 7 year old DD, and a 16 month-old DD.
 
Up until now, we've all had dinner together, then DH, DD1 & I have a little treat after DD2 has gone to bed.
 
This isn't working so well, for 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By dahlialia
My DD (almost 16 months) is fairly easygoing,...

My DD (almost 16 months) is fairly easygoing, and generally doesn't *want* to tantrum, so she will take an easy out, if given.  If I have to say no to something, and she starts screaming, I can...
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