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Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Plastic Surgery to Improve Your Marriage
« Last post by Olive on May 30, 2019, 09:19:34 PM »
Marriage problems are often solved by character adjustment to each other. Cosmetic surgery will not last long as we don't stay young forever. However, I would do an enhancement surgery if something in body bothers me.
Every Day Conversations / Empty nest songs
« Last post by haidyl on May 30, 2019, 02:26:44 PM »
New empty nesters are always encouraged to find ways of coping with this phase but most of them are often not sure of the direction to take. Did any of you find songs that you listened to at your most vulnerable moments? Do we have a few songs out here that speak directly to parents during this time?
Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Plastic Surgery to Improve Your Marriage
« Last post by haidyl on May 30, 2019, 02:04:04 PM »
I agree with you Olive and CountryMom that it will not amount to much if the physical enhancement is for purposes of saving a marriage. Again, you can't believe all that you see on TV nowadays; a lot of what is referred to as 'reality TV' is derived from a pre-rehearsed script.
Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Things getting better
« Last post by haidyl on May 30, 2019, 01:52:18 PM »
Hey Layla, we once almost got to the point of seeing a counselor but he was really reluctant about it. How did you get him to agree to go? He always insists no problem is ever difficult for two people to resolve.
Our Pets! / Re: Koi Fish
« Last post by haidyl on May 29, 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
I am equally clueless but if I was in your shoes, I guess I would do exactly the same thing. The much I know about Koi fish is that they were developed more than 200 years ago, in Japan. The interesting bit is that they may change colour throughout their lives, as a result of pigments in their food. Everyday is a learning day and I am certain that you will turn pro soon.  :13:
Venting! / People who impress their beliefs on others
« Last post by haidyl on May 29, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »
Each of us is free to believe that which we so wish but then it becomes such an issue when someone tries to convince others into conforming to their beliefs. To make matters worse, such people normally don't accommodate the views of other people. Isn't it such a hard task to handle such?
Staying Healthy As We Age! / Benefits of aloe vera juice
« Last post by haidyl on May 29, 2019, 08:52:03 AM »
You know this plant is normally said to have several medicinal and nutritional uses but lately, I have heard people speak of its availability in the form of juice. On the other hand, it has been said that this plant can have adverse effects on some people. Is it worth the try or am I better off with sugarcane juice mixed with some ginger?
Staying Healthy As We Age! / Re: Staying On Course
« Last post by haidyl on May 29, 2019, 08:38:53 AM »
A gym instructor can really help, but I don't have extra money for that. I may have to rely on my cellphone to remind me to exercise at a specific time of the day.
The downside of using a reminder on the phone is that it is easy to find excuses. Do you have some friends that can help you stay on course? I had this group of colleagues and we would keep each other in check. You have to be really dedicated so as not to feel some kind of pressure too.
Our Empty Nest Marriage / Re: Plastic Surgery to Improve Your Marriage
« Last post by CountryMom on May 29, 2019, 01:35:48 AM »
I don't think cosmetic surgery can save a marriage. If you want to get work done on yourself, by all means, go for it, but if it's being used as a marriage saving tactic, unfortunately, that marriage is doomed.
Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by CountryMom on May 29, 2019, 01:19:49 AM »
Hi there.  :big hug smiley sign:  It's good you chose to post and get your feelings out in the open. Trying to keep it bottled up inside does no good. I understand how you feel. I am generally pretty happy with my empty nest situation and keep in regular contact with my children/grandchildren. There are times, though, in quiet moments when I'm sitting at the kitchen table, drinking a tea and looking out the window that I start to feel the sadness creep back in. I start thinking about all the times when I was younger, desperately trying to get a moment to myself to finish a coffee, but it was hopeless because I had loud, rambunctious little ones to take care of. I would have given anything for a moments peace. Well, I now that that peace...and more. All the peace in the world. Sometimes too much peace. When I try to ignore the feeling, I find it pop backs up more frequently. When I allow myself to feel sad for a moment and reminisce, it helps me process the emotion and ultimately feel better. I think it's just human nature to "relapse" and completely expected. I know it's tough, but just realize that you will get through this and you'll be stronger once you end another "cycle" of loneliness. I hope that makes sense.

All the best! Please post when you're feeling down. We're all here for you.
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