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    About ballet schools that are selective about who they acknowledge in the after concert awards ( long story, dd in tears though ), homeschoolers who don't see anything wrong in letting their children hang in cliques and reject kids who don't fit the 'fashionable' template, religious people who don't act the way jesus would, vets who don't cure the pet guinea pig, even after $600 has changed hands, husbands who leave all the emotional caretaking up to their wives, homeschoolers who let their kids bring their DS's to activities so that now my 6yr old feels sad that he doesn't have one, and everyone else who is making my day miserable!!!!

    I am over other people. Not my friends, but all the other irl people. I want to go and live in the wilds with my kids and the guinea pigs and a lot of good books. And a supply of tea. Argghh!!! I am seriously in need of sympathy

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    You've got my sympathy. I pretty much gave up on people several years ago. Too many years in the ER has jaded me a bit. Sorry to hear that you and yours are having troubles right now-I hope it gets better.
    Just call me Shoe...
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    Oh dear Melissa....I hear you on that vent, get it off your chest, it will make you feel better.
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    I'm with ya on this, you are not alone (so to speak).

    Shoe, "ER"? as staff or as a patient?
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    Sorry you're having a tough time. Sympathy aplenty winging its way across cyberspace to you.....

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    Oh Melissa, you definitely are not alone! I'm so sorry to hear you are having "one of those days"; I have them all too frequently. Sending you ((hugs)) and virtual chocolate from eastern Canada!
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    Maybe this will at least bring a smile as far as the religious people not acting like Jesus -- there's a comedian named John Fugelsang who has a great line about his personal faith, which is pretty close to my own views: "Jesus to me is like Elvis -- I love the guy, but his fan clubs freak me out."

    Venting is good. It's a defense mechanism to balance our psyches. I'm also sorry you feel your spouse isn't sharing in the emotional caretaking.
    Dad (39) to 2 DSs Hurricane (aka Nathan, 11) and Tornado (aka Trevor, 7)
    He likes to think he knows what he's doing. Please don't burst his bubble by telling him otherwise...

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    its funny, in my circles its always the moms who are the emotional caretakers, but i've met a few ppl, esp women, here and there who say, you know, its DAD . . .he's so soft-hearted and .. . i've come to believe that its just a specialization . . . usually one emotionally supportive person pairs with one emotionally needy or broken person . . . .

    sorry about the really bad day, tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommykicksbutt View Post
    I'm with ya on this, you are not alone (so to speak).

    Shoe, "ER"? as staff or as a patient?
    Staff-I've spent the last 20 years in a combination of roles as a nurse, nurse practitioner and paramedic. In that time, I've seen a lot of the worst of people (and the best of people, too), but I'm not the wide eyed idealist I used to be.
    Just call me Shoe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmamaz View Post
    its funny, in my circles its always the moms who are the emotional caretakers, but i've met a few ppl, esp women, here and there who say, you know, its DAD . . .he's so soft-hearted and .. . i've come to believe that its just a specialization . . . usually one emotionally supportive person pairs with one emotionally needy or broken person . . . .
    It's totally good cop/bad cop at our house. When one of us gets frustrated and upset with a child, the other one seems to instinctively know that it's time to calm things down. The roles switch, usually depending on who has been around the kids most that day (the bad cop)!

    Melissa, do you talk to your DH about your need for him to pitch in more in that area? Speaking as a man, sometimes ... okay, most of the time ... we need specific instructions about what it is that's asked of us. Maybe that'll help? Guys just often see things through their "logical glasses" and have trouble comprehending the emotional impact of things. That can come in handy sometimes but not when some TLC is needed.
    Dad (39) to 2 DSs Hurricane (aka Nathan, 11) and Tornado (aka Trevor, 7)
    He likes to think he knows what he's doing. Please don't burst his bubble by telling him otherwise...

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