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    This is exactly how aghasted got started. Just...

    This is exactly how aghasted got started. Just saying! Weddings.
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    This is a great thread and maybe it will start to...

    This is a great thread and maybe it will start to dawn on people to stop with the lavish wedding extravaganzas. Focus on one thing: is it the dress? the attendees? the venue? spend some there and for...
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    Congrats! What a huge change for you! Isn't power...

    Congrats! What a huge change for you! Isn't power wonderful? And presence (thanks to good posture!)? And self dignity? Those are great ingredients to changing how you have dealt with such an awful,...
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    The Intervention that I think of is many people...

    The Intervention that I think of is many people and somehow with a heightened level of emotion.

    What you described could be very different: a low key last resort - one of his friends and you...
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    Decide what Subaru(s) you are interested in. Then...

    Decide what Subaru(s) you are interested in. Then research, research, research. If you know of any good Subaru mechanics, also ask them recommendations. Our mechanic had a lot to say and we listened....
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    My heart goes out to you. To watch a loved one...

    My heart goes out to you. To watch a loved one suffer so much is painful and devastating. Interventions are very problematic. Get YOUR life and affairs in order. And instead of an intervention have a...
  7. The family members might have been very aware of...

    The family members might have been very aware of what and where the girl was -- but may have been withholding because they felt it was not their place to discuss the medical or private info of a...
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    Mandarin and a smattering of Spanish and a few...

    Mandarin and a smattering of Spanish and a few phrases in Cantonese. Native English speaker. Lived in Taiwan, Tianjin and Guangzhou years ago.
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    You offered to come over that night, after the...

    You offered to come over that night, after the initial mis-cue. You checked in on her twice since. And all you get is cold shoulder?!

    Uhm. This is not a friend, but a thin-skinned high...
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    You already must be hearing this in the MBA...

    You already must be hearing this in the MBA program: time management is a joke (there is only so much time) so it's all about making choices. Just start pruning your to do list because its not...
  11. Favorite crate padding for cold and hot weather?

    First time having a dog that is crated (happy camper thankfully)! The former owner recommended fleece blankets folded over to make a mat. These have been easy to clean and dry in a flash. However,...
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    Making choice for you is not selfish - its how to...

    Making choice for you is not selfish - its how to be a healthy human. You can only help yourself. Period. You can be reasonable and caring toward others, but you can't fix them. Or prop them up if...
  13. Gah. I learned a lot from this board about...

    Gah. I learned a lot from this board about nutrition and my misconceptions. And now, months later and too much research later -- I want to just throw up my hands. It has been an ugly odyssey. There...
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    The pulley rein is very hard to do if you are...

    The pulley rein is very hard to do if you are light rider who does not have excellent balance since the pulley rein turns the horse. If you don't have your balance back and over the horse, its very...
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    It's not you. It's the horse - an ex-racehorse...

    It's not you. It's the horse - an ex-racehorse who has not been trained to stop or listen to the rider. The best jockeys and exercise riders have trouble stopping and controlling a really hot, strong...
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    Do both. The problem with not going to college is...

    Do both. The problem with not going to college is that it will limit your job options in the future. Many entry level jobs require college degrees -- because it is so competitive the employers can...
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    Oh, this makes me so hungry. Some really good...

    Oh, this makes me so hungry. Some really good ideas here. It cooks faster than you think. When it becomes opaque and firm and pink, it's done. No need to boil too hard or saute too high a heat....
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    Softly, gently disengage with BF. It's not...

    Softly, gently disengage with BF. It's not working. No need to go into big drama or little drama. Be kind to yourself and to him. No need to justify, explain, yadda yadda.

    It is what it is. Lot's...
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    Here's throwing a little luck into that crazy...

    Here's throwing a little luck into that crazy mix! Best wishes!
  20. Gold star Desert Topaz!!

    Gold star Desert Topaz!!
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    I am so sorry your world is turned upside down....

    I am so sorry your world is turned upside down. You need a coach, cheerleader and advocate to get through this. I expect you family has good health insurance, which should include therapy? Let your...
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    This hierarchy sets up a situation that since I...

    This hierarchy sets up a situation that since I bring a gift, I can ignore "adult only" invitation and bring my child. Wonder what else gift bearer can ignore in the way of decency and good manners...
  23. Sheesh. Enough already of your health scares!...

    Sheesh. Enough already of your health scares! Here's to looking up for you. Go mom!

    Gorgeous baby girl!
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    I totally get why you are concerned from your...

    I totally get why you are concerned from your updated posts.

    I talk to my counselor about marriage stuff...but I do not come home and tell my DH that my counselor and I talked about marriage....
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    Moving to a new location is one of the most...

    Moving to a new location is one of the most stressful events evah. Some people adjust faster than others. As I have gotten older, I have found moving to new places much much harder. It has taken...
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