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by Phred
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Would like a male opinion - pornography
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

Re: Would like a male opinion - pornography

I talked to him about it and feel much better. I showed him what I found and he explained himself. He admitted to looking at it and explained that men in general are visual and that we hadn't done anything in so long he looked at it out of desperation. I can kind of understand how he would feel tha...
by Phred
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: What's wrong with my marriage?
Replies: 15
Views: 8365

Re: What's wrong with my marriage?

RUN! RUN! RUN! I am usually one of those people who only recommends that people consider ending a relationship when they talk about how bad their situation is. But, based on what you've written, I can't recommend enough that you get out of your relationship. First and foremost, you and your husband ...
by Phred
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Health insurance requirement
Replies: 4
Views: 3207

Re: Health insurance requirement

Just an FYI, Muslims in America are extremely unlikely be exempt because there's no history of them of rejecting US government programs, such as Social Security, etc. Interestingly, Amish, Mennonites, etc. likely will be exempt from the health insurance requirement because they do have a history of ...
by Phred
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Rant about DH
Replies: 6
Views: 3812

Re: Rant about DH

Coming from a guy's perspective, it doesn't sound fair either. Point out your examples of how you manage when he's not around and you'd appreciate if he could do the same so you could do this ONE THING. Of course, if you have a particular in-law or friend he doesn't care for, maybe mention that you'...
by Phred
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Ladies, tell me your delivery stories
Replies: 36
Views: 17737

Re: Ladies, tell me your delivery stories

Do you have any suggestions for decisions that should be made that perhaps you didn't think about in advance? Not really, but that's more because we had WAY more happen than you could ever plan for, including a 19-day NICU stay, so I would never recommend planning for everything we faced. Basically...
by Phred
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: infertility and sister's baby coming...
Replies: 5
Views: 3981

Re: infertility and sister's baby coming...

My wife's sister seems to be able to get pregnant at the drop of a hat (or her husband's pants, I suppose), but my wife and I tried for over 3-1/2 years before we were blessed with a pregnancy. We tried everything from calendars to medication to double medication to prayer to you name it. It's hard ...
by Phred
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Ladies, tell me your delivery stories
Replies: 36
Views: 17737

Re: Ladies, tell me your delivery stories

If you don't mind a guy chiming in :) I'll recommend that you and your husband make and write out all the decisions ahead of time. And if you're not sure about all the decisions that could realistically come up, talk to your birthing class instructor. My wife and I made our decisions ahead of time, ...
by Phred
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: How did you (if male) or did your Dh spend Fathers Day?
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Re: How did you (if male) or did your Dh spend Fathers Day?

Church, followed by doing dishes, followed by mowing the lawn, followed by doing more dishes, followed by mending my wife's cut finger, followed by cooking, followed by delivering food to friends who just had a baby, followed by an AWESOME DINNER! Doesn't sound like much of a Father's Day, but it wa...
by Phred
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Do you like your first name?
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Re: Do you like your first name?

I do like my first name. I'm named after my uncle and he's a real good guy, so I've always "worn" it well. :)
by Phred
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A place for pics of the guilty?
Replies: 1
Views: 8336

Re: A place for pics of the guilty?

There are many reasons, beyond just anonymity, that I wouldn't be able to do that. One of the biggest problems would be verification of ownership of the photo and that could cause a legal mess if I'm hosting a photo of someone that doesn't want their photo posted anywhere online. Sorry. You'll have ...
by Phred
Wed May 01, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Baby Shower Opinions
Replies: 35
Views: 16209

Re: Baby Shower Opinions

Yesterday I had a doctors appointment and my usually very low blood pressure was sky high. So high, that I have to go back in two weeks instead of four and if it's not lower I might have to be put on meds. I have always had perfectly low blood pressure unless I am stressed. I take this to be a sign...
by Phred
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: I'm pregnant.
Replies: 17
Views: 9508

Re: I'm pregnant.

He said they are his parents and he can't tell them not to come. Yes, he can. He's choosing not to. If he knows you're on this forum, have him read what I've posted below. If he doesn't, just tell him the story and say that "someone at work" or wherever told it to you. My wife and I have close frie...
by Phred
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Enemies?
Replies: 7
Views: 4421

Re: Enemies?

I think the easiest way to look at it is this: Jesus had a lot of enemies. There's no way I can be better than Him.

:)
by Phred
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Relationship Quandary (Phred?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re: Relationship Quandary (Phred?)

Personally, it would depend on how long this new behavior has been happening. For instance, if I have five years of experience with someone and this has been going on for a couple of weeks, I might just ride it out and see how things go. But, if it went much beyond that, I'd probably want to sit dow...
by Phred
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 5
Views: 3606

Re: Fed up

Geez, I really don't even know where to start. To say you're enmeshed in it all is a major understatement. Let's start with the most obvious one: your dad's drinking. Have you all tried an intervention? For instance, you know he's disposing of his empty cans at night. What if you all met him at the ...