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  1. Me and my ex where together for 8 years, when I brought him around to my family everyone loved him but the relationship didn't workout so I broke up with him and moved in with my grandma, prior to the break up me and my grandma never had a close relationship before and thought we were getting close but my grandma still talks with my ex occasionally. She likes every one of his post on social media but when it comes to mine she doesn't. Am I over reacting? I feel stupid because its only social media? Should I ask him to delete my grandma from fb?
  2. He was 92. It would have been his birthday next week. He died from double pneumonia from the flu. He lived a long and fruitful life. He was born in the UK and immigrated to Canada when he was four years old. He was 17 when he married my grandmother ( she was 15)and became a soldier. He served in World War II. He was a soldier from 17 until he was 55. They had 4 children together, Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. They were married for 63 years when my grandmother died 11 years ago. He was a great artist and had many friends in his retirement home community. His favorite
  3. My son is having a very hard time with COVID fatigue and gets enraged easily with ANY talk of it. He blames restrictions partially for the death of his grandpa. ( which is partially true, my father found restrictions extremely impossible for people who were mobility disabled and deaf and with severe health issues. ) I have acknowledged his feelings , we have talked. I am extremely Covid fatigued myself and of course miss my father and my husband is gone until Christmas. My son refuses ALL suggestions of therapy so that is pointless and at 23 I can’t force him. If I wasn’t so
  4. My grandmother did drugs when she was raising my mother, specifically in high school. Because of that my mother had a horrible childhood. However...my grandmother got clean towards the last 20 years of her life. She was able to be a great grandmother to me. She took on the role of the second parent and partially raised me: picked me up from school, was there when I got home, was excited to ask me about my day. I feel that me being born gave my grandmother and grandfather a chance to be viewed in a new light without a past and they were grateful for that treated me like a princess. Howe
  5. First time my mum went to india she was 19 and forced into an arrange marriage by my grandfathers sisters. She didn’t even know it was her wedding day. My grandad was back in the UK and was completely against the marriage but his family had hidden my grandmother’s and mothers passports. So my grandfather said just do the wedding when you come back to the UK I will get it annulled, just get back to the UK safely. So after 2days my grandfather flew to India with all guns blazing only to realise that in the 2days of marriage my mother actually liked my father and wanted to stay married. So my gra
  6. Im 40 yrs old, been with my fiance for about 8yrs now. He has 9yr boy that his mom has only allowed him to meet and visit with in this past year. She never did give reason from keeping him from his dad. He always paid child support. And stayed in touch with her. The boy was allowed to stay with us this past summer. (Mom and child out of state.) He had bad behavior issues and ADHD. When it was time for him to go home it only lasted 1 week and his mom called saying for us to come get him, cause she cant handle behavior anymore. So he now in school here and living with us. She gave my fiance tem
  7. Hi, Sorry if this turns out to be a long post. So.. I'm 25 years old and thanks to the lousy economy, I'm still living with my family. Which for me would be my grandma and my aunt instead of my parents. Don't ask. Anyways, my grandmother is a sweet lady but she's also incredibly controlling and prone to bad mood swings. For an example, last summer I was working my butt off to find employment and ended up getting offered a lousy job "working in sales" AKA standing on the side walk in front of supermarkets trying to sell cellphones and other products. I considered taking it...until my grandmoth
  8. I know I have depression and I do take meds for it. However, even with the medication I have absolutely no compunction or drive or whatever you want to call it to leave my house. I used to get excited to do things, now I am not. I am a new grandma, my grandbaby makes me happy, which hopefully means that part of me is still there, I just cannot access it for everything. I want to get excited to go on outings. I want to find events that I really WANT to go to..... I am just newly disabled due to back issue that has plagued me since I was a teenager, so that is one reason I stay at home. W
