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  1. Bridge to Terabithia My Girl

    Bridge to Terabithia

    My Girl
  2. 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...
  15. 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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    West, I think you may have hit the nail on the...

    West, I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I'm going to discuss it when I go to the psychologist later today.

    Thanks so much to everyone for trying to help me out. It does help.
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    Thanks everyone. I made an appt. with my doctor...

    Thanks everyone. I made an appt. with my doctor to discuss the hormone thing. Perhaps the Pill would help (and would likely make my man happier too!) ;-)

    I'm also going to talk to a...
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    Interesting to note: The "baby cravings" seem...

    Interesting to note:

    The "baby cravings" seem to go away when I am not in a relationship but return when I am with someone...could that mean it likely is hormonal?
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    I should have mentioned (or maybe I did) that...

    I should have mentioned (or maybe I did) that single motherhood (biological) is NOT an option for me. My parents and family are very traditional and would NEVER accept it. It would not be a good...
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    Thanks everyone, please keep the comments coming....

    Thanks everyone, please keep the comments coming.

    I think it may be hormonal, and also, hitting 40, I cannot keep saying, "Well, you never know, in 10 years I may meet the man of my dreams and...
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