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Old 07-12-2011, 10:17 PM   #21
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You guys are onto something with that venting thing. I am a problem solver and cannot understand why anyone would tell me something without wanting to hear my explanation of how to fix it. This frustrates my women friends to no end.

I have to stifle it sometimes when DH wants to complain about something, and just set myself to "receive" instead of "send" mode.
This is something that men fall into very easily. A few days ago I was thinking about how annoyed I get when I am telling some woman something that is bothering my mind and she gives me suggestions. I don't care if she is god and her suggestions are brilliant, I am just not interested, at least when I am telling my woes. So I decided to try to give them more of what I would like, and less of what I too often give. Not an easy task for an A-hole!


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Old 07-13-2011, 06:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Alan View Post
my DW ER'ed 6 years before I did, and my FIL ER'ed 5 years before MIL. DW's BIL ER'ed 5 years ago and his DW ER's end of this month.
I nominate that for the forum hall of fame for using the most forum abbreviations in one paragraph.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:34 PM   #23
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Nice one flyfisha, I was thinking the same thing as I read that paragraph !!!

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