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Forum: Parents as Partners   10-18-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By PretzelMama
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/15958872)
Op, you are on the right path, saving...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-18-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By PretzelMama
I just wanted to post an update. We had a...

I just wanted to post an update.

We had a bad argument this morning. H has been extra controlling the last few days - interfering with my work & social life, and generally making my life...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-11-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By PretzelMama
Thank you thank you thank you ladies!! I'm...

Thank you thank you thank you ladies!!

I'm relieved to see that you guys don't think I'm being unreasonable here. I've been so utterly brainwashed over the past few years that I've lost...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-11-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By PretzelMama
Hi guys, it's me again. So, as I've posted...

Hi guys, it's me again.

So, as I've posted about in the past, DH refuses to allow us to have mutual finances. We have separate bank accounts. He earns about triple what I do, and always has (he's...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm not officially a single mother yet, but I've...

I'm not officially a single mother yet, but I've made the decision to leave so I will try to answer.

There were many, many incidents that should have been the wake up call, but which I managed to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By PretzelMama
I just wanted to pop in with a small update. ...

I just wanted to pop in with a small update.

I've been looking into what benefits I'll be entitled to as a single mother, and it looks like I might actually end up having enough to live off!...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By PretzelMama
Thank you all for your support....

Thank you all for your support. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Just to make it clear, I'm keeping the baby. I was thinking of abortion in terms of "Ok, this is an...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-03-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By PretzelMama
(Disclaimer - please, please no judgment. I...

(Disclaimer - please, please no judgment. I don't think I can take it right now.)

I'm in a state of shock. We've been actively preventing, and we've slept together once in the last two months. I...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By PretzelMama
We struggled with this too. In the end we just...

We struggled with this too. In the end we just chose a name that was easily pronounceable in both languages, but which isn't strongly attached to either culture.

What about doing a first name...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,270
Posted By PretzelMama
This: Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaS...

This:

Quote:
Originally Posted by TanyaS http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15870685)
You did the right thing. The other...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-19-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,606
Posted By PretzelMama
Ugh, I'm sorry. How utterly infuriating! ...

Ugh, I'm sorry. How utterly infuriating!

All I can say is that it's confirmation that you made the right decision in leaving him.
Forum: Birth Stories   09-11-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,464
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss, mama....

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss, mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-11-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By PretzelMama
Thank you all so much for your help. I haven't...

Thank you all so much for your help. I haven't updated because there isn't much to update - I'm still feeling stuck/paralysed. I've been over my finances and I don't have enough to leave without...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By PretzelMama
Over the past year or so, I've gradually come to...

Over the past year or so, I've gradually come to the realisation that my DP is emotionally & financially abusive. I posted here a while back about his refusal to give me access to our finances. He...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,654
Posted By PretzelMama
That's ridiculous. There are only so many hours...

That's ridiculous. There are only so many hours in a day, and as a single mother you don't have many to spare. Don't feel one bit guilty about not wanting to do this!
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-26-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,636
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by confustication...

Quote:
Originally Posted by confustication http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15772295)
I'm overwhelmingly pro-choice, so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 661
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm fluent in two languages - English &...

I'm fluent in two languages - English & Icelandic.

I also learned French in high school, but I don't remember much.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,398
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by bandgeek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandgeek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15124091)
I don't see much wrong with it, but then I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by joensally...

Quote:
Originally Posted by joensally http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15068226)
Why, so she can be haunted by knowing that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-26-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 263
Posted By PretzelMama
Way too much!...

Way too much! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By PretzelMama
I have a good relationship with my family, and...

I have a good relationship with my family, and it would be a big deal to me. I would still love my parents the same, but I would be very confused and upset over not knowing sooner. I think everyone...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By PretzelMama
Definitely not too old! Go for it!

Definitely not too old! Go for it!
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-19-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyNY...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BetsyNY http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15087395)
I don't think you sound whiny at all! You...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by NotBroken...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotBroken http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15076685)
It's been something I have thought about....
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,217
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by mami to 3 :)...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mami to 3 :) http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15055114)
I was born in Spain but I was raised in...
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