Gee. I went to visit my family and so much here has happened. First I’d like to say that I got to see my grandson play baseball. He got 2 runs and stole 3 bases. He’s a fast and sneaky kid. Talk about teen hell @Marigold my kids will be in for that when he gets older. I wish you the best with your situation and vent here or by PM as needed. His other 2 teen sibs are jolly good. Even had a heart to heart with oldest grandson re: dating and girls. It was honest and open. I wasn’t judgmental and am glad that the line of communication is firmly established. I also told his parents nothing about it as he’s a good kid and I saw no red flags. Hug to @Marigold
@Christina87 I hope that you get this dream job. I also have a problem with non-committal people. They dive me nuts and I hate being left hanging. How dare they think that their time is so much more important than mine! (Didn’t mean for that to sound harsh...I’m not good at waiting for Godot) Hug
@Jynnan tonnix Your husband is blessed to have you and never devalue yourself when he is acting up. You have a lot on your mind with your mother and if anything he should be more empathetic while you are dealing with her needs. It could be that he just doesn’t like sharing your attention. Not right, but a plausible theory. I hope he wises up. Hug.
@DragonFaerie Wow. You are a strong trooper and deserve an honorary nursing degree. Thankfully the Drs see your value and pay attention to what you say. I hope that you are eating well and getting enough rest. This has to be exhausting for you, but it sounds as though things are improving and I’ll continue to pray that they do. Hug.
@Happyfatchick I have a beau that’s highly critical. The other day he told me that he doesn’t like polish on my nails and they should be shaped and done with clear polish only...like his mother. He’s 78! Or I don’t cook as well as his prior deceased girlfriend. I’m over the comparisons, but retain my self worth. As much of a brat that he is, he is lucky to have me. Good luck with your man. They usually don’t change, but I can change (and decide how much time I am willing to interact with him). Hug.
@galaxychaser You are never alone! You have us and believe me when I tell you that we all really do care. I won’t repeat myself in total, but you need to take a class, volunteer or join a group because there are other people out there who want and need new friends too. Wish you were near me as I’d invite you over for a fun weekend, let you meet some of my friends and let you see how it does work. I stay busy and do things because I can’t lean on only one friend too much. I need to be out there and boy it sure feels good to me when I can help someone else or enjoy a shared activity. Hug.