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by blue iris
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: It boggles the mind!
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

Re: It boggles the mind!

Thank you all for the great responses and ideas! I'm going to think about everything for a bit and then reply. But I know I'm getting nothing positive from this friendship since every conversation seems to be how she has been hurt, insulted, and left out.
by blue iris
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: It boggles the mind!
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

It boggles the mind!

Hi, all! I can't believe I am writing this. I found out that one of my friends, whom I'll call Kathy, definitely qualifies for MIL from hell. Before I give details, I hope none of the women already on here are her DIL! This friend and I were once very close, when we were in our late teens to early 2...
by blue iris
Wed May 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Should I be bothered?
Replies: 3
Views: 4040

Re: Should I be bothered?

Hi, WMB! I think I have been in a similar situation. When we moved to a 55+ active adult community, we found similar dynamics. My DH was still working and involved with friends at work. But I was on my own. There seemed to be cliques in the community, even when I joined groups that were supposed to ...
by blue iris
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Well The Squirrels Are Back In The Attic...Post
Replies: 9
Views: 3797

Re: Well The Squirrels Are Back In The Attic...Post

A couple sandwiches short of a picnic.
by blue iris
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Please Help Me!
Replies: 8
Views: 3918

Re: Please Help Me!

I agree with the previous advice. You stated that your FH would do anything for you. But apparently anything doesn't include standing up for you. You need to leave ASAP. Find another place to live, work a second job if necessary. Stand on your own two feet for a while. When you can see things clearl...
by blue iris
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 4339

Re: Hello!

WMB, that is great that you like the 55+ community. DH and I did that, but didn’t have the same luck. After we moved in, also all new construction, we discovered that most of the residents were at least 20 years older than us! Their kids were our age. We moved out after a few years back to the town ...
by blue iris
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Long overdue update....I escaped them!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 11547

Re: Long overdue update....I escaped them!!!

I also remember you! I have thought about you many times and wondered how your story continued. Thank you for coming back here to give us an update. I am so glad you left and are makng a new life for yourself. Your situation was terrible, I don’t know how you managed day after day. It seems you trie...
by blue iris
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 20
Views: 9450

Re: What would you do?

I don’t have any advice, except to agree with what mamarama just said. Years ago, we got a HUGE hospital bill for an overnight stay when DH had a kidney stone, which fortunately passed. I questioned an item with the nurse at our doctor’s office. I found out the hospital billed us for surgery to remo...
by blue iris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Low contact or no contact?
Replies: 11
Views: 4922

Re: Low contact or no contact?

Everyone else here always has such good advice! I can only add one thing:

Change the locks!
by blue iris
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: It really irks me when...
Replies: 4
Views: 2919

Re: It really irks me when...

Same here! I had a baby gift business, but not online. Everyone raved about my items when I gifted them, but no one but one cousin ever bought from me! Yet they knew where to send invites to their events.
by blue iris
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Has anyone ever reported a GoFundMe account?
Replies: 14
Views: 6096

Re: Has anyone ever reported a GoFundMe account?

The only time I have heard of a GoFundMe account being taken down was when someone started one in someone else's name and the real person had it stopped. But yes, you do donate at your own risk.
by blue iris
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Looking At Houses, DH Worried About IL's Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 4062

Re: Looking At Houses, DH Worried About IL's Opinions

Just my two cents here. DH and I have moved multiple times in 47 years. (Good grief! Has it been that long?!) For the most part, you don't live on the outside, you live inside. So if the interior fits your needs and wants, you can always add landscaping and paint the front door, add lighting, etc.af...
by blue iris
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Situation
Replies: 15
Views: 11472

Re: She broke up with him

Jem, I am so sorry! But I hope there will be happier times ahead for DD, and for your whole family. If she broke up with the boyfriend, it was the right thing to do.
by blue iris
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Reasons
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: She is ready end it with boyfriend

Sorry I don't have any helpful ideas, I just wanted to say "Halleluia!" (Music from Handel's ' 'Messiah' in background). Let hope she ends it sooner rather than later.
by blue iris
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Dr.s visits.
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: Dr.s visits.

Just to let you all know, my cataract surgery went well, but I am going to need new prescription glasses. Not sure how long before I get those, the incision has to heal. It wasn't a difficult surgery, but feels like I have a speck in my eye. I see the dr again next week to make sure it's all going a...