Category Archives: relationships

What do you think?

What do you think? Can men and women be friends or does sex always get in the way? Do you have a friend of the opposite sex that you do things with, without your spouse along? Does your spouse? Would … Continue reading

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Ruth Madoff

Did any of you happen to see the Ruth Madoff interview with her son Andrew on 60 Minutes Sunday night? I found it to be very sad. I find her to be a very sheltered woman and extremely naive. Here’s a small … Continue reading

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Expectations and Resentments

Each week, I attend a support group meeting. We read a passage from a book and then discuss its relevance in our lives. Is it true or not? Are we affected by this? How? Last week’s meeting has stuck with … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Updated

I loved being a Girl Scout. I just loved it. I loved the camps and the activities and the crafts and yes, I loved that ugly green dress and I still have my sash. I loved earning those badges that … Continue reading

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Does the apple fall far from the tree?

What do you think about this? Does the “apple fall far from the tree?” Do you believe in “a chip off the old block?” Are you a lot like your family? Do you see the same “type” of people in … Continue reading

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Family Dinners

Teens who had fewer than 3 family dinners a week were almost 4 times more likely to try tobacco and twice as likely to use alcohol. Do you require attendance at the family dinner table? If so, how often? And, … Continue reading

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Girlfriend Getaway

Nearly 1 in 4 women have gone on a girlfriend getaway, and more than half want to do so in the future. Have you ever, and if so, where did you go? What did you do? How much FUN was … Continue reading

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Some people fight because the wife has too many throw pillows or the husband won’t put the seat down. What is the quirky pet peeve at your house? Do you let it go a lot of the time and what … Continue reading

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W. Oregon Sara Tucholsky first HR – ultimate sportsmanship

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Biggest regrets. Do you have any?

When we think of our biggest regrets, love tops the list, followed by regrets about family, education and career. What have you done in your past that you wish you’d have done differently? Do you have many regrets or wishes … Continue reading

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Saving the best

I was watching an episode of Rizzoli and Isles last week and Lorraine Bracco’s character (she plays Angie Harmon’s mom) said “I’m sick of not eating the good candy and always saving it for later. I want to eat the good candy … Continue reading

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What do you guys think of this? Should teachers be prevented from having private relationships with their students? I have a few opinions and concerns but I’ll put mine in the comment area. I want to know what you guys think … Continue reading

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Were there any surprises for you?

What is the most surprising thing you didn’t find out about your spouse or roommate until after you were married or living together? Was it about finances? Exes? Sexual Preferences? or something little, like his or her likes or dislikes? … Continue reading

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This was the Good Question the other night and Paul and I just looked at each other and laughed. Can snoring be stopped? LOL!! NO! OH HELL NO!!! Snoring. I’d like to have a quarter for the amount of times … Continue reading

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Big Kiss

This was a discussion on The Talk one day and I wondered what you all thought about it. The discussion I’m talking about is right at the beginning. Do you kiss your kids on the mouth? I love the way Jessica Alba … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, children, choices, dad's, differences, emotions, family, grandchildren, grandparents, kids, kiss's, love, mom's, opinions, parent's, people, relationships, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Too much, Too Soon?

We probably all remember our first crushes, our first kisses. Mine was in the 6th grade. I remember it being so awkward, that I didn’t care if I ever did it again. Actually, I don’t think I did do that again … Continue reading

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Love at first sight

Over half of us believe in love, love, love at first sight, the majority of which admit to having experienced it. Have you? If so, was the feeling mutual? And, did it result in an enduring relationship?

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Your cheating heart….

“Cheaters don’t define infidelity; their partner’s do.” And, social media has made the slippery slope of ‘cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eaters,’ even more slippery. In this modern day world, how do you define ‘infidelity?’ A torrid love affair? A one night stand? A platonic, … Continue reading

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Nikki has the week off. Her sister has been in town so we have to forgive her!! Well, I for one am so glad this week is over. I’m not one to wish time away but it’s been stressful. My … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

I can remember when I was a little girl and my parents would be talking about something in hushed tones and they’d tell us that “this stays in the family.” We knew that this was something we weren’t supposed to … Continue reading

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Is it okay to “white” lie to a friend?

I was watching The Talk the other day and this subject was first up on the program. Is it always important to tell the truth no matter what? If you have the time and don’t watch the show or missed … Continue reading

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Happy Friday once again. How has this week been to you? How did voting go for you? Did it end up the way you wanted to? We got our school levy passed so we’re all thrilled here. It didn’t pass … Continue reading

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Why Do We Hold Grudges So Long?

I’m guessing by now everyone has heard that Mrs Clarence Thomas (Virginia Lamp) called Anita Hill and asked her for an apology for what she did to her husband. Go read it here on Good Question. Some of you may … Continue reading

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Pull Up a Bleacher

I totally love football, and honestly, as much as I like the NFL and college games, nothing – NOTHING – beats a high school game.  I don’t know if it’s like this where you are, but here in Iowa, Friday … Continue reading

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Free Chat Monday

Happy Monday all. Laura’s been on a weekend holiday so it’s my turn to do the Monday chat. I went to a craft fair on Friday and I got some really cute stuff for my back garden. I love the … Continue reading

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