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Forum: All Grown Up Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Dr apts. responsibility

Fabulous Snafu! :D
Forum: Parents Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Annsdil
Re: My mom vent

Snafu, I've always been conditioned to take on guilt. We were very co-dependant. Just before my marriage broke down I came into self awareness. One realisation was that as adults we are only...
Forum: Parents April 2nd, 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Annsdil
Re: My mom vent

Snafu I went through this with my mum. She ended up living with us for 5 years. The original plan was to buy somewhere where we could have a granny annex but it didn't go to plan.

I had to...
Forum: Children February 22nd, 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,627
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Letting go ... DS & me

They are now 16, 14 and 6 😊
Forum: General Health February 19th, 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Annsdil
Re: What is a "false sense of well being"???

I got a "honeymoon" period for a couple of weeks taking Levythroxine. I was overjoyed that my symptoms were subsiding. After that things returned to my hypothyroid "normal".
Forum: General Health February 18th, 2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Annsdil
Re: What is a "false sense of well being"???

I'd agree with PeeWee.

I guess it could be like taking pain relief for a bad back. The pain goes and therefore you do physical things, forgetting that the cause of the pain is still there...
Forum: Children February 18th, 2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,627
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Letting go ... DS & me

Snafu, as my kids are getting older I also find myself advising but not dictating.

My daughter is desperate for an iPhone which I absolutely won't buy, but if she wants to save for it herself and...
Forum: Other friendships September 27th, 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Work relationships

I'd give her a list of tasks I want her to do which will hopefully be less intrusive to what you need to do.
Forum: All Grown Up August 14th, 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,765
Posted By Annsdil
Re: When do you stop supporting "the dream."

Providing you aren't financially supporting him I'd say just let him get on with it. He's an adult and maybe he needs to fail big time for him to come to the realisation that he needs to give up the...
Forum: Boyfriends & Girlfriends July 2nd, 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By Annsdil
Re: How can I help my boyfriend without doing everything for him all the time?

If he presents you with a problem I'd respond along the lines of "I'm sorry to hear that, what are you going to do about it?"

You can be a source of support and encourage him to find his own way...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren June 21st, 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,691
Posted By Annsdil
Re: The other end of the mommy wars!

From what I see some people try to live through what they missed as mum's through their new grandchildren and put their kids noses out of joint! So I'd be blessed with having been able to bring my...
Forum: Other May 23rd, 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,148
Posted By Annsdil
Forum: News and Current Events March 12th, 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,003
Posted By Annsdil
Re: National School Walkout

I'm inclined to be in agreement with Lucy. Yes values need to be instilled in all kids to be kinder to each other and not bully but this is a seperate issue from gun safety and control.

Bullying...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren October 31st, 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,654
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Birthday cards/presents

I'd Google it. Links to websites are not allowed here.
Forum: Children October 3rd, 2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,956
Posted By Annsdil
Re: cheaper to buy from one store/shop?

I start by browsing online to the things I want. That way I can also look at the various reviews and compare prices whilst at home. Then I compare prices online and in local stores, taking into...
Forum: Other September 16th, 2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,408
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Am I losing it?

He absolutely needs to be out of your house and life.

He is abusive and knows what he is doing, as others have said.

I'm sorry you are having to deal with him on top of all your medical issues....
Forum: In-laws August 23rd, 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,849
Posted By Annsdil
Re: My SIL Joked About Hitler?!!?

I totally agree with what KayKay said. I know in my period of hurting with the cut off in laws that the ways they so much breathed would have offended me.

Now from a distinct emotional distance...
Forum: Spouses & Significant Others August 23rd, 2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,039
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Question about leaving parties spouses differing opinions.

Yes definitely say goodbye to the host and guest of honour and thank then for the invite. I've never gone round everyone to say my goodbyes but I've certainly ensured I've at least done that and...
Forum: Other August 6th, 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Narcissist or not?

Some people can be very self absorbed but not necessarily a Narcissist. We all sometimes display some narcissistic behaviours.
Forum: Parents August 2nd, 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,502
Posted By Annsdil
Re: My mother hates my brothers girlfriend

ITA with KayKay.

I lived at home until I was 25 and my ex the same until he was 24 and we bought our own home. My ex's mother was very much like yours in some ways. Although he would keep his...
Forum: Other July 28th, 2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,431
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Goods

Germany?
Forum: Other July 27th, 2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
Posted By Annsdil
Re: I'm not close with my father. Any advice?

Darren, you sound like the type of son any parent would be proud of. You are very academic and could look after yourself domestically. You don't need to be a sportsman, musician, politician or...
Forum: Other friendships July 15th, 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Can I play, too?

I make friends through my kids now! Have done so for the last 15 years!

My best friend and I met through the post natal group we went to when DS was new born. Her dd and my DS have known each...
Forum: Parents June 28th, 2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,567
Posted By Annsdil
Re: arrrgggg! DM

My mum did this all my life and when she lived with us. Once I learned it was a game because she didn't know how to express her requests directly I started dealing differently. I'd been conditioned...
Forum: In-laws June 23rd, 2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,816
Posted By Annsdil
Re: The In-laws dilemma: they want things their way only

I absolutely agree with everything KayKay has said. I too came from a positron of being scared if I said no. Of being guilted or threatened or shouted down for years.

People could tell me...
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