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    Replying to the questions posted above:

    Replying to the questions posted above: <<In the "spirit of Christmas," I would love the OP - or someone - to answer these questions:

    Why does it make you "saddened and surprised" that other...
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    Wow, I had no idea this thread would generate so...

    Wow, I had no idea this thread would generate so many responses. Thanks to all for sharing your opinions.
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    Why so many negative feelings about Christmas??

    :confused:

    I am saddened and surprised by the amount of "Christmas hate" I have seen lately. I just do not get it; maybe it is a sign of age.

    Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time. In fact,...
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    I am really trying not to judge this very tragic...

    I am really trying not to judge this very tragic situation.

    One honest question I have though. I see people referring to her as a "hero" or "courageous." Would Robin Williams also be viewed that...
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    Unprofessional manager

    I work in a small-ish (around 35 people office). It is a financial service office that is corporate.

    The issue is one of the managers, who is often unprofessional. As an example, the company...
  6. Bridge to Terabithia My Girl

    Bridge to Terabithia

    My Girl
  7. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. ...

    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

    Definitely find a qualified therapist to help you sort it out. Sometimes passion can be mistaken for love, and it becomes like an addiction. As someone else...
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    Thanks all. I started sending out resumes this...

    Thanks all. I started sending out resumes this weekend.

    I am furious that I was led to believe that I was doing a great job and was blindsided...and that nothing was mentioned about the extra...
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    Would you look for another job?

    I have been at my job for 10 years. I have a long commute and it can be a very high-pressure job, but I like most of the people I work with. However, the communication in the company is bad (as an...
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    Middle-age riding fears :(

    Need a bit of advice...

    I am 45 years old and spent much of my life riding. I have been fortunate to always have my own horses. I rode competitively for 20+ years. I always rode the tough horses -...
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    Thanks for the replies. It is definitely worse...

    Thanks for the replies.

    It is definitely worse since it has been muddy. This mare paces a lot, and when she does, you can see how heavily she digs into the soil. (She weighs probably 2,000 pounds...
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    Draft horses and pasture wear

    We recently got a new boarder - a draft mare. The horse is very sweet, but is really causing serious wear to our pasture footing. I have never seen the pasture look so bad. Is this common with heavy...
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    Pushy new boarder

    I manage a small co-op where I board, and have been there for several years. We recently got a new boarder. This woman has a good heart, but frankly she keeps overstepping her bounds. She has...
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    Only positive is that I have a lot of friends...

    Only positive is that I have a lot of friends there. I have a long commute, which is not good. I probably could takea job with less money for the amount I'd save on gas/car.

    I think it is just...
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    Would you look for another job?

    I have been at my job for 9 years. It is a very high-pressure, deadline oriented technical editing job. I really like the people, but I've been unhappy, off and on, for the last couple of years....
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    Dealing with well-meaning know-it-alls

    Any advice on dealing with people who mean well but constantly offer their opinions on how you should be doing things "their" way? I know this new boarder means no harm, but she is constantly...
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    Best way to deal with this boarder?

    Hi all!

    I board at a great co-op barn. One of the girls feeds and does turnout/turn in, and the rest of us share stalls and other chores. One boarder (let's call her "Sara") pays another boarder...
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    Thanks everyone. I know the issue for me is...

    Thanks everyone. I know the issue for me is deeper as to why I would like this guy so much, because he was really AWFUL to me 75% of the time. Really borderline abusive. :( None of my friends wanted...
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    Seeing ex with new girlfriend....

    I had a tumultous relationship with my ex, as he has many issues and really treated me badly. (I am in therapy to work out why I even stayed with him and still have any feelings for him, but that is...
  20. I've been there...

    I was in a similar situation with a "friend" who completely took advantage of my kindness and generosity. When I finally stood up to her, I became "the bad guy." I ended up ending the friendship, and...
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    Dealing with "stage parents" (HR)

    A few months ago I had posted for advice on dealing with a neighbor/friend who had become quite pushy. I had allowed her DD (11) to ride my horse whenever she wanted, and while the DD didn¡¦t seem...
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    Making "the Decision"

    I took in a 26-year-old retiree this past fall to give him a good home. He is out on pasture all day with friends and comes in at night to a nice, big, airy stall. He is very happy and spoiled, and...
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    Thanks all. They really are nice people - I just...

    Thanks all. They really are nice people - I just think the girl is not interested in "having a horse" as much as the mom wanted her to.

    They have been appreciative in the past but it just bothers...
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    How to tell if a kid is losing interest?

    I have been allowing a friend's daughter to ride my horse whenever she wants. However, lately it doesn't seem that she is all that interested. It seems that she will not stick to a schedule, and...
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    A small vent...

    Just a vent about folks who skimp on feeding/caring for their horses "because money is tight" but go out to expensive restaurants, wear designer clothes, drive nice cars, etc. I have come across this...
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