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Old November 30th, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Re: need help dealing

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Lucy is right. You have a very important role in DS's life. You may not get to suffer through, er, uh, go to tank museums with DS, but you are his rock.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 12:15 PM
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I think DS sees me as "The Parent" aka she who is not fun but makes sure he gets to do fun stuff like band trips (Disney, Chicago) - and will pay out the nose for the college he wants (well, he'd like me to)


...and he sees his dad (my ex) as his financially irresponsible friend that he has fun with. (that he won't even discuss college with)
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If it makes you feel any better, the dynamics are pretty much the same in my family and a lot of other families I know.
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Re: need help dealing

^^ Yep.

I asked DH to address a problem with one of the kids. He had two weeks to do it, but instead he played pool, had a beer, binge watched... He never mentioned it. I finally addressed it yesterday. I'm the serious parent. He's the playmate.

But, they respect me and they know that I'm there when something is serious.

I just tell them, every comedienne needs a straight man or the joke falls flat.
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