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  1. JB2007

    Comment my boss made

    I feel for you. It is very hard to go into work and leave your children everyday. It was especially hard when my children were young and even more difficult when I disliked my work environment. I have had my fair share of nasty hateful bosses too and it was just miserable to go into work every day. I say come on here and vent away. Sometimes it just helps to put it out of your mind when you say or type it all out. There is nothing wrong with being upset and stateing that you are upset. We have to hold way too many of our feelings in at work because it is not only expected of us, it is demanded of us. You enjoy your time away from that nasty person and enjoy your children while you can.
  2. JB2007

    Hello Again

    Davey, Sarcasm is one of my favorite things in life. While I do not like sticking sharp objects in my eye, I do upon occassion think about sticking sharp objects into other people's eyes. So who knows our paths may cross from time to time. Take care.
  3. JB2007

    Hello Again

    Hi there everyone! I do not know who all remembers me. I use to be on here a lot about a year ago. I was very busy in the last year and was not able to go on this site for awhile. I recently obtained a position on a STICU that I am very excited about and I am learning a lot. Well anyways I was just wanting to get on and say hi to everyone on AN. I would love to get to know some of the other nurses out their that work on a STICU or any ICU for that matter. Have a great day everyone.
  4. JB2007

    I lost 15lbs in one month

    I have lost over 30 lbs and went down 4 pants sizes since the end of July due to stress. Bad way to lose the wt but it is nice losing it.
  5. JB2007

    Things you would say to your younger self

    Your Mom is right. Listen to her! Do not marry someone while you are young just so you will not be alone. You will just find yourself older and alone. Yes he has issues, run do not walk away. Go to school now so that your loans will be paid off before you have children. Do not get married until you know what you want in life. Have fun when you are young and do not be afraid to make mistakes. These are just a few things I would go back and tell myself. LOL
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    How soon is too soon

    Thanks everyone for your responses and advice. I think I will go out with him just as friends for now. He seems to be a very nice sweet person. I would not jump into the sack with anyone because I honestly do not need that kind of complication in my life at this time. I think I have made my stand on that clear with him. My children are older as in teenagers and I have no intentions of introducing them to this man yet. They are having a difficult enough time with all of this they do not need to meet every guy that I date. Thanks everyone for your advice I am very new to this and I am just not sure what is acceptable.
  7. JB2007

    How soon is too soon

    Thanks for the replies. You are right my soon to b ex is not mourning. He is all smiling and happy. He had a girlfriend before he told me he did not want me anymore. It does feel very nice because after I kicked him out I thought that nobody would ever want me again.
  8. JB2007

    How soon is too soon

    Ok everyone I have not dated anyone, but my soon to be ex for over 20 years. We split for many reasons, but it was his choice to split. He just did not want me anymore. Stupid man! Well any the reason for my tread is I want someone's opinion about how soon is too soon to jump into the dating game? I was asked out tonight and I really was not expecting it at all. He seems like a very nice man, but I was married for 20 years so I would think that there should be a mourning period or something. However, it is so nice to be asked out and to have someone think I am worth the effort. Please those of you that have been there done that give me your opinion.
  9. JB2007

    Singles club thread

    Ok here it goes. I am a 38 year old who is now a single mother of 2 teenage boys. I recently filed for divorce due to his midlife crisis and mental health issues. Now I find myself alone after over 20 years with one man. Yes people I was the stupid 17 year old girl when I started going out with my soon (Please tell me it will be soon) to be ex-husband. Personally, I am still in the sad lonely and find it very hard to find anything to love about myself stage of the process. I find all of you an inspiration that one day I will be better off without that man in my life. I hope one day to love myself again too.
  10. JB2007

    Break Up... Again!

    I am sorry you had to go through this difficult time. Know that time will help you to heal. In the mean time be kind to yourself and do something extra nice for yourself. You deserve it.
  11. I know just what you mean when you say sometimes you feel like the disease is just an excuse. There are days that I just get so angry and I just think that if he would just care about his family enough he would be able to "be normal". Whatever normal is anyway. I am sorry, but right now I am going through the whole anger stage of dealing with him/the disease. That is all I can seem to do anymore is cry or be ticked off. I also know just what you mean by wanting to fix him. He is broken, so with lots and lots of love he can be fixed. Believe me I have been trying to fix him for more years than I want to think about. I will clarify what I mean by fix. I would not change the core person that my husband is, but I would change the ups and downs and the complete detachment from life that make it miserable to live with him. Sorry about the vent, but I am really tired and sick of dealing with everything right now. I wish you lot of luck.
  12. Celly I am so sorry for what you are going through right now. The way you describ how you husband is acting and how you are feeling sounds a lot like my husband and myself. Sadly, I have no good advice for you right now. We are both seeing a therapist and he is also seeing a psychiatrist who is over seeing his meds. The meds have help some, but not enough in my opinion. I just do not think my husband cares about anything enough to try. I am sad for him, our children and myself. His disease is turning me cold and bitter.That is sad because I use to be a warm and friendly person. I hope that you can find the anwser for you and your family soon. Also, do not let you husband's disease turn you into a person that you no longer recognize. Good luck
  13. Thanks to you all for your kind responses. I am just now getting to get back on line. My computer crashed sone after my 1st post. My husband and I are seeing a therapist now so hopefully things will improve soon. I just wish all of this was not affecting the children in such a negative way. My oldest son is acting out in ways that are not healthy. I have him going in to see a therapist too. I just wish that all of this would go away.
  14. Thanks so much for responding. I think it helps to know that I am not the only one who has thought of running way. Sometimes I am sitting in my car just trying to decide just how far the money that is in the checking account could get me. I wouldn't do that to my children though. I have been dealing with him like this for 16+ years and I think it has finally just exhausted me to the point that I can not take one more thing. It also does not help that both of my children are teens now and I am seeing how badly their father's condition has affected them. I am just kicking myself for not leaving him or forcing him to get help before this.
  15. Have any of you had a husband/wife that has depression/bipolar? My husband has depression, but I am pretty sure it is bipolar. Big family hx of bipolar and he did not tell the doctor about it when he went in for his depression. I really need someone who can share how to cope with all of this right now. I am thinking about a divorce and I really hate the idea. I do not want medical advice just someone who is willing to share. I recently started counseling.