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Breaking up is hard.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dallas Aug 2, 2013. 5 Replies

My girlfriend of 8 months and I just broke up.  I don't post here often, but it's almost easier to type out thoughts to random people that can offer objective criticism and encouragement rather than…Continue

Hello from Ohio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stein May 28, 2012. 2 Replies

I've been lurking this site for a while.  Reading articles and generally being amused while learning at the same time.  I figured I would join the community and hopefully participate in discussion,…Continue

 

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Charlie replied to Lynn Jones's discussion What is a manly job for 15 year olds
"When I was 15 1/2  I got my first job at a local car wash.  I'm not sure if it was manly or not, but I've always loved cars so being able to be inside of a variety of cars (especially the very nice ones) was a great…"
Sep 9, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to Charlie's discussion Breaking up is hard.
"Sounds like you know she wasn't right and while it was a tough thing to do, you did the right thing. So now comes a couple of weeks doubting yourself, but as the person who broke it off with her, you will bounce back quicker.   Biggest and…"
Aug 2, 2013
Philosopher King replied to Charlie's discussion Breaking up is hard.
"I completely agree with everything Rob says here, and he makes a lot of good points regarding exchange of value and spending time with friends and family and focusing on yourself to find your happiness again. The only thing I would change /…"
Aug 2, 2013
Nick H replied to Charlie's discussion Breaking up is hard.
Aug 1, 2013
Rob replied to Charlie's discussion Breaking up is hard.
"You are probably feeling down from the breakup. Sorry bro. Maybe you feel that way, but being someone who still has something to learn about making relationships work does not make you a terrible person. A terrible person would never have invested…"
Aug 1, 2013
D.J. replied to Charlie's discussion Breaking up is hard.
"Beats me what it is. Without knowing you better I can't offer feedback on that.  You and your now ex-girlfriend sound similar to me and my recent ex-girlfriend. My ex and I didn't share many interests either and it was hard at times…"
Jul 31, 2013
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Breaking up is hard.

My girlfriend of 8 months and I just broke up.  I don't post here often, but it's almost easier to type out thoughts to random people that can offer objective criticism and encouragement rather than friends or family.Everything spiraled down hill quickly.  We had planned on moving in together, and really just rushing everything.  She lives out of town, and we both work in different cities.  Out of those 8 months we got to see each other less than a hundred times.  It really takes it's toll when…See More
Jul 31, 2013
Charlie replied to Liam's discussion Starting with the Guitar
"Your fingers will be quite sore at the beginning until you develop the calluses.  Ultimate-guitar has a lot of lessons and tabs/chords for pretty much anything you'd like to learn ( http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons ). …"
Jul 25, 2013
Charlie replied to Aaron Eastham's discussion Joining the Military
"If the situation were economically ideal then I could understand wanting the degree first then going to officer school.  My roommate got his degree and had no clue what to do with it so he started talking to recruiters and is now a first…"
Sep 11, 2012
Charlie replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion The Insanity Workout
"Insanity is a really good cardio/toning workout if that's your end goal.  Some people have mentioned P90X.  I like combining both, along with going to the gym.  I've memorized/written down most of the P90X upper body…"
Aug 13, 2012
Charlie replied to Tyler M.'s discussion Favorite Cologne?
"Bvlgari Man- my go to everyday cologne.  My ex picked it out and I enjoy it.  It's unique and has a woody/musky scent without being overpowering and last for quite a while applying it to pulse points on the wrists and…"
Aug 9, 2012
Charlie commented on Chris Weitzel's blog post The Lost Art of Self-Reliance
"I like your ideas here.  I think for most guys they just do a cost-benefit analysis of time and effort vs. money.  Money usually wins as the answer to their problem.  Other times it's convenient.  I learned how to…"
Jul 19, 2012
Charlie replied to Justin Cook's discussion Pick your poison
"If I want something sweet or a lady comes over and wants a drink but doesn't like normal beers or whiskey:  Orange soda and vanilla rum.  Tastes like a dreamsicle.  It's also good with mango soda.   A bodega I used to…"
Jul 17, 2012
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Charlie replied to lycan91's discussion Any advice on being alone
"I used to have a fear of being alone, but then I got used to it and now I embrace and it just feels better.  I've met a lot of people because of it.  I like nature and hiking and exploring, my best friends don't or are…"
Jul 12, 2012

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Kurt replied to Stein's discussion Around the house in the group The Shirtless Man
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