  9. Hi All, First off, I want to take the time to thank anyone who is willing to over me some advice. Okay, so to start my ex-boyfriend and I were in a strong and committed relationship for a bit over 4.5 years. We recently broke up on March 27th of this year due to something I did, an active of extreme impulses. We are both in our 20s, him 23 and me going on 21 in a few months. This particular incident began when I called him to see if he’d be able to send me a few dollars to order UberEats around noon. With the pandemic going on, I lost my job working at an elementary school and hav
  10. Hi guys! I would like to ask for your opinion on the following: First, let me say that I have had such amazing support from my ex MIL and my ex SIL throughout my hardship since last year. We get along beautifully and talk to each other often. That said, my ex SIL's daughter will be graduating from college this month. I am going to send my niece a check for $200 which, to me, is a nice gift. Obviously, her grandmother will be sending her a gift as well. Here is my dilemma: I don't intend for my ex MIL to tell me how much she is sending but, at the same time, I do not want to outsh
  11. Hello all, I am a 29-year-old girl currently living in Italy. I have been dating this guy for more than 2 months and he invited to a family lunch with parents and grandparent in his city which was very far from ours. He is so nice and all but the problem is I think he is going so fast and I can't keep up with his pace. I have this feeling if he gets tired of me soon and I have some intimacy issue because of my constant fear of getting dumped, as a result, I am always the first one who breaks up and this time is the same. but he looks so nice and charming. despite all these facts, I have hea
  12. my boyfriends grandmother raised him and his brothers, and i have respected and admired her for that. But she has done nothing but talk trash about me since i started dating him, she won't let him make his own desisions about anything. He is almost 20 years old. he just proposed to me on christmas and she does nothing but tell everyone that it was my idea and she told him that after we're married im gona make him quit school. she is telling everyone that i control his every move. on new years eve i was over there and she told me that he is always sick and has to see a doctor all the time which
  13. Hi, I have a question so I can give my sister-in-law some advise. Since it's such a delicate subject, I am tired of keeping my true opinion to myself and only telling her what she wants to hear. I don't want to hurt her feelings. My sister-in-law has a 10 yr. old son, let's call him "Jon". Jon lives with his parents, however his dad is not his biological dad. Jon does not know this. His parents have been married since he was a baby. He has recently been asking questions about families and even told another relative that his parents didn't have him together. No one has addressed Jon's comme
  14. Hi, to fill you in, my ex and I were together for 3 years and for the most part we had a very good relationship. I'm 32 and she's 22, we always supported each other through hard times, had great times/dates, went on holidays together and had been talking about moving in together to be closer, she lives an hour drive away. Leading up to the break up, I noticed a change in her, we had argued a few times but always made up. Her grandfather passed away in Feb and it really hit her hard as she lived with grandparents growing up. A few months later her grandmother got ill but is still around and sh
  15. Hi everyone, I have sort of a sensitive topic and would like your insight regarding it. My Aunt passed away 2 and a half weeks ago after having brain cancer for almost two years. My uncle has been up and down since, but has been staying at my parents house since she has died (the past two and a half weeks). I live at home with my parents, and usually it is just my dad and I at the house because my mom works out of town. The uncle is my Mom's brother. My grandma (Dad's mom) stayed at my house for two weeks during this time, and made meals for the family while cleaning up because my dad an
  16. Hey everyone, I haven't posted for years but need to vent. I hope this is the right forum area. Met a guy through OLD a month ago. Chatted by txt for a couple of weeks, followed by 2 (informal) dates, meals at his house. The chemistry was fantastic, really thought I was on to a winner this time. We txted eachother constantly. I'd always receive a "good morning", then txt tennis all day. I stayed at his place last weekend, left on Sunday on great terms, him saying he'll visit me soon Monday the txt tennis continues as normal. Tuesday - dead air. Nothing. In the evening I tx
  17. When I was growing up, the memories of this started around ages 7-10, all I remember are family conflicts. My Mother and father divorced. One would come home and trash talk the other. This would happen every day. My father was the worst of it. He would always talk directly to me about the flaws of every family member and how they weren't caring enough. The most painful memory I have is on my tenth birthday. My mom bought me a bunch of gifts, I was extremely happy. I was my mother's whole and only world. She asked me if I wanted the gifts returned for money and I for some reason said yes. I rem
