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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By alpenglow
It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp...

It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp said, lots of things can cause blood in stool....e.g. milk allergy/intolerance. Try a post in the allergies forum - lots of mamas there have been...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 208
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back! I underwent a little name...

Welcome back!
I underwent a little name change while you were gone...
I will never forget your advice and caring comments (regarding that person who turned out to be an everyday sociopath...)....
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By alpenglow
I think was good was that she was able to make...

I think was good was that she was able to make the distinction between what is her responsibility vs. his and take it less personally (which would help with her own emotional healing).

However,...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By alpenglow
That's a challenging situation. You definitely...

That's a challenging situation. You definitely don't want to put agreement in writing....but not saying anything can also imply agreement. I would consult a lawyer, show the emails and ask for...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-27-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By alpenglow
Me too. It was a safe place for frank...

Me too. It was a safe place for frank disclosure, knowing that there were at least some restrictions that wouldn't allow threads to be found by google search, or snooping h's who join MDC just to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-26-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By alpenglow
Anyone Concerned that this Forum is now searchable and accessible to new members?

I just noticed that when I was logged out, I could still view the content in this forum. It used to be that one needed to be a member for 60 days (I think?) and have a minimum number of posts, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By alpenglow
"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but...

"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but the basic philosophy is sound.

"Cash Trails" is a good i-phone app for tracking spending and income. I highly recommend some sort of app like that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By alpenglow
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with Linda - I didn't like the excusing...

I agree with Linda - I didn't like the excusing and rationalizing the dad 's neglect of his family and his children. It is ok to need space from a partner but never ok, IMO, to also distance oneself...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,048
Posted By alpenglow
It's really important to learn the signs of...

It's really important to learn the signs of respiratory distress in toddlers - because they can't tell you when it's happening. Night coughing is an early sign of reactive airways disease (or...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By alpenglow
I know it probably goes against instincts to keep...

I know it probably goes against instincts to keep plans from a partner...but he has shown you who he is already, breaking into phone and emails. If you give him advance warning that you file, it...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By alpenglow
Keep your plans completely secret. Don't tell...

Keep your plans completely secret. Don't tell him anything. Get in touch with a DV shelter or get a safe leaving plan in place. Get copies of ALL financial documents and take them to your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By alpenglow
Thanks for updating. No surprises there. ...

Thanks for updating. No surprises there. Passive aggressiveness, contempt, stonewalling, non-listening husband...all behaviours that predict divorce. At least it ended amicably. I wonder if the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By alpenglow
I wouldn't want another woman saying sexual...

I wouldn't want another woman saying sexual things to my husband. I think that's a perfectly okay boundary to set and I have a lot of respect for people who can assert boundaries in a respectful...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-06-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By alpenglow
Thanks for the update. The crazy cycles are so...

Thanks for the update. The crazy cycles are so draining....so it is understandable you are low on ambition right now. If it is any help, once you are free of the daily energy sucking circular...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By alpenglow
Wishing you much strength on this journey. ...

Wishing you much strength on this journey. Congratulations for having the courage to take action. So often in abusive marriages, it gets to the point where one feels frozen, unable to act, afraid,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By alpenglow
A "I'm not available today" is fine. No need to...

A "I'm not available today" is fine. No need to explain. It's not your problem or obligation to help...and any reasonable nice person can be told a polite no.

It's nice to help people out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By alpenglow
If you really don't care whether her son plays...

If you really don't care whether her son plays with yours or not, then I might be tempted to respond with something along the lines that explain your rates! (if you would be okay with doing it for...
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,056
Posted By alpenglow
On my subscriptions on my mobile, it shows a...

On my subscriptions on my mobile, it shows a preview of the first post and who posted it. It used to show a little preview (one line?) of the most recent post and who posted it. Is there a setting...
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,056
Posted By alpenglow
When I touch menu, it drops down and indicates I...

When I touch menu, it drops down and indicates I have new private messages (which I don't).
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,056
Posted By alpenglow
I saw it and there was an x to close it. I can't...

I saw it and there was an x to close it. I can't remember where it showed up
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By alpenglow
Maybe whenever she makes one of those martyr...

Maybe whenever she makes one of those martyr remarks, you can just silently congratulate yourself on what an awesome job you are doing that you make parenting look so easy. Be your own silent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By alpenglow
I haven't listened to the podcast yet (and would...

I haven't listened to the podcast yet (and would like to if I can find some time), but the title of this thread caught my eye.

There's a 'stand by your man' culture that I've experienced as a...
Forum: Site Help   05-31-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,056
Posted By alpenglow
Sorry if I repeat. No time to read through all...

Sorry if I repeat. No time to read through all the posts.

1. I miss not staying logged on. I seem to have to login each new visit.

2. I miss my little red notifications symbol for my...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By alpenglow
I found it an interesting story. He sounds...

I found it an interesting story. He sounds very passive aggressive/manipulative. Disengaging and refusing to be manipulated can be dangerous in a verbally abusive marriage, and lead to escalation...
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