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About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irishman Aug 21, 2013. 32 Replies

Sorry guys, I need some advice.I've written this out several times and erased it, left the site and come back. So here goes.My mother is a hoarder. If you've ever seen the show "Hoarders," imagine…Continue

What has this place become?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick H Dec 11, 2011. 165 Replies

Hello all, It's been a while. The forum was getting too clogged up with politicians and dormroom Aristotle wannabes and checking in was getting pretty tiresome. Anyway, I left for a while.  I did…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Niles Jun 26, 2011. 18 Replies

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Oldies, Classics, and the Perception of Time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jun 23, 2011. 17 Replies

I was reading something recently in which the author made an interesting point.  In the end of the movie Back to the Future, Marty tells everyone, "This is an oldie... um, well it's an oldie where…Continue

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Irishman replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Mr X, I don't really in a position to give advice on this but just wanted to wish you best of luck in whatever approach you take. I wouldn't envy you and it isn't often a man is asked to make a call like this. "
Aug 21, 2013
Jeremy replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"I actually ended up cutting ties with my family a little over a year ago.  My relationship with them had always been strained and difficult, especially my mother, who tended to influence the rest of the family.  For years, I had a more…"
Aug 21, 2013
Penelope replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Based on OP's responses to Shelton's posts, I'm going to flesh out my NAMI recommendation. OP's been burned, and wanting to avoid more of that is understandable. I also read that OP has tried a very analytical approach to his…"
Aug 19, 2013
J. D. replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Rick:  I couldn't disagree with you more about never bailing on family.  It is not something to be done lightly, of course !  One does not do it over a simple disagreement or difference of opinion.  But I do believe that…"
Aug 19, 2013
Adrian Miranda replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"alot of long responses, hopefully i am not repeating someonelses input.   Do not cut ties, when they do pass away you will regret not having been more patient with them.  Keep visits short and sweet, it is their life and you do not have…"
Aug 19, 2013
x replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Honestly it sounds like your mother needs to get a head scan for a stroke or tumor that would adjust her personality. I've been campaigning on this platform for years. I don't have enough votes. "
Aug 19, 2013
x replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"My friend, I was looking for perspective, not justification. And thanks, but no shit. Of course they were there for me when I was growing up. If they weren't, or had they been abusive and crazy then, this wouldn't be so soul-sucking of a…"
Aug 19, 2013
Penelope replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"1. www.nami.org 2. You don't need a power of attorney or conservatorship or court order or even a doctor's note to get someone who is mentally ill SSI benefits. You just need to make a case to the SSA, and the SSA has to talk to the…"
Aug 19, 2013
David F. replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"It is but if you start the visits in public places like a park you can walk away without having to throw them out of your house. "
Aug 19, 2013
David F. replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
""I don't want to see, speak, or be involved with either of them anymore. I'm to the point that if they want to see their grandchild, they can make an appointment with my wife and I'll go somewhere else. And even that's…"
Aug 19, 2013
Brian Splash replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
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Aug 18, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"You've got a powdered-butt-syndrome problem -- once somebody's powdered your ass, they don't want to hear your advice about sex or money.  They're set in their ways.  They don't want your advice.  Even if they…"
Aug 18, 2013
Doug Davis replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Attaboy. Be strong for your offspring and spouse, even when you aren't feeling it inside. Best of luck to you x, and no worries if you want to get back on or private message. Sometimes it helps just to let the built-up poison drain out, even…"
Aug 18, 2013
x replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Thanks everyone for your insight. Difficult times but nothing I can't handle. I really appreciate it."
Aug 18, 2013
Rob replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"So it's not just one problem, but a whole nest of them. I'm familiar with a similar situation; the problem is that adults are assumed to be "financially responsible" regardless of the actual state of their mind. And it's…"
Aug 18, 2013
Joseph R. Sullivan replied to x's discussion About to cut ties with parents. Need advice.
"Cut them off, focus on your children. Be a better parent than yours are. All you're doing is enabling them the same way your father does. Teach your kids to love but to to help those who are willing to help themselves. It sucks but you…"
Aug 17, 2013

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At 10:43pm on December 20, 2011, Scott Omega said…

true, this place has turned into a shithole.

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Congrats, sir!

At 9:40pm on September 29, 2010, M. said…
Happy birthday, Billy!
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Hey Billy. I'm not sure if you've noticed. But your head's missing.
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Thanks for joining the Maker's group, Billy!
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I could not get to your blog post with that link and I beat yer 40
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Welcome to AoM, Billy!
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Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
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Anytime Billy :)
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Thanks for the warm welcome!
 
 
 

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