My girlfriend and I have been dating since June of 2018. We are pretty close and her family is on good terms with mine. We do have our fights like every other couple, I find my girlfriend to be pretty ‘reactive’ and it has been a problem before in our relationship but we can generally sort things out.
Also, I want to add too, that I don’t live with my parents I normally have my own space but I moved in because of the lockdown and I didn’t want my parents out shopping. My parents are in decent shape, but we have a family history of diabetes my dad has Diabetes (Type 1) and my mom is prediabetic.
My girlfriend has been understanding in fact she took this lockdown super seriously and was frustrated that people weren’t taking it seriously enough.
She started to go to the protests in our city, she asked me to go, I told her no that it would be irresponsible since I am with my parents. She was upset but understood.
We were going to have a pizza night at my house, and my mom invited my... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dad owns a pizza place that was handed down to him from my grandfather.
I've been working at the pizza place my while life, even part time while I got a business degree.
I found out last early last year that my dad had willed the restaurant to my stepmom. His reasoning being she needs to be taken care of after he dies. And that it would go to me after she died.
I was pissed and "quit" the next day. My dad ended up hiring two people to make up the work I was doing.
Now this is the potential asshole part. A month after I quit, I found a great location where another pizza place had shut down. I bought it and had it up and running in two months. My restaurant is take out only, but my business is doing extremely well.
My dad reached out to me last September and said that his restaurant was losing business because of me and to please come back to the family business. He offered to buy my business so I would get something out of it.
I declined the offer. Now the craziness of 2020 ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am 21f, I moved back in temporarily with my family because my college campus shut down. I'm renting the basement of the house, and working & living from there. I have a summer internship that pays pretty well. I'll be going back to college in the fall if it reopens, and rooming with my friends in an apartment.
But back home, I have two siblings, 4m and 6f. I'm not really close with them, we were born so far apart. I was in high school also working 2 jobs when my sister was born, and I was in college and working when my brother was born. I was just always so busy and we didn't have the experience a lot of siblings had of growing up together.
I get along with them, and I babysit sometimes, but not so often.
Anyway, with quarantine going on, I bought myself a couple things to pass the time; a switch, a docking station, a couple controllers, and a 60 inch TV. I bought it all with my savings from a well paying engineering internship I worked last summer.
I wanted to put it in th... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (F21) am currently living with my uncle and his family while I attend university. In my family it's tradition for everyone to invite out their family for their birthday. The person celebrating their birthday pays.
My birthday was yesterday and luckily restaurants here have already opened up. About a week in advance I chose a Moroccan couscous restaurant and made a reservation. I briefly mentioned it to the rest of the family at dinner but I don't think most of them were listening.
Two days ago I reminded everybody where we were going. Everybody except for my uncle started to complain about the choice. My extremely picky cousin (17) apparently hates Moroccan food, even though I don't think he's ever tried it. My aunt is uncomfortable with going to "that kind" of restaurant (?). My other cousin (26) is a vegan and didn't think he would be able to eat a lot of things, and his girlfriend didn't want to eat there because she's on a raw food diet. My other cousin is apparently on a diet... keep reading on reddit ➡
Don't drink and drive, don't walk home through dodgy areas, don't put yourself at risk just so you're not a bother.
I think about this sometimes. I know it has a term, but I can’t think of it offhand. It blows my mind sometimes. I let myself get into a rut where I only notice what is happening in my life. Then out of nowhere I wonder what the person I just passed on the sidewalk is up to. Or the person that just passed me on the highway. Are they going to work? I wonder what they do. Are they meeting friends? I wonder what their friend group is like, what do they do for fun? Are they on their way to meet their family? I wonder what kind of stories they will share.
I like to be hit by this out of the blue. It makes me realize that everyone is living their life, just like me.
Edit: It’s called sonder. Thanks u/hedgy369
Edit: I really did not expect this to blow up. I’m happy to see all of the great discussion!
So my wife is paraplegic, she was when I first met her. It’s from an accident a long time ago, but she’s adapted well to it. I love her and she’s just as “useful” as someone who can walk.
My sister for some reason has never liked my wife. She’s always had some problem with her, whether she claims it’s attitude or something else. I’ve talked to my wife about it and she doesn’t know why, and I’ve talked to my sister about it and she’s never given me a straight answer on why she doesn’t like her. I had just accepted it until now, not everybody likes everyone else, and until now my sister hadn’t said anything rude about it.
Now my sister was a prostitute in college, and she claims she’s just “camming” now. She doesn’t have a job, she just does that. She told me because I found out accidentally once. She made me hide it to our family and claims she has a job at a company near us.
I was talking to my sister on the phone last week because she wanted me to fix her sink or at least look at i... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I grew up in Orangeburg, SC. I was the son of a single mom and learned to read from comic books. My grandparents helped raise me. They didn’t have a lot, but they taught me the important stuff: that hard work and character, matter.
