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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 4:49pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYs8toIE9fY

As an advocate and student studying health + human services this scenario is sad and I'm glad child welfare is involved.  WDYT?  Is there a break down of the system, according to her, here or is this just somebody placing the blame on others? 

 

 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:13am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I have no friends and a limited number there on fb. At least my kids are safe!  :-)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You have no friends?</p>

No, I'm not even on the radar to your 800 online friends.  I'm jealous. 

 

 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:09am

jamblessedthree wrote:
What I like is that real friendship is found with people I can be myself around and that's not difficult, I'm blessed to get that back in return from real friends too. The older I've gotten the less "stuff", superficialness matters and those that are still caught up in that I do find difficulty in connecting with anymore. That's probably the difference.

Now that is a post with which I can agree. 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:09am

What I like is that real friendship is found with people I can be myself around and that's not difficult, I'm blessed I get that back in return from real friends too. The older I've gotten the less "stuff", superficialness matters and those that are caught up in that I do find difficulty in connecting with anymore. That's probably the difference.

 

 


 


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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:08am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I have no friends and a limited number there on fb. At least my kids are safe!  :-)</p>

You have no friends?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:06am

thardy2001 wrote:
>As it should be, hon.   As it should be.   Women need friends around their own age.  Surrounding oneself every year with unwilling women 20+ years one's junior and women who are by Bord'd admission yesterday, a decade and more older is not surrounding oneself with women one's own age.</p>

I would think, actually, that having friends that are considerably older would only ADD to one's experiences ... not detract from them. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:00am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">chestnuthooligan</em> wrote:</div>  Actually, you would be wrong. As a REALLY old woman, I often connect with college age women who are interested in the tech field. It's not a friendship, it is a mentoring and networking  relationship, just like Queen's. These ambitious young women want to get ahead in tech and I can help them get there. The one's who don't seek out help through many channels, often remain unemployed or under employed.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That's great.  It's called mentoring.  Wannabe who has been a SAHM for years is not mentoring anyone in any field of employment.  Her purposes are very, very different.</p>

See, Opportunities for internship are found where I could use my degree.  Maybe there's prayer or exchanges about the blessings in their lives...

 

 

 


 


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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 8:55am
The older I get, and the more experiences I have, the more I realize how complicated life really is, and I think I've grown more rather than less empathetic over the years. I find friendships and relationships to be difficult at times because I prize them so highly. It is sometimes difficult to rearrange life to respond to a friend's need, or to just make it a priority to get together regularly with people you care about. It's easy to let life get in the way and let those things slide. I recently ran into a dear friend at a party, and we reminded each other we'd inadvertently let the whole summer go by without having lunch together, and promptly remedied that situation by settling on a lunch date. Stuff like that.
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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 8:49am
Do you think someone who comes into your home and starts smacking your clocks and tearing up your calendars because the people from Pluto told her to is in touch with reality, Jamblessed?
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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 8:44am

I have no friends and a limited number there on fb. At least my kids are safe!  :-)

 

 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 8:42am

"And by the way.." Really?  What qualifies you to diagnose?  Have your experiences over the years bord made you more or less empathetic of others struggles?  What you find not very hard to assess surprises me considering the difficulties you find human connection and relationship to be, But whatever, continue the inconsistencies.  Your SIL (?) is in a great place, Good for her, she must be a doing a lot of great things. 

 

 

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