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Old 09-21-2015, 04:55 PM   #21
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It sure appears from my experiences that you unfortunately had a more "normal" divorce experience than I had. My ex never tried to "screw me over" and in return I made sure I never gave her a reason to think about doing it. I certainly imagine early teens would be a tough period for this to happen.


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Old 09-21-2015, 04:59 PM   #22
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You really made me smile at this--Bet you would have done it too!

Only if asked! .... But the past 20 years have turned me into a cranky old man.....I have two friends that never bothered to have kids until their 40s. I find myself hanging around more with my friends who had their children when I did and are empty nesters... Five year olds have to much energy for me. Of course they aren't my grandkids though...


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Old 09-21-2015, 08:35 PM   #24
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My two oldest were teens, and very rough for both of them, just in the past year has my relationship with DD gotten better, her having a child of her own has matured her considerably. All the kids are better able to put things in perspective with time, they love their mom, as they should, but just shake their heads at some of her antics. 50/50 can work if the co-parents are on the same page, but if we were on the same page probably wouldn't have divorced.

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