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Forum: All Grown Up August 14th, 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
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: 517
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: 485
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: 3,770
Posted By Annsdil
Forum: News and Current Events March 12th, 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
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: 1,995
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: 893
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: 2,281
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: 2,341
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: 971
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: 876
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: 1,232
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: 2,424
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Goods

Germany?
Forum: Other July 27th, 2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
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: 1,060
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: 1,711
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: 2,227
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...
Forum: All Grown Up June 6th, 2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,529
Posted By Annsdil
Re: "child" custody & "adult" child

You're absolutely right Snafu. I'm glad ex agreed with the insurance. 😊
Forum: Other May 29th, 2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Baby walker

I think you'll find the linK will be removed by admin as it's against forum rules. Glad you managed to get one you like though! ☺
Forum: General Health May 25th, 2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about stopping and being in the present. There is meditation but it's also about pausing to breath in fresh air, smelling the flowers, using all your senses to take in the moment.
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Forum: All Grown Up May 25th, 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,529
Posted By Annsdil
Re: "child" custody & "adult" child

Is this a financial agreement snafu or time spent with your son?
Forum: General Health May 9th, 2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,224
Posted By Annsdil
Re: How do you know when

I wonder? Did she?
Forum: Step-families April 25th, 2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Dont know what to do

Focusing on yourself means healing your self dealing with your anxiety working out exactly what you want for yourself. Learning how to apply boundaries, being able to express your own needs in a...
Forum: Step-families April 24th, 2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Dont know what to do

I think you have the same problem here as with your sons.

You need to focus on you and your anxiety for the time. Until you deal with that then it's going to be hard for you to deal with the...
Forum: Other friendships April 23rd, 2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Annsdil
Re: Entrepreneur life or 30s loneliness

Take up a hobby or time out to reconnect with friends. Figure out what you want to achieve with being an entrepreneur and whether the thing that's most important is conflicting with things you'd...
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