There are already enough children in the world.

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There are already enough children in the world.
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Thu, 09-19-2013 - 3:59pm

Here's an article where 5 women explain why they chose not to have any children.  http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/5-women-explain-why-chose-not-kids-165300500.html

Did you ever think about not having children?  Like some of the women, would you have had more time to enjoy your husband?  Would you be divorced? Wink  Basically, why did you have children instead of not having children?

If you don't have time for the whole article, some of the reasons included 1.) having a fulfilling life already, 2.) growing up with dysfunctional parents or other close relatives/friends who were miserable because they had kids, 3.) getting to sleep in late, travel the world, not spend the money on kids, 4.) a biggie ~ not feeling the maternal impulse.

Would you life be as happy/fun/fulfilled if you hadn't had children?

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:21pm

"So basically this ENTIRE sub-thread is USELESS." -------------' Oooh. More caps. Stuff is getting serious now. I didn't think it was useless. I thought it was interesting. I learned something.

You learned that sometimes things are advised to you but that does not mean you HAVE to listen to it and MOST LIKELY the advise is NOT taken? Bawhahaaa...

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:20pm
"Please name some." Oh please. You've got a powerful imagination. Use it for good.
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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:18pm
"So basically this ENTIRE sub-thread is USELESS." -------------' Oooh. More caps. Stuff is getting serious now. I didn't think it was useless. I thought it was interesting. I learned something.
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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:17pm

Yep, you can go right to hell. According to the Bible, anyway. Nice backpedaling and yes, you did say it twice but tried to "cover" yourself not to get TOS. ----------------------------- I said the Bible says you can go to hell for lying twice, yes. Once because I was telling Thardy, and once because you asked for clarification.

Undecided

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:15pm
Yep, you can go right to hell. According to the Bible, anyway. Nice backpedaling and yes, you did say it twice but tried to "cover" yourself not to get TOS. ----------------------------- I said the Bible says you can go to hell for lying twice, yes. Once because I was telling Thardy, and once because you asked for clarification.
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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:12pm

"anyone CAN initiate" The suggested guidelines are that the person returning should be the one initiating for the first few weeks, anyway. So which one is it?" Are you seriously thinking those two statements are contradictory? Obviously, they recommend, but not require, that the recently-returned deployed spouse be the one to initiate sex. It's just a suggestion, not a requirement.

So basically this ENTIRE sub-thread is USELESS. Undecided

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:09pm
"anyone CAN initiate" The suggested guidelines are that the person returning should be the one initiating for the first few weeks, anyway. So which one is it?" Are you seriously thinking those two statements are contradictory? Obviously, they recommend, but not require, that the recently-returned deployed spouse be the one to initiate sex. It's just a suggestion, not a requirement.
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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:06pm

What you don't understand that "working away for 2 weeks" or being on travel status for 3-4 weeks isn't the same as being deployed in a military mission or being in combat status for 6 months isn't even remotely the same thing.

Ummm...where was I comparing that? I was telling a story. 

Again, the "honeymoon" phase is for many other things and yes, people away from others for a longer period of time DO have that. 

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:04pm

In retrospect, I should have said "sometimes" given that advice .... which I think later I corrected, if not directly, then at least in indirectly.

 Do you backpedal that much at the gym? BAER.

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 10:03pm

They weren't classified documents, so under FOIA, yes.  And in my particular experiences, they weren't even government produced documents. 

You remember word for word on these documents too? lol. How many years ago was this, 15 + years ago, correct?

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