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Forum: General Health Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 50
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Overcoming phobias/nerves

I agree with this: "I'd break the drive into small segments and talk through them."

The best way to overcome phobias is to desensitize yourself to the phobia, a little bit at a time. Start...
Forum: All Grown Up January 13th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Wedding Traditions

I don't have any married children. I have one older child who has had a girlfriend for a long time and maybe???

As the mother of the groom, my plan is to find out the style wedding (formal,...
Forum: Boyfriends & Girlfriends January 9th, 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Foreign gfs dad died. Should I send money?

Culturally, it is appropriate to send money (abuloy) or flowers.
Forum: Open Chat January 7th, 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: X-mas 2017

Mine are still up and lit! This is the last night to light them, though.

I don't know when they'll come down. The 0F weather and snow/ice make it too difficult to take them down. We'll...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 6th, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Update!

You are very welcome! I hope you'll stay around and help others with your own insights and understanding, and the tough love!

Congratulations to your son. I wish you all the best of luck.
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 6th, 2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Advice needed

This is good news! I was under the mistaken thought that you were handling all of this by yourself. I'm glad you have other support, and allowing your son to take him out of the house was a great...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 5th, 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Advice needed

You don't think you have it in you, but you can throw him out if he physically attacks anyone or breaks another thing or other acts of vandalism. Then social services or the police will do...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 5th, 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Advice needed

This is something I don't understand. If he put a knife to his sister's throat, he should have been removed from the home at that moment. He is a danger to himself and others.

You are looking...
Forum: Introductions January 5th, 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: New member

Welcome!
Forum: Boyfriends & Girlfriends January 4th, 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: How to help my online gf with her family problems?

Welcome, Gabbyboy. I edited your post to remove the name of the site. I don't want your post being mistaken as an advertisement.

I'm sorry your girlfriend is having a difficult time. Offering...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 4th, 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Overindulged the grandkids.

They do change everything! You're doing the best you can for them by giving them unconditional love and welcoming them into your home. You can help them set a good foundation.

When you enable...
Forum: Other January 4th, 2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Thoughts on elderly caregivers

My mother is much younger than 78 and she still works and cares for a special needs child. I believe this keeps her young and active. It gives purpose to her life. If I were to suggest that she...
Forum: Other friendships January 4th, 2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: One way relationship

You have to be very careful about how you categorize the people you spend your time with. Good friends are rare and building the relationships take a long time. They go through a pattern which very...
Forum: Other friendships January 3rd, 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Do I continue the "friendship" or let it go?

I think this is important. Good relationships are the result of how conflict is resolved. Avoiding, minimizing, and denying conflicts ruing relationships.

She seems to want to resolve the...
Forum: Other friendships January 3rd, 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Catfishing

It's hard to say. She hid so much from us that we can't tell if she's still hiding or just quiet.
Forum: Children January 3rd, 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,850
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Dressing DD-- Help!

In misses petites she is a 4. But they look too old for her, so she wears a juniors 10 from another "trendy" store. :)
Forum: Other friendships January 2nd, 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Should I cut these two friends out of my life?

Hmmm, it seems you are the victim of "relational aggression." Some people use their relationships to bully others. They are bullying you.

You can say something to them when they are being nasty....
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 2nd, 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Overindulged the grandkids.

My YDSon is going to be 22. He's in college. I pay his tuition and his rent. He pays for his car, insurance, all repairs, food, heat, electric, and entertainment. I am sometimes tempted to help...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 1st, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Overindulged the grandkids.

Oh, dear. Cosigning is NEVER a good idea!

Your XH is an adult who took on the risk of cosigning. You don't need to enable him and your son with financial support. Let them work it out.
...
Forum: Introductions January 1st, 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Hello from Pennsylvania

Welcome, rattlesnake. I'm also from PA-- right outside of Philly. :D
Forum: Open Chat December 31st, 2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: X-mas 2017

Happy New Year!

I am in my pj's, watching bad movies, and enjoying the warmth of my home in sub-zero wind chills. I hope you all are as comfortable where ever you are as I am. I'm sending...
Forum: In-laws December 29th, 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Brother In Law Issue

You are really hurt because you are excluded from this blanket. Although BIL said he was really upset because something went wrong, the error was not corrected. In addition, the photo they used...
Forum: Children December 29th, 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,850
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Dressing DD-- Help!

We had a physical for DD yesterday. What a difference a few years makes!

While her BMI is a little high, it is within normal. I really appreciated the doctor took the time to tell her that he...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren December 28th, 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Overindulged the grandkids.

I suspected that was the case.

You're doing all you can do. You're trying to provide love for your xDIL as well as your grands. In all honesty, reading your post, I was thinking, "Your xDIL...
Forum: Pets December 27th, 2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: a new poodle for daughter!!

Thank you for giving this guy a forever home for Christmas! Happy New Year!
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