AoM,Did not introduce myself but if you noticed from my last post I am a recovering Nice Guy. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Just got out of a 4 month relationship with a girl with a 1 year old son.…Continue
I grew up in a fairly traditional family. I am 26 and have 3 sisters that are 42, 35, and 24. My mother was pretty much a stay at home mom and she is kind of a push over type. She had a very bad…Continue
"Dismiss your fear of appearing jealous or inexperienced and replace it with the idea that voicing your contentions allows you to figure out if you are dealing with a partner that will develop a mutually enjoyable and interdependent lifestyle, or if…"
"There is a difference between being a Nice Guy and a push over. You can still be nice while explaining your needs and expectations in a relationship.
If she goes to a place that sucks up her social time with you, it is fine to ask to…"
"I don't know if the presence of the child is relevant. If your relationship with her is strong, well, being a father (or step-) is a delight. If not, you won't be his father (or step-) anyway.
But: 1 y o? Boy, what…"
"I suppose women with children may especially appeal to men who want to play the hero. I can see where the presence of a child would make someone extra reluctant to be confrontational or express anger.
I don't know if experience dating is really…"
AoM,Did not introduce myself but if you noticed from my last post I am a recovering Nice Guy. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Just got out of a 4 month relationship with a girl with a 1 year old son. Being the Nice Guy that I was, it did not end well and I was left avoiding conflict once again.Anyways it got me to thinking.... does a woman having a child leave the ultimate trap and project for the Nice Guy? It sure seemed to happen to me. She completely let me in her life with her friends (3 of…See More
"But I did tell her to ask for what she wanted. I don't think it's manipulative to take other's feelings into consideration. I'm sure it depends on the circumstances, but not in this case. I don't see it. Maybe I do have a…"
"The reality is that after giving her the schpeal, Mom said something like, "OK, but what do you want me to wear?" and then I just told her. In wedding planning, my husband and I found "the rules" good for extended family and…"
"I thought it made plenty of sense. There was something that was very meaningful to Rebekah (the Christmas dress she wanted her mother to wear), but she also didn't want to hurt her mother's feelings or overstep her bounds. That's…"
"Agreed. But those are "the rules." This is why I left what I called "AoM for women," the wedding-planning boards. Too many passive-aggressive, unwritten, unspoken (because to make them clear wouldn't be passive-aggressive)…"
"It's a very quick feed forward loop of frustration. The other person becomes distant and you just want them to understand what you feel. What's worse is that I know something needs to be said and be OK with that. Its a whole another matter…"
"This is just an example of what appears to be good kids trying to spread a good message. I am not asking for teachers to lead my children in prayer, but when they are trying to offer a good message, maybe the schools could just step aside just a…"
"Haha well said.
I just gave examples of popular culture.
Even if you turn off the TV and are immune to popular culture, which I doubt, you still cant stop everybody elses consciousness moulded by popular culture."
Every two or three blocks on the avenues of downtown Brooklyn, a big old stone church rises from the ranks of the brownstones. A couple of weeks ago, my little boy Felix pulled his trike to the curb and squinted at the steeple of one."What's that castle, Da-da?""It's not a castle, it's a church.""What's a church?""It's a place where people go to worship god.""What's god?""God is a concept some people believe in. A creative force, I guess you'd say.""Huh."And with that, he rode on. I must admit,…See More
"I think what's going on with the leaks is two-fold. First, there's that streak of "I know better than anybody else" that seems to infect "Progressives", of whatever political persuasion. Second, how is…"