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Forum: Open Chat October 21st, 2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Best way to drink soda

I love my diet soda. I have read all the bad publicity about soda and claims diet soda is worse for you than soda with sugar. I don't believe anybody "needs" soda and I'm certainly not claiming it is...
Forum: In-laws September 27th, 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Things have certainly changed

Snafu and Crembrulee,

Thanks for your words of wisdom. The thing is most of what I posted in response to Crumbrulee's thread is old news. This happened over the past year and I most certainly did...
Forum: In-laws September 26th, 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Things have certainly changed

Cremebrulee,

My DIL will not do counseling with me or anything at all with me. I have made it very clear I'm willing to do that.

At first I did "take the blame" for things and do a lot of...
Forum: In-laws September 21st, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Things have certainly changed

Hello Cremebrulee,

I am a person who has sought comfort on forums too and did find some here, but also went to counseling. There is a tendency for people to see things through their own lens of...
Forum: Open Chat June 8th, 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Album: Weight of these Wings, Miranda Lambert

KayKay,
I love that song, Vice, too. I think Dear Old Sun and Well Rested are the absolute favorites. They are true country songs so those who don't like a little twang and authentic feelings won't...
Forum: Open Chat June 8th, 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By rattlesnake
Album: Weight of these Wings, Miranda Lambert

Listening to Miranda Lambert. At high volume.

I did not realize she had this great album (The Weight of these Wings) that was released in 2016, until recently.

To me, it is one of the best...
Forum: Other friendships May 14th, 2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Think my friend now hates me

Can't you talk to her either on the phone or Skype or something? I think texting is a terrible way to limit communication and yet more and more people are going in that direction.

Of course I...
Forum: Games November 23rd, 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,224
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: two truths and a lie

Snafu is correct. My DH went skydiving and I watched. I have no interest in trying it, ever.
Forum: Introductions November 21st, 2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,479
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Hi there!

Hello Padmini,


Nice to meet you! I am a professor in a doctoral program (and also a professor in other programs).


How far along are you in your pursuit of the doctorate?
Forum: Games November 21st, 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,224
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: two truths and a lie

I'll try this too!

Two truths and a lie:

1. I have sky-dived.

2. I've been to Hawaii 3 different times.

3. I have an immediate family member who graduated from Princeton.
Forum: Open Chat November 6th, 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Baby Showers

I'd give a gift card instead of cash, and I don't know the going rate for everyone, but I'd keep it at $50.00 or less unless it was a very close relative like a Grandbaby.

I think those...
Forum: Other friendships September 27th, 2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,221
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Work relationships

Can you have a conversation with her about how long she will continue helping? Unless I saw signs or heard her talk of plans of completely bowing out, I think I'd attempt a conversation with her....
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 19th, 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

KayKay, you wanted to know why he should be embarrassed to sign it. The reason he should be embarrassed to sign it is because it could never be enforced, and I know him well enough to know he is...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 17th, 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

Thanks everyone, for letting me vent here. I will continue to work through this with a therapist. The thing is that I can't give enough details to really explain my relationship with my DS. The...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 15th, 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

Thanks, Lucy.

I do plan to hold off until I talk to the therapist again, at least. I'm not planning to "fight" about this. If that is how my post came off, I need to clarify. I just want to simply...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 15th, 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

It's gone from bad to worse. I have finally gone to see a therapist over this because I can't sleep at night, and yes I was presented with an awful revelation since my last posting, that now may very...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 9th, 2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

So it continues with my DIL. She continues to post negativity on FB and feels she will get support and sympathy and does seem to get some. I absolutely try to pretend I don't see it. I'd love to...
Forum: All Grown Up August 21st, 2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,734
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: When do you stop supporting "the dream."

It is frustrating as a parent to see your grown child do this, whether you offer any financial support, or not. My DS works hard, does not usually quit his jobs, but was fired from 3 different ones...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren July 27th, 2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

KayKay,

Thanks for clarifying. I truly hope that someday my grandchildren will look back with the same affection for their step-mother. As I have said many times, she has many great qualities, but...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren July 26th, 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

KayKay,




She seems more stubborn than your SM so far. The kids have thrown up when she forces them to eat. She says they are faking being sick and making themselves throw up somehow. I...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren July 25th, 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,661
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

And so the latest update...she is too strict with the children and for the most part I just shut up and stay out of it, but secretly cry for my grandbabies, who are by no means perfectly behaved...
Forum: Open Chat July 11th, 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Cold shoulder - wide or skinny - what the &$%* is going on with clothes?

I guess I'm behind the times! I just got three "cold shoulders" shirts. My H informed he does not like them and prefers a regular tank top. I want to force him to like them since I bought them, ha...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren July 2nd, 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,915
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: grandson not eating well

I came upon this thread which is a few years old and though I will add to it with the current issue.

My grandkids are going through battles with their step-mother about what they eat and it does...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren July 2nd, 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: The other end of the mommy wars!

I was a SAHM for most of the years I was married to my ex-H. I did not go to college until it became evident that our M was not going well and I wanted a different plan. I do not regret that I was...
Forum: Spouses & Significant Others July 1st, 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,443
Posted By rattlesnake
Re: Is it normal for an ex-wife and a new wife to bond?

I would say it is not common, but not that rare for the ex and new wife to be friends. But I think you are starting to see this may be more like a three way thing, and your brother, whom you know to...
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