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  1. Oct 23 /2019 I was diagnosed with diabetes. And before that with hypertension. I still have time to turn this around. Right now my A1C is 6.9. And on meds my blood pressure is 105/75. Monday night I am joining a diet support group. I want to lose 50 pounds by next Christmas.
  2. Greetings! I have read several articles and seen YouTube videos advising to NOT reach out to an ex on Christmas or the Holiday Season. However, my goal is not to get my ex-wife back, but simply to re-establish a bridge of communication for a potential friendship in the long-term. I absolutely have no intentions in a long-term reconciliation. A bit of history: my ex-wife left me 5.5 years ago to ''find herself'' after a 6-year marriage (she has been single since then). We have been divorced now for 3.5 years and have been in No Contact for nearly 2 years. She is still single, bitter, and
  3. So I (35M) met a very nice girl on Tinder 1,5 months ago. We already knew each other from over 10 years ago but have not talked since we were younger. Our conversation was awesome from the very beginning, she initiated conversations, shared pictures of her daily life etc. After the first date she said she definately wanted to meet again and so we did. I spent a evening and night with her (no sex) and it was wonderful, I actually think I let myself fall in love with her at that point. I thought we were moving in a good direction but I started to get other thoughts very soon. After I spent
  4. I don’t like them and want to add things to them which would suit my personality. The woman who did them lives across the street from me. 😓 Would you change them? I don’t want to hurt her feelings but at the same time I can’t stomach them I guess she didn’t understand what I meant.
  5. Who has decorated or is decorating early? I think Saturday I’m going to get the Christmas decorations out.
  6. I have been married for almost 2 years now but I have been with my husband for 8 years in total. I feel like we are still getting in the same fights since we’ve been getting from near the beginning of our relationship. We are very different people. I like doing things and having plans for things, especially big events. I like preparing gifts or food or events for birthdays and holidays. My husband is the opposite. He doesn’t care about holidays, let alone having a plan for one. He likes doing fun things by himself and does not consider asking me to join him or create things to do for us togeth
  7. I received an email from my ex boyfriend (7 years) during Thanksgiving and Christmas. He moved out when i returned from an overseas military deployment - he was supportive but grew very angry in my absence that I volunteered to deploy. His adult children, daughter especially, re-engaged with him during my absence and encouraged him to leave me. They were angry and mostly cut ties with him when he began a relationship with me (live-in). He became regretful after moving out but I was too shocked and hurt to respond to any attempts to see him and soon separated items. It was a very dignified
  8. when I found out that they are going home for Christmas to see their families together. He, again, kept it from me but I figured enough. I felt betrayed and lied to all over again. I was angry at him for not being able to tell me the truth about them. He would still insist that they are not getting back together. We did not speak for the 3 and a half weeks they were there and it was the lowest point of my life. That was when I felt the real feeling of loss as if he had died. I felt empty and cried almost every night. I tried so hard not to text him during that time but he did during Christmas.
  9. Hey all, just wanted to get some opinions on this: I bought my boyfriend tickets to a concert of a band we listen to a lot and will be in town after Christmas. They were pricey (ish, for me at least they were, I'm not doing sooooo well financially), but I thought I would treat him for Christmas. So I bought them and was getting really excited for Christmas so I could give them to him. Then however like two days after I had bought them, he tells me he is not all that into the band (even though he is the one who showed them to me!!) and that he would go to a concert with me if I wanted to, bu
  10. I feel like my gf invites me to way too many events she wants me to go to, like dinners with parents and family, and relatives, and things like that, as well as work events. We first start seeing each other in March/April around, but I feel that maybe she considers me to be a boyfriend to show off sometimes, cause if I don't want to, she will say things like everyone wants to meet me, family and a couple of co-workers so far. Why? Is going out since April long enough for the everyone wants to meet me stage? She wants me to go to Christmas dinner for her work and told me to book off a cou
  11. So I’m struggling and am curious what you guys think...my Partner and I have been together for about 14 months and are madly in love. We are very affectionate with each other, tell each other we love one another many times a day and all that gross, relationshippy stuff. My big issue is that he never really does anything for me in the way of showing me he appreciates me. It started when Christmas time rolled around and I got him 7 gifts that cost me $350. He got me nothing...DESPITE me telling him I wanted him to make the effort and get me a gift for Christmas. We had a long talk about how I fe
  12. So I'll try and keep this short. I'm just a bit confused and unsure of a situation. Last Christmas a work colleague who I have never met before (he moved to Canada before I started in 2015) came back over for a holiday and came to our Christmas night out. We got talking and he asked for my number. We went out before he went home and told me a few times he liked me. So 5 months down the line we still talk, but he's so hot and cold. We've tried calling each other a few times but because of the time difference always seem to miss each other. Sometimes he'll message me asking if I mis
  13. This is a follow up to an earlier post, end of last year. I've been with someone for three years+, we were very close , went on holidays, looked at moving in together. It seemed to be cooling a bit because we both had new jobs, then at Christmas it ended - not finally and obviously, she just said she didn't know what she wanted any more and broke contact except for a few texts. It hurt me really badly. We talked a little after Christmas because of practical things (I still have a lot to of stuff round at her house.) the long and the short of it is that she says she's dealing with change
