My future SIL is marrying my brother next summer and they are planning to have a child free wedding. I have about 3 other sisters and we all have kids as do most of my cousins at this point. Our family is kinda spread out over the country and my brother/SIL’s wedding is out of state for most of us. Once I found out they wanted to make it childfree I began to lose interest in going to the wedding. I don’t want to be away from my kids for a couple of days and it is just a hassle to find them living arrangements for when my husband and I are gone - especially since most of our adult family members will be at the wedding. We’d have to leave the kids with some friends. However, I get that it is her wedding and her decision so I just declined to go stating that I don’t want to leave my kids alone without any family to watch them.
After I dropped out, my other sisters got the courage to drop out as well as they also have toddlers they didn’t wan’t to leave behind for a couple of days. Then my cousins began declining to come as well. Now it has become a huge deal in the family and caused a lot of drama. My brother has called me and yelled at me saying that I was the one who caused all the problems. I was firm when I told him I wasn’t going to his wedding unless I could bring my kids and that all our sisters/cousins pretty much felt the same way. My parents who are paying for half of their wedding are also pissed that so many family members on our side aren’t coming, they were already somewhat against the idea of a childfree wedding in the first place and have now started pressuring SIL to not make it childfree. My SIL refuses to meet in the middle and says the wedding will remain childfree, but she’s also mad at all of us for not coming. She also still expects my parents to help pay for it, which I doubt they’ll do at this point lol. I’m fine with her having a childfree wedding, I just don’t want to be a part of it if it means being away from my kids for days. AITA
Edit: People keep asking why I'm mostly talking about my SIL and not my brother in the post. I know for a fact my brother was okay with having kids at the wedding, its the norm in our family and he loves his nieces/nephews. It's my SIL who wants this to be a childfree thing against the wishes of like 95% of our family and still have my parents foot the bill. My brother is just supporting her to make her happy.
Edit: She has an entire 4 day itinerary planned with like 6 events that she expects to all... keep reading on reddit ➡
So that people who missed out on old catalysts, or had no chance to get them can masterwork their weapon.
Please keep all gacha discussion / salt / pull / in-game drops screenshots here.
Seriously if you can’t sleep at night because Bitcoin fell 20% then you have too much of your assets allocated to it. Bitcoin is volatile. It will swing a lot in both directions. You need to be able to handle the volatility. If you can’t handle the volatility then don’t put so much of your money into it. If you only put 20% of your money in Bitcoin and the price falls 20%, then that’s only a 4% drop in your net worth. If Bitcoin is 50%, then that’s a 10% drop. If you cannot handle these swings then to need to lower your exposure. You should not be up at night wondering how much money you may gain or lose the next day and how it will affect your financial situation. This mostly goes for losing money though as no one seems to think they’re over leveraged when they’re making money.
Edit: I meant overexposed not over leveraged.
This evening my husband 42M and I 40F got into an argument with our 17 year old son. He told us at dinner that he needs our signatures to drop out of school. We know that he has been struggling since remote learning started last year. We have worked closely with his school to develop an IEP and he goes to therapy three times per week. His school has implemented everything that his therapist recommended including reduced assignments, more time on tests and frequent breaks during lectures. I have even cut my hours down to part-time at work so that I can be home to help him when needed.
He told us that if we won't sign the paperwork that as soon as he turns 18 in May, he will sign the forms himself and drop out. My husband asked what plans he had if he were to drop out such as work, living situation and transportation and he said he was going to stay here so he wouldn't have to worry about any of that. We both told him that if he dropped out of school that he would not be leaving here, that he would have six months in which he would need to find a job, a place to live and his own transportation to get back and forth from work. We told him that if he is going to make the adult decision to discontinue his education that he would need to be able to support himself, because we would not be doing that.
My husband (a mason) knows several people who are looking for apprentices in HVAC and as an electrician but our son says he doesn't want to do that kind of work. He says he wants to make his living as an influencer because he can't work for other people.
We told our son that our decision stands, that at this time he has three choices; graduate and get a job/go to college, graduate and work a trade or leave.
Our son called us both "stupid assholes" and told us "we don't understand that he doesn't want to work like dad."
