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Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Married and Lonely
« Last post by MaryB on Today at 06:06:18 PM »
Well MaryB, not to be to nosey, but why can't you have friends that you can go visit and do things with just to get out of the house? Sounds like you need to and maybe they need to realize that too? Possibly you might be a bit happier around the house if you have some sort of outlet for yourself. Not sure why 'being married" have a lot to do with it. I've gone off for a weekend with girlfriends, have gone over to visit and talked on the phone!


Is it possible to start making some of the changes for yourself? Maybe they might start to take a bit of notice!


Sorry didn't mean to rant but you sound so unhappy. Might just be time to start looking after yourself if they won't do it.


 :hugs:


You rant away friend.   :039:   I appreciate your concern.   I can have friends over, but my house is small and open, no privacy.  He will turn down the set to listen to us then argue with me when they leave about something I said he didnt like..  It's not comfortable to my friends either since they know he is listening. 
I can go out and do and am always usually busy busy busy,  but always for a reason..   if nothing is going on I cant just say I'm bored see you later...  that would cause a rucus.  dont expect you to know unles you lived like this.  I was kinda hoping someone else would jump in  that is in the similar situation because I know there are more like this than not...   :dunno:
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Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Married and Lonely
« Last post by MaryB on Today at 06:03:24 PM »
I think the whole point of marriage is companionship beyond friendship. We cut off friends and devote our all to this one person and the least they can do is to reciprocate. The fact that you have been together for that long is a pointer to how well you understand each other. It almost feels like a unique approach (that I can't figure out yet) will bring out his soft side.


I think we fool ourselves when we are young, that if we do this or that we can make someone love us.  There is no doubt my  husband loves me,  but he is not my friend.  Now I know that sounds stupid but it's the truth.  We have nothing in common.  I use to do everything he wanted,  and I mean for way over 20 years, but he refused to do anything I wanted..  well I didnt like what he liked and got fed up and stopped.  He is totally happy in his little world.  Me,  I'm happier since I am not doing the things I hate, but wish I had someone to share my likes with..   if you understand.
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Stronger together
« Last post by MaryB on Today at 06:00:23 PM »
I agree with you ladies.  I think it's more fun to share anything we do. 
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Driving
« Last post by MaryB on Today at 05:59:13 PM »
I totally love long drives but I know a number of people who dread being behind the steering wheel. CountryMom, do you get that adrenaline rush when speeding? I will join you and MaryB for that road trip.




 :whoo: ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!
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Reading and Movies! / Re: Did you see the Oscars?
« Last post by GettingThere on Today at 05:37:04 PM »
I have to say that I stopped watching the Oscars years ago! I really don't like the political speeches and other whining they do. I think they forget that they are 'entertainers' and are there to tell others how to 'think'.   
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It was nice hearing from you ladies and glad to hear that there are a lot out there that are starting to enjoy their nest being empty!
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Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Married and Lonely
« Last post by Elizabeth on Today at 05:26:26 PM »
Well MaryB, not to be to nosey, but why can't you have friends that you can go visit and do things with just to get out of the house? Sounds like you need to and maybe they need to realize that too? Possibly you might be a bit happier around the house if you have some sort of outlet for yourself. Not sure why 'being married" have a lot to do with it. I've gone off for a weekend with girlfriends, have gone over to visit and talked on the phone!


Is it possible to start making some of the changes for yourself? Maybe they might start to take a bit of notice!


Sorry didn't mean to rant but you sound so unhappy. Might just be time to start looking after yourself if they won't do it.


 :hugs:
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Stronger together
« Last post by Elizabeth on Today at 05:17:44 PM »
Well haidyl, I think you may be onto something for a lot of us! As for myself, I do think so. I've found it always more motivating when I have someone else trying to accomplish the same as me (diet, exercise, etc.) I seem to come up with excuses when on my own.  :dunno:   
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Every Day Conversations / Stronger together
« Last post by haidyl on Today at 04:32:06 AM »
Do you at times find it hard to push yourself out of the comfort zone until you find that person that you become accountable to? It hasn't been easy for me to exercise regularly on my own and now I am thinking of a gym membership. Are we always stronger together?
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Driving
« Last post by haidyl on Today at 04:23:54 AM »
I totally love long drives but I know a number of people who dread being behind the steering wheel. CountryMom, do you get that adrenaline rush when speeding? I will join you and MaryB for that road trip.
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