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Every Day Conversations / Police lip-sync videos
« Last post by Henley on Today at 11:24:05 AM »
Have you all been watching all of these police lip-sync challenge videos? They are hilarious! I love to see our men in blue getting some good PR. So far, my favorites are the Norfolk Police Departments's video and the Lehi Police Department's video. Which one is your favorite so far?
Venting! / Re: Taking Illegal Drugs
« Last post by Krista on Today at 06:09:32 AM »
Addiction is such a complicated issue.  Many people begin using drugs as a way to cope with life's stresses and traumas.  I'd ask my daughter why she started taking drugs.  Depending on how long the individual has been taking drugs, though, he or she might not even remember what triggered him or her to start.

I'd do all I could to help my daughter if she ever started using drugs.  My first step would be to encourage her to get into rehab, and I'd want to be part of her recovery process.  Having supportive people in recovery makes a big difference.

I truly hope you never have to deal with this situation. 
Enjoying Your Nest Being Empty? / Re: Teenage relationships
« Last post by girlchild34 on Today at 01:40:00 AM »
I think the point here is that when talking to them about relationships, we should be as open and accommodative as possible. Looking back at how we fared at the same age could also influence our kind of approach.

Thankfully my kids didn't pick abusive partners. Even though they made the wrong choices at some point, they were able to learn from these.
Our Empty Nest / Re: Feeling Lonely
« Last post by girlchild34 on Today at 01:33:53 AM »
I completely relate to what you just described. Do you have any hobbies that you believe you can create time for, sometime over the weekends? I used to love to play chess and go hiking sometime back.

You could look around your area and see if there are people that link up at the end of the week.
Our Empty Nest / Re: How should we prepare?
« Last post by Guineagirl on Yesterday at 03:28:16 PM »
 :039: Hi,

Itís nice to hear from a male as I think it affects men as well.  Itís good you are thinking of how you will feel also.  I reckon your daughter will miss you too.  Nothing could of prepared me for waving our only child our daughter off two and a half years ago, I still remember middle of winter her stood on the step waving I to me she looked like a little girl in my eyes and I cried the whole three hour journey home. We still miss each other so much.  What helped was Skype, texting, calling and helping with any problems she had.  Knowing they can call anytime really helps them settle in.  We plan our next visit when we see her and vice versa, that has really helped.  I miss being Mam though in the flesh,  Her room was hard I didnít go in it for days I shut the door and did things slowly in there, hoovering as she had so much clutter lol.  I have bad days so you and your wife will also.  Itís been hard or else I wouldnít of joined.  Itís been hard doing things as a couple again as I miss her being with us.  When you visit your daughter she will look forward to you going and the treats you bring.  Sorry itís a long post I wonít lie itís hard. X
Our Empty Nest / Feeling Lonely
« Last post by Krista on Yesterday at 05:07:53 AM »
It's been four years since my daughter let for college.  It was so difficult initially because I felt so lonely.  While the loneliness has eased up a lot, I still struggle some on weekends.  Weekdays aren't so bad because I work outside the home and am around people all day.  So, by the time I get home in the evening, I want some time to myself.  Weekends leave me a lot of free time, though, and that's when I tend to get lonely. 

What do you all do to ease your loneliness?  I''m not married, and I don't have a significant other to spend time with.  I try to spend time with friends, but many of them are married and have trouble making plans on weekends because that's when they tend to spend time with their spouses.
Every Day Conversations / Re: To tell or not? That is the big question!
« Last post by Krista on Yesterday at 04:51:11 AM »
Wow, what an incredible dilemma!  If I were married (again) and a friend of mine knew my spouse was cheating, I'd want that friend to tell me, even though it would break my heart. 

He may get angry about the news, and he may direct that anger toward you instead of at his wife, but I think you should tell him.  I agree with @Quiet Abode - if the couple isn't using protection, the wife is putting your friend at risk for STDs, and that's just not fair to him. 

I'm sorry you're in such a predicament. 
Our Empty Nest / Re: How should we prepare?
« Last post by MomOfTwo on Yesterday at 01:19:37 AM »
I can only tell you what I've experienced. There is nothing we can do to really prepare us from missing our kids when they leave the house. As for us, my husband and I enjoyed our companionship before the kids were born, during the kids are growing up with us, and after the kids have left home. We miss our sons, but as long as we are together, then we stay happy.
Every Day Conversations / Re: To tell or not? That is the big question!
« Last post by MomOfTwo on Yesterday at 01:12:59 AM »
It is hard indeed, but all we can do is encourage the husband, for this case, to do what makes the wife happy so that the wife will get her senses that what she is doing is harming the relationship. I agree that when we tell about what is happening that it will not just tear the heart of the husband, but it might also tear your relationship with him.
Empty Nest and being Single (again) / Re: Going to a Singles Event
« Last post by Quiet Abode on July 13, 2018, 10:30:23 AM »
I don't have any tips, but I want to wish you tons of luck on your new adventure.  I hope you'll let us know how it went.
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