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Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 9:26am

Mindy, I'm very sorry to hear of the problems you are having with your old friend.

I can relate to being worried about her doing something to hurt you.  When I get into disagreements with people, even lesser disagreements than you had, I worry quite a bit.

Comment by booklover on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am

You are right k.h., and thanks Chris!  I did try and give her another chance, but it immediately became all about her again.  I feel relief!

Joan, yes I am proud of her!  She's been having a really nice time having a boyfriend again, studying, and planning her move to her new university at the end of the summer.  She has been seeing her doctor regularly.  I am so happy for her.  I've really enjoyed spending so much time with her, even though I wish she hadn't had to go through all that "crap." lol.  Now if I could just get her to clean her room.... ;)

Have a good week everyone.  I get the results from my pathology report this morning.  I'm not worried.  I'll let you guys know.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2014 at 2:55am

Mindy, I am very happy to learn that yur daughter is doing so well! You must be very proud of hers growth!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2014 at 2:49am

Spud, I need an ending to that cartoon as well. A long pause, and nothing came to mind. So, I hope she can explain it.  I am so bad at jokes and don't think up things fast enough to be effective

Comment by Plinius on April 28, 2014 at 1:14am

But you did very well, Mindy! It looks like your ex-friend tried to punish you for her own problems, and then there is no other way than insisting your behaviour is correct and changing your number. It's almost pleasant to cut loose someone who wants to control your life. Enjoy the extra space!

Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 12:15am
Booklover, sometimes you have to cut them loose. I cut ties with a friend of 30+ years because she started calling at three in the morning drunk. It went on for several years after I'd told her nicely to not call me when she was drinking. And never call at 3am. She didn't stop so I broke it off.
Some friendships aren't worth the aggravation.
Comment by booklover on April 27, 2014 at 10:34pm
Good find Loren!
I had quite a doozy of a morning. The old friend I made up with and I were texting, and she just lost it! She was screaming at me in all caps about how selfish I was to have ended our friendship, etc. I very rationally explained my reason again, and she refused to hear me or acknowledge my feelings. It is Always about her only. Very narcissistic. I said she would never "get it," and everything is not about
her, and other people have troubles too. I told her friendship is a two- way street. It ended with her telling me she was in a rage, and how dare I suggest therapy ( which I didn't), and then she told me to go f--- myself. I replied that I didn't tell her to get therapy, her rage was scary, and I hoped she could find peace. That probably made her madder. Then I changed my phone #.
I am relieved she is gone for good, but she is crazy and works in an elementary school. Her youngest son is 10. She is divorced. I hope her kids are never on the receiving end of that kind of anger.
It even felt like a renewal to change my phone number! Now I can give it out only to people that I want to have it.
I feel peaceful, just a tad worried that she would try and do something to hurt me in some way. She JUST got her job back with our school district in January. The district had banned her. So that says a lot. She only got back in with a lawyer.
Anyway, tomorrow I resolve to not think of her again. I hate drama and it's very hard for me to feel right after an encounter like that.
Once again, thanks for listening! <3
Comment by sk8eycat on April 27, 2014 at 6:46pm

I should have added that most atheists I know became atheists because we were searching for the truth, and read the entire buybull from cover to cover. And found nothing believable.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 27, 2014 at 6:44pm

I would add that if religion were true, its adherent would not have to bludgeon the public (by passing restrictive laws, for one thing) to convert, either.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 27, 2014 at 3:07pm

Was doing some link-jumping off of something I saw on A|N's Amateur Radio group when I found THIS:

Seems as though the inventor of Cthulhu had it goin' on in the brainbox!

 

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