I earned a scholarship to Yale University, and eventually Georgetown Law. I came back to South Carolina to teach 9th grade social studies before I went to work for Congressman Jim Clyburn. During my time in his office, I was the first African-American Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus and Floor Manager for the House Majority Whip, which Rep. Clyburn became when the Democrats took control of the House in 2006.
I served as the first African-American Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party before deciding to run for Senate. My most impor... keep reading on reddit ➡
GEORGE FLOYD. If this image doesn’t disturb you and piss you off then idk. I’ve seen a lot of people speak up and try to articulate how fed up they and angry they are. All good and well but it’s the same reality we live in. George Floyd. George has a family. George didn’t deserve to die. George pleaded for help and was just straight up ignored, which speaks loud and clear that his black life didn’t matter. George was murdered. George wasn’t human to that cop that slowly and purposefully took his life away.
Worked all semester! I had a semester long HTML project and I slammed that till I got a 98 overall. Got praised for my work looking amazing and my ability to present! I got offered a chance to tutor kids taking first level accounting, because I nailed that class too!! The classes I thought I would struggle in are actually where I flourished most, which is surprising to say the least.
I could almost cry looking at that 4.0! It’s like seeing the sun! I’m still walking on air! All the hard work amounted to something!
I am 24 now and left home because i got a well paying job as a planner. Anyways 12 years ago ,i was a kid and my sister came out as gay, they beat her up to our horror,it was my dads doing and made her move out,she was 17 years old. They refused for me to speak to her and shunned her entirely from our lives. So i couldnt get any contact with her until recently where my one grand uncle took care of her then he sadly passed away. She then went into depression and drugs after getting kicked out and it went worse when he died. You see a cousin had managed to get ahold of her a few years back but told no one until i moved away and then met him at his place for drinks. I hunted the streets and everywhere until contacted everyone i knew and didnt know to speak with her. When i found her she hugged and cried ,we both did. She now lives with me and we both cutting my parents out. He went to church and preached fogivness and they fucking knew what hed done. So i am out of their lives. I now hav... keep reading on reddit ➡
Not long because the title says it all.
I fell pregnant earlier this year by my boyfriend and since we're both 23 and not stable enough, I told him I was planning to abort. He said he didn't support that decision but it wasn't his choice so he'll just go with it. I had the procedure and we continued dating but now I've heard from a mutual friend that he tells them and his family that I murdered his firstborn or some bullshit like that. I shouted at him about it and admittedly did post some stuff for him on fb(without his name). He apologized and said he won't do it again but now his sister is attacking me for being an asshole to him. aita?
I'm serious, I'm your mom now. Go to bed.
Editing for TW: rape, abuse
Edit: the mom was told that I’m undetectable and what that means, but she’s too overwhelmed with fear to really listen and comprehend.
For the last two months, my(28f) boyfriend (28m) have been staying with his mom during quarantine. I have my own home with roommates and so does he but she insisted we stay with her temporarily to more easily adhere to social distancing.
I am HIV positive, and my boyfriend is aware. My boyfriend is HIV negative. I’m undetectable, which means there is so little amount of virus in my body that I cannot transmit the virus to anyone else. I cannot infect another person, even through unprotected sex. If you aren’t aware of how this happens, people with HIV can take antiretrovirals to basically fight the virus and protect your white blood cells from being attacked so the virus is unable to replicate. A lot has changed over the decades.
A little background: I have been HIV positive since I was 15 years old. I have a lot of trau... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Hi guys, So I have my update here, and after mine, my boyfriend wanted to include a response from his POV. First of all, I want to say thank you so much for all of the support and well-thought out responses. The last couple of weeks were incredibly difficult and your words of encouragement helped me a lot. There was also a lot of great advice and I wish I could respond to everybody.
As for an update, my boyfriend spoke to his family first. One of the things they talked about was how I got HIV. I wanted them to know not because I vengefully wanted them to feel guilty, but because I don’t think I could let go of the resentment towards them if they didn’t understand how deeply this situation has hurt me, and that would require them to know about the trauma surrounding my status. He stood up for me and my boundaries, and ex... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm the middle of three. I have a younger sister (25) and an older brother (30). I'm 27. My parents, over the years, saved up 30k to be split between my sister and I for when we eventually got married, which would be 15k each.
My sister got engaged before me, and they planned their wedding for April 2020. As you can imagine, this couldn't happen. They'd picked an all inclusive venue and spent the entire 15k. Unfortunately, their venue has been horrible, denied any refund. Wedding insurance doesn't cover pandemics and they're now going under anyway. The 15k is just...gone.
My sister now wants to elope, which my parents and other family are absolutely horrified by. She and her fiance say they can't afford to pay for a wedding themselves because of their job situations. The only thing she has from the first wedding that she could take to a second is her wedding dress, which would still need to be altered.