  18. I have been with my gorgeous boyfriend for nearly 4 years. We have lived together for three. I cook, i clean, i do all the washing. We both work full time. He finishes earlier in the day. He has his hobby, and i like that he still enjoys it and i go watch him every week.. one thing that's really frustrating me is he loves socializing so much so that we don't do much outside of the house together just us two. We do go out to Dinner and the movies a fair bit but i would like to do other things too. I'm adventurous and he isn't. And when i say he likes to socialize im always invited; he doesn
  19. So here's the situation. I have some cousins who are in some trouble. I won't get into too much detail because it involves some private stuff. But long story short, my cousins (second cousins; ages 14, 13, 9, and 8) are in a really bad household. Their parents (my first cousins) are always in between jobs, spend all their money on things they don't need, and have no money to put food on the table or keep up with their rent. They're even letting their two oldest children use marijuana. The kids also struggle with school and the eldest two have thought of running away. They are well aware their
  20. If you've seen my last and only post you know I've been dealing with toxic parents for all my life; I am in my late twenties. A little while ago my grandma, who I've lived with since 2015, just let me know after months of my searching for a job that I have an interview tomorrow. Obviously, I'm going to take the opportunity but I can't help but feel like this is going to be used for even more ridicule (ie making me the butt of EVERY joke every time we meet up) Am I being paranoid
  21. I'm (43) and finished a rough divorce. In the process of moving on i had a good female friend for years and she (50) began to persue me. I had asked for simple easy dating ( eating out, movies, fishing, etc, but no over night or sex. I needed my space and move on from divorce and find happiness. She agreed because she 2 years ago lost her 17y/o son in accident. We were both there for each other. Crying on each other shoulders, missing the old life. However, as time went on I found myself so in love as she did too. We made a schedule out. During a week I'd spend time with my son, but when
  22. So about a year ago she broke up with me. I was partying all the time and not really doing much with my life. Fast forward a few months and I quit drinking, became a very active runner, and have a great job. This was about July. Since then she showed back up in my life we've been working on getting back together. Things have been good overall. We went on a trip out of the country for a long weekend and had a great time. We dont fight as bad as we used to etc etc etc. An odd thing is starting in October we stopped having sex because she said she wanted to make sure we could fix our relationship
  23. Hello everyone... I did not know what to put as the title of this, but its going to be a very long post so theres your warning: About 5 years ago, my sister started dating a guy who I didnt really approve of, but she didnt know about this. My sister ended up moving in with this guy and his family because she and my mom fought constantly. This guy is bad news, well known drug dealer who thinks thats his ticket in life, he thinks drugs are going to support him in his life. My cousin started dating the brother of my sister's boyfriend. Because of the reputation of the family, my family really
  24. So here is my story: The wife and I have been married for 7 years and like all marriages we have had our ups and down. At the moment we are currently separated and living apart. We have 1 child together and things have been fine. We have been seperated for a little over a year now and for the past 5 months have been slowly dating one another again. The reason for our separation was financial issues as well as her family being way too involved in our relationship. I also had issues as well I have made my mistakes as well. So when we were living together I made a huge mistake and moved into her
  25. I am in the dating but non-exclusive stage with a man who is losing his grandma, and is all torn up about it. We usually talk a few times every day, but yesterday he did it call until 9pm to say hi/goodnight and I felt something was wrong. This morning he called to tell me that maybe it’s because he’s processing some intense raw emotion right now, but he felt weird that I didn’t contact him all day yesterday. That his grandma is on her way out and he was at the hospital for 14 hours yesterday and he’s absolutely distraught. He said he knows we are in the weird grey area, and he doesn’
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