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If you re-did your search of a spouse; top 5 criteria?

12 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

All this crap about divorce and would you re-marry and all that cr@p that makes me thinks some of you'd might be unhappy and sh1t

So if you had to go back to a point when you thought you would be primed to look for a mate for eternity, what would your top 3-5 things you'd be looking for be?

I'll wait till a few responses have been posted then share mine :thumbsup:

A dilemma; kids, international travel and stuff

07 June 2018 - 07:36 PM

So we are currently at UW la Crosse for a future problem solvers international competition as my son is competing.  He's built a great relationship with a family whose parents are originally from China, but they've probably spent more time in the US now more than anywhere else.  My boy is 11 and so is their son and they study together a ton for traveling math competitions and stuff like this.  The dad is a professor at the local university.

So recently they told my son they would be traveling to China next year, probably for about a month and told my boy if he wanted to go with them he would be more than welcome.

:eek: :huh: :shocked:

From the time we have got to know the family they seem like a very stand-up family and have treated my son incredibly.  My son acts like he would be thrilled to go.  I'm having a hard time even giving it serious consideration.  Wtf would you do?

The Show-Biz Pizza Band is getting back together

23 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

tell me you fools know what this is :pointstosky:




How old are your kids?

22 May 2018 - 09:07 AM

8, 11, and oldest turns 13 next month


How do you maintain friendships?

20 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

This is probably one of those threads where I feel like I'm sharing too much, but meh whatever.  Maybe some of you will identify as being in the same kind of boat :bench:



Growing up I always though of myself as an extrovert, but any more find myself leaning towards doing things in isolation and in the absence of others.  Granted, things are busy as sh!t so down town isn't very frequent and I probably do enjoy closing out the outside world.  My job is very social, so I'm constantly with people who I consider friends and mingling and having small talk and collaborating with all walks of life.


Where I find myself lacking is engaging in genuine relationships where I can openly share about things which bother me with people I consider close friends.  Most of who I consider my close friends are guys I hung out with in high school.  Now we don't see each other much and I don't talk to most of them real often.  At work I'm at the top of the food chain, so it's hard to build close friendships when everyone sees you as the boss.  So it's really tending to kids activities and occasionally socializing with folks, but I feel I am lacking in finding guys I consider true, close friends that I converse with on a regular basis.


Real long way around the question I was getting to.  Have any of you found ways to connect to new friendships (perhaps moved to new communities, wanting to branch out more...) and found that you were successful in doing so?


Would be interested in getting some ideas.  TIA and PIIHB