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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Danesmama
I definitely should be better with ds about...

I definitely should be better with ds about sticking to no TV when they stay home. I have to admit, I'm a bit of a softie. I'll stick with it for the first half of the day and then break down and...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
To Alpenglow- Thanks for being so kind about my...

To Alpenglow-
Thanks for being so kind about my hesitance to leave dh. I just hate the idea of splitting up time with the kids.

My sons are 13, 10 and 8

Linda on the Move-
I also dream of...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
My reaction to this description is what makes me...

My reaction to this description is what makes me think I'm not ready to leave. The thought of splitting custody of our kids like that makes me want to cry - seriously. I just end up so conflicted. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
My dh is a very involved Dad. I don't think his...

My dh is a very involved Dad. I don't think his lack of interest will be a reason that I get the kids, he is very interested and tries to be involved when he can. I worry that his focus on negative...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
My family has shown interest in speaking up, but...

My family has shown interest in speaking up, but I told them that I only think that will make things worse for me. My dh is very quick to go into "victim" mode and if my family got in the middle I...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
Luckily, I'm in charge of most of the finances. ...

Luckily, I'm in charge of most of the finances. Not because I'm trying to keep anything from him, that's just how our division of duties works out. This may be naive of me, but I can't imagine him...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
My Dad requested dh didn't come home for the...

My Dad requested dh didn't come home for the holidays because family time is so tense with dh around. Dh doesn't believe it, but he finds ways to call me out or put me down in nearly every topic. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
It is an interesting idea. I don't think he'll...

It is an interesting idea. I don't think he'll let us go without him, but I could try. . . I don't want to take him home to my family for the holidays, so I would have to tread carefully. I could...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
I am so thankful for all of your replies! It is...

I am so thankful for all of your replies! It is so nice to know that I'm not alone and not crazy!

He has been pretty worked up lately because he can feel me pulling away. What's weird to me is...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
OMG! The text I quoted from you in red is...

OMG! The text I quoted from you in red is EXACTLY how I feel. I really want to be sympathetic and love that little boy (who had an almost totally absent mother etc.), but reasoning with a...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
So another thought I had is that I am "scared" of...

So another thought I had is that I am "scared" of my husband in some ways. Using the word "scared" is probably an exaggeration but. . . .Getting his lunch order wrong or choosing the wrong route...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
I consider taping him some days. He is as much...

I consider taping him some days. He is as much of a verbal blamer as a verbal bully if my perceptions are correct. Every bad thing that has happened in his life has somehow stemmed from a decision...
Forum: Games   11-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 2,318
Posted By Danesmama
Bear

Bear
Forum: Games   11-13-2014, 11:31 AM
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Views: 2,318
Posted By Danesmama
Wear

Wear
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
He has made changes. He is working more, but...

He has made changes. He is working more, but complains constantly, bitterly and vehemently about it. He decided to close his practice in town, but works shifts in urgent care clinics or Primary...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
:hug Thank you! It is so nice to hear...

:hug Thank you!

It is so nice to hear from someone who has been in my shoes. Some days I feel like I'm going crazy. Dh and I just see reality so differently. . .
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
Alpenglow - thanks for your reply. You gave...

Alpenglow - thanks for your reply. You gave great advice in my previous posts. Our counselors haven't diagnosed any personality disorders in him. They are both very careful to try to remain...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 586
Posted By Danesmama
For the divorced Single Moms: When did you know it was time to leave?

Hi-

My dh and I have been having problems for years now. I have a very strong moral push to stay married. I was taught that all marriages can work, each partner just has to try to make it work. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Danesmama
I know it isn't a friends issue. This year he...

I know it isn't a friends issue. This year he has his two best friends in class with him. They see each other often outside of school as well, so I know that isn't the issue.



I really like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Danesmama
Thanks for your reply meemee! I suspect...

Thanks for your reply meemee!

I suspect there is a bit of stress going on with ds. His dad and I are not getting along well, but are trying to work it out. I'm sure he looks forward to the day...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Danesmama
Unhappy I made my 8yo go to school today :(

My 8 year old has been really resistant to school lately. He is an awesome student, and I think he is often bored. He also has a fairly delicate constitution. He gets headaches easily and has an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Danesmama
Thanks for all of the replies!     Lauren-...

Thanks for all of the replies!  
 
Lauren-  Getting your PE means getting your Professional Engineer's license.   Without my PE I can only work under another engineer because I don't have a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Danesmama
I'm not sure where to start, so I'll just jump...

I'm not sure where to start, so I'll just jump in!
 
I have been a SAHM for the past 10 years.  I have a Master Degree in Structural Engineering, but never worked long enough to get my PE, which I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-15-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Danesmama
I bought a bunch of steel cut oats about a year...

I bought a bunch of steel cut oats about a year ago that we have not eaten. My ds#1 (9 years old) boycotted oats when I started making the steel cut rather than rolled. So, the steel cut oats got...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,316
Posted By Danesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13908796)
Okay - so it's not OK not to apologize....
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