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Forum: Single Parenting   09-30-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By papayapetunia
How is that possible? Do you have joint custody?...

How is that possible? Do you have joint custody? Or is Canada screwed up when it comes to child support? I've dealt with child support in Hawaii and Oregon, and they are the same as a pp mentioned...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By papayapetunia
I was a single mother during law school, so I...

I was a single mother during law school, so I feel your pain. Sometimes that financial aid check just does not stretch far enough, and there are never enough hours in the day to study. When do you...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
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Views: 2,594
Posted By papayapetunia
I'm so sorry about what you're going through....

I'm so sorry about what you're going through. Please check out survivinginfidelity.com for support with this. They have a lot of good reading and resources there.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By papayapetunia
Either of you can file in either state, because...

Either of you can file in either state, because one of you is a resident.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-22-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By papayapetunia
I think it's overstepping boundaries. I'd buy...

I think it's overstepping boundaries. I'd buy the new mascara and lipgloss and go out with friends and celebrate your new life.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By papayapetunia
I announced it on Facebook. You may not want to...

I announced it on Facebook. You may not want to go that route. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I was a leetle beet crazy at the time. I did get a ton of support though.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,643
Posted By papayapetunia
It depends on your state's laws. In my state,...

It depends on your state's laws. In my state, there has to be violence or the threat of violence, toward a person (vandalism and property damage stuff doesn't count).
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By papayapetunia
I think that you can 1) get divorced and be...

I think that you can 1) get divorced and be happy, or 2) reconcile and be happy, but the key is that you have to make the decision that that is what you're doing. If you're not committed to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,710
Posted By papayapetunia
I'd like to hear him try to tell a judge that he...

I'd like to hear him try to tell a judge that he should be able to watch you breastfeed. That would go over well.

I hope you're documenting all this.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By papayapetunia
I understand how you're feeling. It's awful for...

I understand how you're feeling. It's awful for you, and it's OK to feel anger and jealousy sometimes. Pictures don't tell a whole story though. You don't know if they're actally happy. Even if they...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By papayapetunia
Quote: And that's why it hurts. It's just one...

Quote:
And that's why it hurts. It's just one more slap in the face in a lifetime of rejections.
You know, after having gone through my H's affair and nearly getting a divorce over it (he left me...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By papayapetunia
First, you should understand that he's rewriting...

First, you should understand that he's rewriting the historyof your marriage anddemonizing ou because he needs to do it in order to feel OK about his disgusting choices. If he can provoke you to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-09-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,375
Posted By papayapetunia
Is it possible he's already having an affair? I...

Is it possible he's already having an affair? I hate to put thoughts into your head that aren't already there and that may not be true, but in July 2009, my H gave me pretty much the same speech,...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-28-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By papayapetunia
We got dd a cell phone when she was 8. She...

We got dd a cell phone when she was 8. She didn't really need any rules, because the only people she knew that had phones were adults. I personally think it's cool that your X got her a cell phone....
Forum: Single Parenting   08-18-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,084
Posted By papayapetunia
Am I the only one seeing the part where it...

Am I the only one seeing the part where it wasn't a joint credit card? And that he took her name off all the joint accounts?

I'm not talking about the taking the kids on "vacation" thing. That's...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,084
Posted By papayapetunia
Well, she says he took her off of all his credit...

Well, she says he took her off of all his credit cards, and then he used the one under her name to pay his legal fees. It's not like he innocently used a joint account. He's trying to cut off her...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By papayapetunia
Definitely see a lawyer about your rights! You...

Definitely see a lawyer about your rights! You may be able to get an order that he pays your attorney's fees.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By papayapetunia
Just stick to the facts and don't try to...

Just stick to the facts and don't try to interpret the facts. Like, "From June 2008 to June 2009, X failed to pay child support." And, "I offered visitation on the following dates, and X declined."...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-31-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,452
Posted By papayapetunia
I'm pretty sure your STBX can be ordered to pay...

I'm pretty sure your STBX can be ordered to pay your legal fees.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-07-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By papayapetunia
Quote: Originally Posted by jorismom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jorismom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15490219)
Me too!!! That's kinda funny as that seems...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By papayapetunia
This is an awesome thread....

This is an awesome thread. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Not having to wrap my brain around passive-aggressiveness. The kids say what they mean and mean what they...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By papayapetunia
One more reason to get divorced - If he's in...

One more reason to get divorced - If he's in another state for 6 months (or so, depending on the state, I think), he can file in that other state, making it a huge hassle for you.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-23-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By papayapetunia
Quote: Originally Posted by provocativa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by provocativa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15436986)
one of the things that keeps me from...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By papayapetunia
Is it at all possible that you're hyper-focused...

Is it at all possible that you're hyper-focused on controlling everyone else because it's easier than looking at what lies within you? I say this as someone who has experience being an adult child...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By papayapetunia
I think you're being too controlling. You're...

I think you're being too controlling. You're living in the man's house and trying to make all the rules. I would kick someone out who did that to me. Also, seeing your child as a manipulator is...
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