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Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, February 5th (Saturday)

Anyone read this? I'm not quite all the way through it yet, but I've found myself rereading multiple passages.

I'm already more conscious of the way I talk to DS... balancing responsibility with self-esteem messages.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


Posts: 7279 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: NC
MzMagoo
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Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, February 5th (Saturday)

No I haven't, but I just added it to my nook wish list!


BS (me) 37/WS (him)37
M 13 years/together 18
DD 1~ 8-10/ DD 2~ 11-10
3 kids~ S 14, D 10, D 10
Filed for D: 11-10
R: Trying to trust it is real
If you walk around the pool long enough, you are bound to fall in.

Posts: 271 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: At the moment? Hell.
OnceInALifetime
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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, February 6th (Sunday)

A sense of entitlement is, I think, the root of much ill in society, and in individuals. Sounds like an interesting read; but I should probably wait a few more months to read it, having recently gone through the divorce process, where entitlement reigns supreme.


BH, now divorced

Posts: 3012 | Registered: Oct 2009
tuscandreamer
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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)

I just started reading this today. A very interesting read!


BS 47
WH 44
Dday #1 6/20/07, Dday #2 (different OW) 5/16/09
3 DDs (14, 9, 7)
Reconciling???

Posts: 482 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Canada
Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)

I read this last spring. Fascinating and SCARY.


FBS: Married 20 years, 2 daughters 25 and 22. Divorced by the grace of GOD.
D-Days: 2/23/93; 10/11/97; 3/5/03
Ex & OW Broke up 12-10
"An erection does not count as personal growth."

Posts: 29678 | Registered: Apr 2003 | From: Massachusetts
gibbonsrose
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)

Just got it. Can't wait to read it. I have encountered many, many scary parents in different roles I've held with sports organizations, and their so-called "advocacy" for their children, and I think this book will be both an eye-opener and confirmation of my theories.

If it is, I may just ship some books out anonymously to my "favorite" parents.

[This message edited by gibbonsrose at 1:45 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)]


Me - Befuckled
WH - Limber at limbo *sigh*

Posts: 5040 | Registered: Sep 2007 | From: mountain transplant
Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 1:52 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)

Speaking of horror-story sports parents, our local soccer league had a rule that ANY spectator heckling a player or umpire/ref was subject to immediate and permanent removal.

I wholeheartedly supported that rule.

Cat


FBS: Married 20 years, 2 daughters 25 and 22. Divorced by the grace of GOD.
D-Days: 2/23/93; 10/11/97; 3/5/03
Ex & OW Broke up 12-10
"An erection does not count as personal growth."

Posts: 29678 | Registered: Apr 2003 | From: Massachusetts
gibbonsrose
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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, February 16th (Wednesday)

Me too Cat. Negativity is contagious. If one parent does it, it will soon spread to others.

I also like the concept of "If you don't have anything positive to say, keep quiet."


Me - Befuckled
WH - Limber at limbo *sigh*

Posts: 5040 | Registered: Sep 2007 | From: mountain transplant
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