  14. Me and my boyfriend have been going out since we were 14 and we are now 21 so 7 years. He is in his 3rd year of uni and studies french and Spanish however for his 3 rd he had to live abroad for a year. I thought this would end up being fine, yeah I would miss him but I never expected anything to happen to the relationship. Before he went in September everything was perfect and I’ve even asked him this and he thought the same. We went on a 3 week family holiday together, everything was how it normally is. But before he came home for Christmas I had only seen him once when he came home for
  15. Some examples, and no they weren't all said in 1 day Jokingly saying he put money aside for wedding [don't really think he did?] Oh we should get married and come back and tell everyone! Talking about what the wedding would be like. Jokingly saying "we should just get married" Drove past a ring place and he was like "oh I need to go there to get your ring!" Joked saying I don't know what hes getting me for Christmas and it'll be a real knee jerker, and joked about getting down on his knee. Brought up noticing a wedding dress place. Joked about proposing for Christmas and that's what
  16. First a bit of back story. Got married at 18 in 1999 to my high school sweetheart( so I thought). He was controlling in school but once we got married it stopped, for a year anyway. Then got worse. I was isolated from my family, had to get his permission to spend over $100 of my money from my job ( we had separate bank accounts) I was only allowed to have friends that he was friends with first. It was never physical just emotional and mental abuse. I kept thinking it would get better. Fast forward to 2009 and I got pregnant. Thinking things would change I was happy. Mental abuse continued. Fas
  17. My boyfriend and I have been together 9 months, and I have a worry I can't seem to shake. Here's some background: Before we started dating he had a big crush on a girl he shared a flat with, but I assumed those feelings had subsided as we started getting closer. 3 months in to the relationship (since the first date) he went on a night out, had a lot to drink, and made a move on his old crush. By 'made a move' I mean danced with her and grabbed her butt. A couple days later, after debating whether to tell me or not, he told me about what happened. He assured me he didn't still like her and s
  18. About 3 weeks ago I got this girls number off Tinder and set up a date. Because the university term had just ended everybody was going home for Christmas holidays so we agreed it would have to be in the new year when we return which was a long 3 weeks away. Being that the date was set a few weeks in advance I made an effort to keep in contact every now and then just to make sure I was still on her radar and she didn't forget me. (nothing too major as I prefer to leave the get to know each other stuff for the date itself) We sent some flirty texts back and forth when we first started ta
  19. I added a girl who lives near me and i thought looked cute through mutual friends i talked to her on facebook today as i wouldnt get a chance other wise in real life. i asked her if she had a good christmas etc and how her day was going, i got to the point where i asked if she wanted to come out for a bite to eat and she said she was busy with collage for a bit but i suggested seeing her around march before i go off on work and she said yeah, i dont know if shes serious or just trying to get rid of me... Also im not sure whether to spark up a random sort of conversation every now and then for
  20. Hi everyone, Appolgies if this is a long post.. My ex and i were together for a year and a half. We had a good relationship minus the odd arguement. Anyway, 4 months ago i made a mistake on a night out ( didnt cheat or anything but very long story to get into ) mu boyfriend split up with me then got back with me a few days later. He said he forgave me and that was that. His family then got involved which made me uncomfortable and i then said i no longer felt comfortable going there over christmas (its a big interfereing family ). He was annoyed about this because he is very close with
  21. Hi Im wrestling with a bit of a conundrum, my son (9 years old) wants an Xbox One for christmas and I want to get him one, though Im worried he will abuse it because if its his he will exercise his "rights" to use it take it ot his mothers house (things either never return or get wrecked) so I was thinking giving it to him but from the jolly man but split 75/25% dad son. Ive used something like this in the past but not on a gaming console, I own our current one but bought him games to use on it etc I worry Im being too controlling and that my other option of getting it for myself from
  22. Yesterday I started my new diet regimen. A while back, in March-May, I underwent an extensive change in diet and started to exercise intensely. I went from 128-113 in less than 45 days. Two months later, I stopped and started eating normally again. Now I weigh 119-120 and hope to start cardio, walking long distances and HIT again. I hope to get to 110 in the next 45 days. Will be posting what I eat daily, and my exercise routines. If anyone's also hoping to lose weight for christmas, it's a good time to start now! I hope to stick this out until Christmas. Today's breakfast:
  23. Not sure what to put tbh but I have been in a relationship for 8 months. During this time I suspected he was up to no good so went on his Facebook..sure enough loads of messages to different women. The familiar pattern emerged....it was my fault I shouldn't of snooped. He talked me round to believing he would change. No...I've found messages to ex saying he still loved her. I've been an idiot in believing him. A few weeks back admitted he had met someone for coffee. I went mad we fought and he grabbed me round the throat. I left but within a couple of days he had talked me round. He's always d
  24. So it's been just over a week since me and my boyfriend of three years broke up. And he's already started seeing someone new. And this someone just happens to be someone I have to see five times a week at work. When we were together he started following her on social media. I asked him if there was anything going on, and he said no. I believed him. Is he doing this just to hurt me, or has he actually moved on to her. He text me yesterday about exchanging Christmas presents because he cant send it back. I didn't bother replying. I just feel empty inside and I can't seem to stop cry
  25. Merry Christmas ENA Folks! I am the oldest of 7. I can't have kids, but all of my siblings have several. My babies died during birth, and though I love seeing nieces/nephews/brothers and sisters, I feel SO out of place. Understandably, everyone's kids hang out together as cousins. Almost all of them live within a few blocks of one another, so, my siblings have formed very strong bonds with each other, and I am left trying to awkwardly insert myself into the conversations and festivities with enthusiasm, but ultimately I just feel very alone. Everyone has families, husbands, wives, etc.
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