What help did your parents give you?

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Did my parents/guardians provide me with practically helpful dating and relationship advice?
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No 91%  91%  [ 29 ]
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10 Oct 2013, 5:01 pm

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Why yes. yes it is.
It's supposed to be a play on the "waffle house" restaurant chain. It's a lame joke, I know, lol.

I think it is awesome.

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10 Oct 2013, 5:02 pm

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no,every time I ask my Dad for dating advice,you goes
off on how bad republicans are.

Hey bill, I wanted to ask you, you do work out at the gym you frequent right?


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10 Oct 2013, 5:03 pm

here an conversation had with my dad before
me:dad why,I can't get a gf
dad:it's the republicans,they put so
much fear in people
me:I don't know about that
dad:republicans are such liars
me:what doe that have to do
with me dating
dad:because republicans have created
so much fear and hatred.Republicans
are terrible people
me:so...any way,how's your day



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10 Oct 2013, 5:05 pm

appletheclown wrote:
billiscool wrote:
no,every time I ask my Dad for dating advice,you goes
off on how bad republicans are.

Hey bill, I wanted to ask you, you do work out at the gym you frequent right?


yes,I do.why you ask.



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10 Oct 2013, 5:22 pm

billiscool wrote:
appletheclown wrote:
billiscool wrote:
no,every time I ask my Dad for dating advice,you goes
off on how bad republicans are.

Hey bill, I wanted to ask you, you do work out at the gym you frequent right?


yes,I do.why you ask.


You're already cooler than me. I have a ymca membership, and have barely ever used it.
Keep it up!


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10 Oct 2013, 5:27 pm

:lol:



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10 Oct 2013, 5:30 pm

I never had a close relationship with my parents & am kind of private with them so I never went to them for relationship advice & never really told them alot about my relationships. As for the example their relationship set; they do love each other but my dad probably has Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder so he's kind of controling & contradicts my mom. She goes along with his decisions & doesn't want to disagree because she'll get told how she's wrong. My dad does things around the house when he wants & is also kind of dependent on her to take care of certain things & he worries about what she's doing & hovers around her sometimes. They never really fight but they have communication problems. My dad suggest doing things & says it's because mom will like it but she really not that interested but she goes along for him. He may just really want to do those things for him & deluded himself into believing it's for her.


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10 Oct 2013, 5:42 pm

My mom told me not to ruin my life by "getting trapped." This was coming from someone who found herself an unwed teen mother and was pressured into marrying her 18 year-old high school drop-out boyfriend, who the made her very unhappy for the next 20 years or so until he eventually drank himself to death. While I was growing up, she seemed to be constantly thinking about all the things she believed she missed out on in life and letting my brother and I know how different her life would have been if she hadn't had us. I'm still single and childless at 30, so I guess maybe it worked.



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10 Oct 2013, 6:06 pm

Yes, especially mom my has given me some advice.

I observed my parents off course who were two amazing parents in a very loving marriage.



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10 Oct 2013, 6:12 pm

appletheclown wrote:
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Mom: "Just be yourself! Any girl would be happy and proud to be with you!"

Dad: "Get a job! I'm not financing your f*** dates!"
As long as they are good parents, it is the best advice you could possibly get. I'm not really joking either.

Mom meant well, but had no idea how rough things were for me socially. Dad thought that five dollars was more then enough money for two 14-year olds to go on a date (c.1970), and that any more than that meant that the kids were likely gambling, getting drunk or taking drugs.


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10 Oct 2013, 6:18 pm

Fnord wrote:
appletheclown wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Mom: "Just be yourself! Any girl would be happy and proud to be with you!"

Dad: "Get a job! I'm not financing your f*** dates!"
As long as they are good parents, it is the best advice you could possibly get. I'm not really joking either.

Mom meant well, but had no idea how rough things were for me socially. Dad thought that five dollars was more then enough money for two 14-year olds to go on a date (c.1970), and that any more than that meant that the kids were likely gambling, getting drunk or taking drugs.

In light of the discovery I am a lot less sexually driven than others here, I actually never really needed more than what your dad would have told me if I was your brother.


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10 Oct 2013, 11:13 pm

They gave me a great example of what not to do in a relationship. :roll:

The best advice my dad gave me was not to let a guy take me for granted. Make sure the guy knows how lucky he is to have such a pretty gf.

The best advice from my mom was that before I agree to marry a guy look at his worst traits, magnify them (since that is what happens over time), and ask myself if I could live w/ it for the rest of my life.


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10 Oct 2013, 11:51 pm

I wouldn't take advice from my mom even if it was "Don't drink that, it's bleach"


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11 Oct 2013, 4:05 am

Mother once asked me why I am still single - I didn't give any explanation.

She's too oblivious to my issues and I don't even know where to start.



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11 Oct 2013, 4:09 am

blueroses wrote:
My mom told me not to ruin my life by "getting trapped." This was coming from someone who found herself an unwed teen mother and was pressured into marrying her 18 year-old high school drop-out boyfriend, who the made her very unhappy for the next 20 years or so until he eventually drank himself to death. While I was growing up, she seemed to be constantly thinking about all the things she believed she missed out on in life and letting my brother and I know how different her life would have been if she hadn't had us. I'm still single and childless at 30, so I guess maybe it worked.


Your mother sounds like the character Blueroses' mother indeed.



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11 Oct 2013, 11:55 am

^^ I'm afraid I don't get the reference. My username is a Tennessee Williams reference. Is there another blueroses?