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I have moved on....

Cover1W's picture paper plates for myself.

No one is unloading the dishwasher. It's been clean for more than a day. I refuse to touch it.

YSD has NO school today. DH and her are planning on going for a bike ride later on. I am working my rear off at work, no time. DH can complain all he wants to about how busy he is around his deadlines, and when YSD isn't here I do the majority of the cooking/cleanup but I'm dammed if I'm going to do it when she's here and she's got free time and I don't. Esp. when DH makes free ttime to go do things with her.

How to handle SS in military when he come home

Gapeach260900's picture

My husband and I got married 1 year ago and I only met his oldest child, his daughter who has two small children. I immediately fell in love with all three of them and we babysit for the daughter pretty frequently as she is a hair dresser and has to work on the weekends occasionally.  My husband's stepson is in the military and was deployed when we met and got married, so I did not meet him until this past Thanksgiving.  He also has a small daughter who lives with her mother on the other side of the country.  

BM Wins Custody of Both?

Rumplestiltskin's picture

This morning, BM got an ex parte emergency custody order for both boys. SO's lawyer is in the hospital and he is getting a new one. This BM hasn't kept the oldest in 5 years, and she only started taking the youngest 50/50 about 6 months ago. How can this happen? Will the police just show up and take them? The youngest is supposed to get off the bus at SO's house in 30 minutes and i am the only one here (this is my off day from work.) Does anyone have experience with this? 

OT: Is your spouse your best friend? Should they be?

futurobrillante99's picture

I was curious about other's thoughts on this topic.

For me, I guess it depends on how you define best friend.

Does best mean MOST reliable. Are they there for you through all of life's ups and downs?

Does it mean you can tell them anything?

I guess, if I had a spouse, I would expect them to stand by me no matter how much I could contribute financially, no matter the number on the scale or wrinkles on my face. I'd expect them to stick with me to the end and look out for me.

I want my husband to be MY best friend and partner, but so does my stepdaughter!

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Okay, so is she really THAT interested in him, or is it just for attention?  My husband talks to his 15 year old daughter like she is his wife.  He tells her ALL about his day before I even have a chance to talk to him at all.  She is always asking how work was.  And when he talks to her about it, she acts like she is on a date with a guy, hanging on every word he says.  She asks him a million follow up questions.  And I seriously doubt that a 15 year old girl is that interested in his job or what he talks about.  One time she asked about mold cleaning spray, and how it works.  Like she lit


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The HousesHitter (YSS 18) is now failing Varsity Chorus!   Say it ain't so!!!

Here are the low lights (comments) on his latest report card:

School policy requires a grade of 50 for 1st marking period; actual grade is lower.

Inconsistent effort has affected grades.

Student is not working to ability.

OT - Woman Wednesday

Aniki's picture

Yes, men are welcome, too! :)

With all of the chaos and negativity swirling around us, how about some positives to give us a boost? A funny story, a poem, some uplifting words... please share something that makes you feel a little/lot better.


You know you are on the right road when you lose interest in looking back.

My ability to remember song lyrics from the 80s far exceeds my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen.

If you're going to walk a mile in my shoes, could you pick up some wine on your way back?


I can't believe her

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So my partner and i have been together for a little over 2 years. we have a son together (2 months old) and he has a son with someone else and he is 5 years old. we are both in our mid twenties and work was fine before the Covid shock. i was a full time teacher and his work in a salon was great. i earnt more than him but he always paid his part. i receive a bit of help now from the country we live in but it only covers nappies, wipes and 2 weeks worth of food for one month. i spend 40 euros for food a week on 3 people. when his mum found out she was very shocked and asked how.


More contempt

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I love when BM rats herself out on contempt. She messaged SO asking if he would cover half of youngest glasses for the year. Of course. I mean he’s court ordered to do so and glasses are perfectly reasonable. He responded “send me the information”. She claims she spent over 200 WITH insurance on ONE pair of glasses for a 2nd grader who has a bad habit of losing and breaking his glasses.