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My parents are divorced. I (15f) split time between my parents until last year. Then around New Years I decided to live primarily with my mom. My dad kept my room in tact for me hoping I would move in with him full time eventually. During lockdown I didn't see them or visit for about 4.5 months. While I was gone two of my stepsiblings (13f) and (11m) decided to snoop in my room and they found some old journals as well as photos I kept in my closet. They went through everything and got upset because I wrote about my unhappiness when my dad first started dating their mom and when they got married and there's a lot in there about them and their mom (and their grandma who has always been around a lot). The photos in there were copies my dad gave me of trips we took when he and his wife were first dating and married and they were trying to get a lot of family photos, and because I wasn't happy about having a new family I actually cut her and the kids out so they were just photos of me and my dad. I was 9 when I started that collection of journals and photos. I got a text from my dad about them finding the stuff and being punished and then when I went to stay the weekend after our restrictions lifted he and his wife said that I really needed to apologize for what I said in the journals and did to the photos. My stepsiblings decided to pester me about it too and told the younger two stepsiblings and the oldest of our half siblings.
I told (13f) and (11m) that people who snoop do not deserve an apology and I never ever rubbed those things in their faces but they went looking through my private property when they know I don't ever let them in my closet. They said I was still mean and hated them and that makes them feel bad because they loved me and wanted me to be their sister.
My dad told me they might have done wrong but so did I and at least I need to apologize for cutting them out of the photos. He told me that since I don't technically live there anymore, anything I had left there was fair game. I told him that I had wanted to move stuff and he asked me to keep most things there because it would make it feel more like home when I did stay.
They still want me to apologize. I still haven't.
So some backstory before I start the story: This happened about halfway through last year for my now ex-bf's (M19) birthday. We were dating at the time, and had been dating for just over a year, in case of any confusion. I've (F18) been out of a job since my casual job randomly dropped me in late 2019 (which said ex laughed and condescended at me for), so money has been hard for me to come by and I often don't have a lot on hand for gift giving during birthdays (I have a family of 4 siblings and 3 parents, including my stepdad and stepsister), and within the week and a half before this story took place, my mum, dad, and stepdad all had their birthdays, so my bank account was basically dry (>$5). EB knew I didn't have a lot of money and sometimes brought it up at awkward times. In the evening of this story, I really wasn't feeling in the mood for physical affection because I had been anxious all day (I have anxiety) and whilst I wasn't grumpy, and I did my best to be cheerful for his birthday, I just felt overwhelmed with cuddles, kisses, etc.
The characters: OP: Yours truly EB: Ex-BF
The story: So EB invited me to his birthday celebration with him and his family, which of course I accepted, because I wanted to help him celebrate his special day and his family was basically a second family to me, so I had no qualms. I had an anxiety attack, however, because (as mentioned in the backstory) I had very little money to buy a meaningful gift for him, which made me feel guilty because he was often going out of his way to give me small surprises and I never had enough money to be able to do the same (although whenever I tried to return the favour, it would either be rejected or I would somehow feel as though it was inadequate). EB was very into Lego and star wars, so I made and decorated a cake (cake decorating is my passion) for his birthday, featuring the iconic "It's over Anakin, I have the high ground" scene from Revenge of the Sith, using Lego Minifigures to decorate, which had been a long standing promise. In addition to this, I decided to bake him a Nutella swirled blondie slice, because I had the ingredients to do so. I know it was terrible of me to not have had the foresight to save up and get him something more meaningful, and I'm learning from that experience for the future with my current boyfriend. I should probably mention, EB is a very picky eater and I've sometimes been on the receiving end or in the vicinity of his food related tantrums (once... keep reading on reddit ➡
LMAO he went fishing to CDPR management for interviews after getting the story from their developers and CDPR produced that 5 min PR video to get ahead of this. I guarantee it.
My ex wife and I have been in therapy with our youngest son (19M) because he was arrested and kicked out of college for his drug issues.
My son said he would not do therapy unless I was present because he talks to his mom all the time and he’s sick of her always trying to make him feel better. He said all he keeps thinking is that he needs me to be there more than he needs his mom right now.
So I call in to therapy and we start working through a lot of what he says is causing his anger issues. And how he can be nicer to his sisters (21F, 27F) who he says he hates because they are, respectively, “dating a jerk” and “anorexic and jobless.” At the end of it, my son appears calmer and walks out, leaving my ex wife and I there with each other.
During the session I internally accepted my son’s accusations that I was a workaholic. From my late 20s to 40s, I was working 10 to 14 hours every day.
I felt like nobody appreciated me at home the way they did at work. I also thought my kids could have been more grateful instead of complaining that their peers made fun of them for wearing the same things to school when they were perfectly good clothes. I also struggled to deal with my ex getting rushed to the hospital multiple times thinking she was having a stroke but doctors determined it was psychosomatic and caused by distress.
After my divorce I continued to be a workaholic. But when I saw my now wife cry when our daughter (1) said her first word in front of me I realized I was going to miss everything.
So now my employees know that from now on, I am not doing anything work related after 6:30pm. I now get home before 7 and don’t care if I’m late for a meeting if it means I can spend extended time playing with my daughter.
The insecurities and emotional turmoil of being a first time parent I see in my wife a lot and I’ve been the one to tell her to calm down and let go of grudges, and that some things are too petty to worry about.
And I started realizing that all that my ex wife said about family being so much more important and that I needed to be less petty and let things go were right.
