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Old January 21st, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Do we become our parents?

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I think there's a big possibility on that. Because we are mold by our parents the way they want. There's also a big possibility that we are not be the same as our parents. Because people change.
I often wonder how much genetics plays a part as well? I agree that as adults we change away from the child we were, even people who still live with their parents do.
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Re: Do we become our parents?

As you may (or may not) know, my DM has been living with me and my DH for about 2 yrs now.


I've noticed that I am doing the same thing that DM does - that drives me nuts - so I'm trying to be more mindful of what I say/how I say things


ex: what ever I say DM takes the opposite position -

fact: our neighbors tree about touches our deck/is starting to hang over our deck

DM: something needs to done about it so that it doesn't end up damaging our deck
(DH & I agree, but I can get a free consult with a lawyer so we know our options - years ago I'd talked to the owner about the tree and she didn't want to pay to trim it)

fact: I've set up an appointment

DM: you don't want to trim the tree, long spiel about shade and powerbills

snafu: insurance deductible

DM: different argument about why we shouldn't

grrrr
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