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Forum: Single Parenting   09-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
This is an outside strategy that may not even...

This is an outside strategy that may not even sound reasonable BUT, maybe you could tell him you won't push for more child support if he leaves you alone regarding custody.  Not only that, but if...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Hang in there.  It really sucks sometimes...but...

Hang in there.  It really sucks sometimes...but sometimes it is OK.  For me, it just depends on the day.  The first year is just the worst.  After that you think, OK, I think I can do this.  Pretty...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Greetings...I have posted many of the details of...

Greetings...I have posted many of the details of my marriage on this forum--rather than tell the story over and over, my advice to you is to read my old posts.  I was married for 20 years and I'm...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-01-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I was married for 20 years, too, and I am an...

I was married for 20 years, too, and I am an older mom of two young kids (mine are now 7 and 9--just about 5 and 7 when it all began).  I live in Virginia and where I live there was this WONDERFUL...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Well, weekend went by...no plumber.  He was to...

Well, weekend went by...no plumber.  He was to call me over the weekend when the time was good for him--no call ever came. I called him the first time to tell him I had the tools and to make sure he...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I'm proud of myself for all of the same...

I'm proud of myself for all of the same things--I learned how to put up a towel rack by myself.  I've enlisted friends and neighbors to help me with things--and asking for help is a big one for me. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
 LOL--no more babies here!  But I wouldn't...


LOL--no more babies here!  But I wouldn't mind the practice!  LOL!!

 
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Well, after several days...I did call.  And I...

Well, after several days...I did call.  And I left a message saying that he left the tools.  He called right back.  Said we could meet on Saturday and was glad to hear about the tools.  So we'll...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
 lol   Quote:Originally Posted by...


lol
 
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
That sounds hopeful!  I will have to do the...

That sounds hopeful!  I will have to do the right thing and get those tools back to him...so far, I haven't had the guts to call him.  I wonder how badly he needs those things?  Better make that...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Sparkle--I feel inadequate.  Totally.   And I do...

Sparkle--I feel inadequate.  Totally.   And I do agree with you regarding who you would date based on personal qualities over looks--there has to be something there initially--wouldn't you agree?  ...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I have to laugh because I'm SO rusty at dating! ...

I have to laugh because I'm SO rusty at dating!  It's been 20 years.  I'm a little overweight but I do wear makeup.
So--I got a leak and called my home warranty folks.  They sent a totally adorable...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
sparklefairy--in this case, you ARE right.  We...

sparklefairy--in this case, you ARE right.  We had been married for over a decade before the kids came.  He said he never wanted kids.  We talked about it for well over a year before they were...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Gosh, lots of lookers....few hellos!  Thanks for...

Gosh, lots of lookers....few hellos!  Thanks for the responses...you are right...it is semantics--I guess what bugs me is that he left because he was having a mid-life crisis and wanted to get rid...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Here's an update for me!  Well, it's been a year...

Here's an update for me!  Well, it's been a year (plus) since x walked out the door on our 20th anniversary.  I'm doing OK.  Sold our mcmansion in less than a month back in the winter--and bought...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-21-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,373
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Psycho is as psycho does.  Amen.

Psycho is as psycho does.  Amen.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Fortunately you know you have been an enabler. ...

Fortunately you know you have been an enabler.  Now you need to deal with it.  Unfortunately you gave him the money that would have been a nice downpayment for you on a new home.  The years will...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
You CAN do this.  But it WILL be tough.  Why do...

You CAN do this.  But it WILL be tough.  Why do you have to give up your MIL?  You can have a relationship with her despite your divorce from her son.  There is no rule.
I was married 20 years and...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-22-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I'm with ExOfficia on this one.  I was the one...

I'm with ExOfficia on this one.  I was the one that he walked out on.  We had been married twenty years.  He announced that he wanted to leave AND left ON our 20th anniversary.  Talk about a blow. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-21-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
LOL--I can see it now--following him around with...

LOL--I can see it now--following him around with my trusty old camera and my finger on speed dial to the police--they'd appreciate that, I'm sure.  LOL
I was so devastated when my ex left--now I'm...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
It probably is passive-aggressive on his part. ...

It probably is passive-aggressive on his part.  As for their height/weight--they are healthy (my dd has health issues that have affected her feeding/growth over the years, but ds is just tiny like...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-18-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I am at the grocery store tonight and I come out...

I am at the grocery store tonight and I come out with all of my groceries, and there is my ex with my two kids in the back of his jeep.  The jeep has no top on it, and both kids are in the back...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-19-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
I'm sorry that you are going through this.  I...

I'm sorry that you are going through this.  I don't know how old your kids are, but if I were you and you know in the end that this isn't going to work--you need to move on as quickly as possible. ...
Forum: Site Help   01-19-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,552
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
How about just making it easier to use for those...

How about just making it easier to use for those of us who are not tech-savvy...every time things change, it takes me forever to figure out how to use whatever it is that is new...and I don't even...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-19-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By GranoLLLy-girl
Congrats!  I'm sorry that it has come to this,...

Congrats!  I'm sorry that it has come to this, but you will find support here and hopefully you have real life support, too.
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