I didn’t know when I’d have the chance again so I turned to my ex wife and said that I was sorry I dismissed her lectures about what’s really important in life when we were married and that I understood finally what a joy it is to spend time with my one year old in a way I couldn’t spend time with my other kids and to not get angry at the little things. And I thanked... keep reading on reddit ➡
FIRSTLY HERES THE EMAIL SENT TO ME. SCROLL DOWN FOR MY RESPONSE
It’s been a tough day, and we’re grateful to you for being a Robinhood customer. In light of the extraordinary market conditions this week, we temporarily limited buying for certain securities this morning. Starting tomorrow, we plan to allow limited buys of these securities. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and may make adjustments as needed.
This was a temporary decision made to best continue serving you, and was not an easy one to make. We know it’s led to frustration and confusion, and wanted to provide some clarity.
As a brokerage firm, we have many financial requirements, including SEC net capital obligations and clearinghouse deposits. Some of these requirements fluctuate based on volatility in the markets and can be substantial in the current environment. These requirements exist to protect investors and the markets and we take our responsibilities to comply with them seriously, including through the measures we have taken today.
To be clear, this decision was not made on the direction of any market maker we route to or other market participants.
The past year in particular has shown us that the financial markets are for everyone—not just institutional investors and hedge funds. We’ve seen a new generation enter the market, and they’re sparking conversations about what it means to be an investor. We stand in support of you, our customers. Democratizing finance for all means giving more people access, not less.
"You're talking BULLSHIT. Every part of that is BULLSHIT. You didn't do this to protect investors, you're protecting corporation and hedge funds. Gamestop specifically hedge funds tried to force them into BANKRUPTCY to gain for themselves, you didn't look out for gamestop to stop them losing money you're stopping the mega billionaires from losing money plain and simple because they WERE WRONG. Ive fucking lost money myself. Where's my protection? Why don't you stop me from losing money? Because you let me make my own fucking decisions like you should let them live with there's and mind your own fucking business. This was one god damn time I was supposed to WIN and you FUCKED ME."
ETL but I've spoken ENG since a teenager. If I typo, It me.
(Since apparently context doesn't help with acronyms I used to keep in the character limit;)
ETL- english as a tertiary/third language. CF- childfree IOU- I owe you(??) PT- Physical Therapy
I work in aerospace as a test designer. I'm the lead of a team. We brainstorm, design, & prototype materials, components or techniques for potential application in our work.
My team is scattered across the East Coast, working as a pod, while I print or construct models as needed at a customized lab locally. We're a great team, I love my entire crew; but there was recently a mishap that has me really upset.
Our pod is roughly half CF half parent. As schools closed, the parents have struggled. I volunteered to everyone that if they needed me to pick up anything extra due to family strain I would gladly.
None have taken me up on it but, D & T, let's call them, so they could help their kids with distance learning. Not an issue. Then, I contracted the plague. I was in & out of the hospital, really down bad for a month. I fell behind. D called me several times to ask if he could complete some work that wasn't his assignment - just to help me catch up. T didn't.
Which, to be clear, I volunteered that work, it wasn't an IOU. She never picked that work back up, either. One, then two, months passed & I caught up but the plague continued; I knew it was Bad™ near T's area, so I didn't complain.
D sent me an edible arrangement & card from his girls as a thank you. I posted it on SM & T commented how sweet(I liked). Thanks to interaction, it meant her posts were now on my feed. Later, I was trawling for animal pictures to like when I saw a boozy brunch post from her. Then a book club post.
I was kind of confused as to where she was finding the time for a weekly book club meeting & brunch (during a pandemic???) So I clicked her profile & scrolled to see a massive post from a month back lauding her mother for watching/tutoring her kids the last few months to support her.
She had me handling 50% of her workload under pretense of needing to help her kids and they'd been with her mum that entire span. I'd only just gotten my voice back post virus & she's out brunching. I waited a week, & sent out an alert letting the team know I'd started PT & would no longer be able to take extra work. T hit the acknowledgement button & I was content to let it go. But she never picked her... keep reading on reddit ➡
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This year, we had a Zoom Thanksgiving with my family, my brother (49) and his wife(26F) , and my dad (71M) and stepmom (40F)
My dad has always been protective of me and my brother, and speaks out if he feels either of us are being treated badly by others.
My wife (46) had a hysterectomy two years ago because after giving birth to our fourth child, doctors said she had endometriosis.
After her hysterectomy, her personality completely changed. She was no longer as happy go lucky as she used to be, would spend hours laying in bed, and would refuse to dress up for social events or buy new clothes period because she said she could break out into sweats at any moment and soak her entire outfit.
I understand her problems and I never fault her for anything she says or does.
However, my dad has expressed that he was uncomfortable about how snappy my wife has been to me and that she always looks like she’s been dragged to social events we attend against her will, “ underdressed, hair disheveled, dark circles under her eyes”
During our Thanksgiving dinner my brother (49) and his wife of 3 years (26) were talking about a new construction project he was overseeing and I was consulting on.
His wife was extremely excited and pumping him up about how he will he employ so many people during a pandemic and that he never fails to amaze in his results.
My dad asked my wife what she thought and when she gave a noncommittal response they got into an argument.
My dad called my wife a wet blanket who didn’t support anything I did and my wife called him a misogynist who left my mom alone and destitute.
My dad said that I could do so much better and that my wife should be more like my brother’s wife ( who is always dressed to the nines and is very physically affectionate with him in public), who he said was “ always put together, happy, and supportive.” To which my wife replied that he probably has never tolerated a woman during menopause but he acts worse than any menopausal woman.
I ended the Zoom after he said “ she should at least try harder to keep you.”
I was very angry, but it’s been a while and my dad has been texting me about how sorry he was and that he was drunk.
I thought that my wife had cooled off as well.
Yesterday, a package arrived and inside was a sorry note from my dad. He had gifted me a new watch and a coffee machine we wanted to get for our family. I brought the gifts inside and ended up texting him and my stepmom in the family group chat.... keep reading on reddit ➡