Im a a young man, at 17 years old theres still so much more to learn. My parents have been divorced for most of my life so I am used to that aspect of my life. Im aware that pretty much every guy has…Continue
"I am sure the situation the causes a lot of personal conflict...not sure what to do.
Alcoholics thrive in denial...meaning they can't accept that they live in habitual patterns...can't admit that they are out of control...and can't…"
This group is for anyone interested in the sport of wrestling, whether you wrestled in school or are just a fan and want to learn. People say it's a dying sport but the popularity of MMA has really brought home the importance of wrestling as a skillset that every man needs, especially anyone interested in martial arts in general. Hopefully this can facilitate discussion and people looking for training partners in their areaSee More
Thank you for all of the advice and shared experience. I realize now that I still have a completely stable mom that is supportive of my situation. I have some thinking to do about the relationship with my father. He contacted me a couple…"
"Willie, in your entire post, nowhere did you mention where your mother is in all of this. Is she a mature, responsible adult? Are there other adults in your life who seem to be wise and stable, whose advice would be valuable? …"
"Here's what I have to say:
1. I have a great deal of experience with a father who is an alcoholic.
2. I myself went through an addiction experience.
3. I have a great deal of experience with divorced parents.
Your father will only control…"
"It doesn't sound like it's imminent -- that is, I don't hear from your post that he's trying to connect. So it's not crucial to decide immediately. If not... maybe when you feel more balanced about it."
Im a a young man, at 17 years old theres still so much more to learn. My parents have been divorced for most of my life so I am used to that aspect of my life. Im aware that pretty much every guy has some conflicts with their dad, I mean with al those hormones in your body at this age its hard not to question the alpha of the family. My dad is a drunk and a mean one. He is kind of a hard ass. Ive put up with his shit for 14 years and on july 30th 2012 he was hammered, stumbling over drunk.…See More
"Also ... the government sets the "poverty line". If you're going to get government salaries under control by tying them to something, you probably ought to pick something that is set and monitored by somebody other than the…"
"This. The most qualified people are taking significant pay cuts to work for the government anyway. The problems are the difficulty in firing incompetent government workers and (in some cases, mostly local and state governments) overly…"
"Its because almost nobody watched A&E before Duck Dynasty or Storage Wars. And the History Channel gets better ratings with Pawn Stars and American Pickers than it did with Modern Marvels. And, TLC does better with the cooking and…"
"If you want to complain about government or even quasi-government pay scales, look to your state and local government pay rates.
As to politicians, a 19th century joke put it this way, "An honest politician is one, who when bought, stays…"
"Disagree. That sounds like a good way to hire the dumbest, least-qualified, most corrupt people possible.
The government won't get smaller. It'll get worse. Bribery will be rampant. Or, it'll only be run by…"
"It isn't just the history channel. I remember that A&E onc stood for Arts and Entertainment and some of the really good shows they now have. TLC was once the Learning Channel, and they had some great shows. I remember…"