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Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...

Started this discussion. Last reply by David 9 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hey Gents,Haven't posted on here in quite some time, but it's good to be back. Hopefully all is well with you all.Any of you that remember me (or have stumbled onto my page) know that I was involved…Continue

Tags: long-distance, relationships, break-up

DIY Projects/Hobbies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korbinian May 2. 5 Replies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any…Continue

A question for the military folk...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clinton Brown Apr 8. 4 Replies

Greetings gents,I've written on here in the past for a variety of topics. My question now is for the guys in the military. Former can obviously comment as well, but I'd like to try and get as many…Continue

Sleepless and Studying

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Mar 24. 12 Replies

Any tips any of you gents might have to help start work earlier in the day? Briefly put, I have college classes all day, and when I get done, I honestly want some time to chill out a little bit. An…Continue

 

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David replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"It sounds to me like you are replaying this over and over on your head because you don't want to, or just can't, forget her. But you should forget her as good relationship material. The only reason you should make any contact with her in…"
9 hours ago
QuackXP replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Weather it was right or wrong to end thing over the phone its done now. You cannot un-ring that bell. If you did see her in person what are you going to say, "sorry I broke up with you over the phone, but I'm here now to tell you I still…"
17 hours ago
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Thanks Colin! Appreciate the good words."
yesterday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Pajama recommendations.
"You know a kid named Ken Jeannin? He's a Sergeant stationed there, a mechanic."
yesterday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion Getting Back Together With an Ex?
"Yeah, I agree with the first response. Go to my page and read my most recent post. I think (coming from personal experience) that a lot of guys want to get back together with an ex because it (in a sense) negates a black mark from their life. You…"
yesterday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"I re-read what you said, and I understand now. I thought you were referring to the most recent break-up. Looking back, I agree. I should have ended things permanently then. Oh well. In all appearances, you're right: I did done fucked up.…"
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Vendetta5885 replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Hey Douglas,It sounds like it went as well as it could be expected and it doesn't seem like you made any glaring mistakes throughout the ordeal.  Anytime you look back at a break up you will always find things that you could have said…"
yesterday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Yeah, I've definitely acknowledged that. Fool me once, shame on you..."
Tuesday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Okay. I mean, that was the end. Nothing has happened since."
Tuesday
Steve Dallas replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"This. Only screw up I read was in the getting back together. As far as the break up, it is often advisable to do so in person, but that isn't a law, nor a rule. You had circumstances and you got the job done.  "
Tuesday
Rick Shelton replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"It never should have happened after the second time.  One time may be a fluke but twice means she's using you as a back-up plan and when your grades weren't good that back-up plan seemed in jeopardy. Now the phone call break-up.…"
Tuesday
Leto Atreides II replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Ok. You fucked up. When she "left you for another guy" that should have been the end. Everything after that, well, that's the part you fucked up. Feel better?"
Tuesday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Pajama recommendations.
"I know this has nothing to do with your question, but given your Army picture and the New York reference, I take it you're stationed at Ft. Drum? What's your MOS, if I might ask?"
Tuesday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Thanks Will. I had pretty much felt that, I guess it was just since there was so much time invested, I didn't know if something else could/should have been done."
Tuesday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
" I have moved on. and that's basically how I have handled it... I was just curious to see if others felt I had goofed up as well."
Tuesday
Leto Atreides II replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
" It's over, move on Whatever you think you fucked up -- don't do in the future See #1 "
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"Trust is like putting money in the bank; Once the box is empty, you can't take any more out."
- My Dad

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If you fail to prepare, you're preparing to fail.

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:19pm 1 Comment

10/12/12

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.

 

Living each day, in all aspects of life, is in a sense like preparing for tomorrow. Everything you do today will somehow either make or break the day you have tomorrow. And tomorrow, well that is nothing more than a test to see just how well you prepared. Have a test? How well did…

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A Man Should Be Tired!

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 11:29pm 0 Comments

Men, we've seen on the blog before that there are numerous responsibilities that a man has to cover in life today. And there are times when it seems like there are too many. Quite honestly, it should feel like that! Think about it, it is our duty to be a loving son, boyfriend/husband, possible father, employee, citizen, and friend to others.

Now, looking at this from a mathematical standpoint, that's only 6 things. But, we men have known for a while that when reflecting on…

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The End of the Patriots Dynasty

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

So the Patriots lost last night... in case you needed to hear it once again.

Yes, that's right sports fans, now for the next two weeks, we have to listen to those unbearable New York fans, in addition to the bandwagon hoppers to 'supported the team through it all' while they gloat about how the G-Men crushed the opposition and the Patriots chance for revenge from four years earlier. Great...

Now, to my credit, I'm a northerner from CT, so I'm stuck right in the…

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On Confidence in Yourself and The American Dream

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:18am 1 Comment

We all remember sitting in our history classes when we were young, probably in a circle inside the classroom for a group discussion, and talking about what the American Dream really was. Nobody volunteered to speak, of course, because that would be geekish, and nobody wants to be a geek. But looking back on it all now, have we as individuals lost sight of it all?



Each and every one of us has a different Dream. It deals with careers, spouses, houses, cars, pets, kids, toys, money,…

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