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Forum: Site Help   Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By alpenglow
Agreed! What about i-phone (mobile site). ...

Agreed!

What about i-phone (mobile site). Will this be a feature without having to download some sort of app?
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By alpenglow
I think anyone can say anything in front of a...

I think anyone can say anything in front of a therapist when trying to save face. How he interacts outside of the counselling session will be telling as to whether or not he is truly getting it.
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Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By alpenglow
I like the idea to just tuck it into education...

I like the idea to just tuck it into education savings....and try to match it with an equal contribution from yourself. Then if it ever comes back to bite you, then the funds are right there earning...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with Mummoth's suggestion about the...

I agree with Mummoth's suggestion about the invitations. It's xh's choice if he brings her, and likewise his choice if he will buy a gift or not.

Vocal Minority has good points. Likely the only...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By alpenglow
:rotflmao Oh yes, you totally nailed it! ...

:rotflmao

Oh yes, you totally nailed it! Thanks for sharing this and welcome to MDC!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-10-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By alpenglow
Amazing how they can do backflips and...

Amazing how they can do backflips and summersaults to avoid exposure...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By alpenglow
What about identity theft?

What about identity theft?
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By alpenglow
That makes complete sense. And he may be using...

That makes complete sense. And he may be using 'tax benefit' as his smoke screen.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By alpenglow
I'm just bolding this because these are very...

I'm just bolding this because these are very powerful and telling sentences here.

One of the bigger concerns to me here is him using the kids as pawns to get revenge and 'win'. And with that...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By alpenglow
Respectfully, I disagree with above. A 50/50...

Respectfully, I disagree with above. A 50/50 arrangement is almost never reversible when dealing with one party who is all about power and control (OP's stbx). That intial agreement or interim...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By alpenglow
I'm sorry I don't know much about this area of...

I'm sorry I don't know much about this area of law. I hope that with sole legal custody and some sort of proof that your xh left the country, that hopefully it wouldn't be a problem for you to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By alpenglow
Sounds like some astute advice here. I am most...

Sounds like some astute advice here. I am most definitely not getting passports for the kids, so it's that much more difficult if x wants to try to take them out of country. X made up false...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By alpenglow
The insight is helpful. I hope it all works out...

The insight is helpful. I hope it all works out well for you.

I would probably want to ask stbx for his reasoning about why he doesn't want to tell the kids about the divorce (that is if you...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By alpenglow
:yeah

:yeah
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with previous posters' advice. Often...

I agree with previous posters' advice.
Often parents who weren't the primary caregiver before the split have a lot of trouble with discipline because they want to be 'liked' but don't really have...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By alpenglow
It does not appear that he has really been at all...

It does not appear that he has really been at all challenged, and he is getting such a smooth easy ride right now - he doesn't have to move, doesn't have to disrupt his life at all, he is possibly...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By alpenglow
What a totally insensitive thing for him to do. ...

What a totally insensitive thing for him to do.
If it's any help, I was swearing my divorce affidavit on Valentine's Day one year. Then got my hair done, and bought myself some chocolates, listened...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome LWK. I'm sorry you are going through...

Welcome LWK. I'm sorry you are going through this. I can relate to divorcing an alcoholic (mostly functional though, but drinking while caring for the kids....so I basically didn't go out much...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome to MDC. I'm not really...

Welcome to MDC.

I'm not really understanding. Did your ex break things off because you slept with another man?

Trust your instincts. Learn about healthy relationship boundaries. Try not to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 318
Posted By alpenglow
I have heard advice against using 'stranger...

I have heard advice against using 'stranger danger' talk too....instead they are to be called 'tricky people'. I teach my kids that if they get separated from me in public, they should ask for help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 318
Posted By alpenglow
I once watched a dog get hit by a car. I was...

I once watched a dog get hit by a car. I was driving down the highway. Kids were playing with a soccer ball. Ball goes onto road and dog chases it, right in front of the car in front of me....not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By alpenglow
Oh good for you for gathering the strength to...

Oh good for you for gathering the strength to leave a toxic situation! It's amazing how much the environment around us can affect mental health and well being. Toxic people are like a virus that...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By alpenglow
I would echo what Greenemami suggested - to try...

I would echo what Greenemami suggested - to try to see if he would at least agree to spread out those 6 weeks or switch it up a bit.

9 years is probably too young for the court to give much...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome to MDC. It's not clear to me what reason...

Welcome to MDC. It's not clear to me what reason you have to break things off, and why at this point, he wouldn't integrate into your life more. You've known one another a long time, he likes your...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back! One thing I appreciate about these...

Welcome back! One thing I appreciate about these forums is the depth, and hearing from experienced mamas like yourself.
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