AITA for telling our son that if he drops out of school he has six months to move out?
Hello all. I hope this update doesn't break any rules, as I suppose I do not have any questions. Mods, let me know. I did not want to just disappear from reddit. I know a number of you have been thinking about me.
I said I would post an update before I passed away and, well, here I am. I know it is fast. But things have been happening fast. I don't mean to flood this sub with my misery. I'm on some heavy duty medications. I hope this doesn't come off as rambling.
This will be my final post. The Cancer is all through both sides of my chest and above my collarbone. It's over.
I was diagnosed with Extensive Stage small cell lung cancer and given four months to live on the 6th. Well, it seems "two weeks" was a more accurate approximation of my time. I am not long for this world.
As for what happened-- I wasn't slated to meet my hospice team till yesterday, Friday. I went to the ER on Thursday with chest pain. They took a lot of fluid out of my chest. The ER physician described my imaging as "grotesque" and immediately asked if I had considered palliation. I said I didn't see hospice till tomorrow. He said if I wanted any chance of dying at home, I needed to see them NOW, otherwise he'd have to admit me. He won't be getting any awards for bedside manner any time soon, but I greatly appreciated his candor. Several urgent phone calls later I had a palliative Nurse Practitioner in my room who went through the screening process and admitted me to their home hospice program. I went home Friday morning with a hospice kit. Met the palliative physician that evening, shortly after I posted my list of questions here.
I will not see Christmas, or Thanksgiving, or even next weekend. Every breath is work. Each one more work than the last. My team estimates that, at this rate, I will die Tuesday at the absolute latest. Probably sooner. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe tonight.
My oncologist called to personally apologize for misjudging my remaining time, but I hold him no ill will. Determining the time of death is not an exact science. I know that. I'm arranging to donate my body to science. I want them to do an autopsy and see how it got me so quickly, to help other cancer patients. The oncologist thinks the cancer may have gotten to my heart or the major central blood vessels. I didn't think small cell could move THIS fast but my oncologist says we caught it late.
My hospice team has been wonderful. I have crossed tapered from bupenorphine-- which I discontinued Wednesday--... keep reading on reddit ➡
Personally, I miss the challenge of open world difficulty. If we could have like a Heroic or Master difficulty open world, Public events, patrols and open world bosses would make things fun for planets. Introducing certain weapons and armor to different planets would make them relevant again (looking at you Nessus).
Edit: It's great to see the idea is very receptive. Let's keep up the traction! Hopefully the community mangers will see it. But please, only award free stuff. Please spend your money on something worth it.
Edit 2: Good Lord, I did not expect this to blow up this much. Wow! They can't ignore this much interest, can they?
Edit 3: Well, Bungie, if this doesn't tell you that people want it, I don't know what else to tell you.
Every time i want to eat out and end up cooking at home instead I invest 25 into Bitcoin, that’s my way of investing without being hurt about potential losses. Not much initial but it’s adding up!
Bungie please. The power grind already feels pointless. We’re already grinding just for the sake of getting to the next number that our power is capped at. I love this game. I do. And that’s why it hurts so much to feel like my time and effort is not being rewarded. If you’re going to sunset armour and make it so that we have to farm out new sets every few seasons, there needs to be a more reliable way of seeking out high stat roll armour. Even with sunsetting aside, it doesn’t feel good to complete an activity classified as “endgame” and drop a piece of gear I could have dropped in patrol. You keep saying that you want players to tell you what we like and what feels good. Well dropping a 54 (yes, 54) piece of armour on multiple characters in the same week in the RAID, which is supposed to be the pinnacle PvE activity, does not feel good. It feels awful. And I LOVE this raid. It might be my favourite raid in D2. But no matter how fun it is, it’s disheartening if the rewards just aren’t what they’re supposed to be. The same goes for Master level content, and even to an extent Legend level content. Running a Legend or Master lost sector and getting a single enhancement core or, more often than not, herealways pieces and a blue makes me want to uninstall. Please reward the players who want to grind your game.
TLDR: Raids/endgame/master level content should drop minimum 60-62 stat roll armour. Maybe for legend drop it to 58-60. But more high stat roll gear. Pls.