The women in the family have been crying about it in every conversation I've... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the classroom the next day, Joe gave his example first, “My dad is a farmer and we have chickens. One day we were taking lots of eggs to the market in a basket on the front seat of the truck when we hit a big bump in the road. The basket fell off the seat and all the eggs broke.” The moral of the story is not to put all your eggs in one basket. “Very good,” said the teacher. Next, Mary said, “We are farmers too. We had twenty eggs waiting to hatch, but when they did we only got ten chicks.” The moral of this story is not to count your chickens before they’re hatched . “Very good,” said the teacher again, very pleased with the response so far.
Next it was Barney’s turn to tell his story: “My dad told me this story about my Aunt Karen. Aunt Karen was a flight engineer in the war and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a bottle of whiskey, a machine gun and a machete.” “Go on,” said the teacher, intrigued.
“Aunt Karen drank the whiskey on t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: I have to go my wife is incredibly pregnant and texting me from the other room. But thank you for all the questions. That was fun!
Hey there! I'm comedian Bill Burr. The first three seasons of my show 'F is for Family' are on Netflix right now, and Season 4 is out on June 12. I play Frank Murphy, a father and a husband of a lower middle class family living in the 1970s. While every season comedically explores family dysfunction, parenthood, the ups and downs of marriage and even nosy neighbors, Season 4 sees Frank's father come back into his life, as well as the impending birth of he and his wife's (Sue Murphy) new baby!
Watch the Season 4 trailer HERE!
You can also watch my Netflix stand-up comedy specials: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out, Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way, Bill Burr: Let It Go and Bill Burr: Yo... keep reading on reddit ➡
For anyone who doesn’t know what the game “Heads Up” is like: Player A holds a card/phone up on their forehead, which they cannot see. If the card/phone says a term like “Netflix,” people on Player A’s team will give clues so Player A guesses the term. A good clue for this would be “it’s not Hulu, but...” and Player A would guess Netflix, get it right, and move onto the next term.
My girlfriend’s family come from the Midwest - classic old-fashioned, church-going, people. Very nice people but very reserved. I, on the other hand, come from a family of Italians from the east coast. Admittedly, this means sometimes I should have a better filter than I do.
So there we all are, enjoying some drinks and playing a fun game of Heads Up. The clue was “Janet Jackson.”
I’m not sure why I blurted it out. Maybe a mix of embarrassing competitiveness and the liquor, but I immediately screamed “TITTY OUT AT THE SUPER BOWL!!!”
Time stopped. I saw my entire relationship flash before me. I’ve neve... keep reading on reddit ➡
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LeBron is usually outspoken about incidents and this is no different, RIP to Ahmaud Arbery.
**Edit: Thank you for the awards and the kind words. For those who are suspicious because of a new account, I've explored Reddit for a little more than a year and only made an account in the last week because the quarantine and the situation of the world was getting to me and I wanted a place to speak what was crowding my mind. Speaking up is really hard for me and I almost never do so, even online. I've always been a watcher. I don't want to seem like I don't care about Black Lives Matter, because I do care about it. I don't want to seem like I'm for police brutality, I just don't want all cops to be branded as bad people simply because they have to serve a terribly flawed justice system in order to help people on their street. I want things to change, to be fixed, and I'm just one tiny voice amidst a million. My Dad has always loved me, my Mom has always loved me, the thing is we're all rather quiet people surrounded by incredibly vocal family members. My Mom and Dad taught me the va... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dad always wanted a son. He got three daughters instead.
He hated us all, hated my twin sisters, hated my mother… but hated me most of all because I was the last child my mother had before she died. That didn’t stop him from treating me like his little boy, didn’t stop him from attempting to beat the hatred of my own gender into me. Quit your crying, he’d snap, or you’ll end up like your sniveling bitch of a mother. After years of that shit, he was shocked that I grew up as a tomboy.
I think he hated that even more because I was just a constant reminder of what he never got to have.
My mother died when she was only twenty-seven, when I was only four – the coroner ruled her death a natural passing, some weird heart complication that took her in her sleep. My dad, though, he says it was because of her family’s curse. Whenever I came to him, desperate for more information about a mother I never really knew, he never had much to say. I’m convinced he was just drunk since the day... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm lucky enough to have inherited multiple binders of old recipes from grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, and my mom who-is-suddenly-vegan. Some of these are handwritten treasures that I will cherish for years to come...
And some of them are horrifying.
We're talking "Greek Soup (Easy Version)" featuring Lemon Jell-O Pudding Mix and chicken stock. "Sugar Cookies" made with bacon grease and pounded raisins. And the rather ominous "Liver Casserole Surprise".
My family is made up of rather normal, otherwise well-adjusted people, so I figure this cannot be unique. What are YOUR family horrors on a plate? How many of them involve canned soup and/or pudding mix?
Edit: WOW, Thanks for the Gold! You've inspired me to try the bacon-raisin cookies. Expect results on this channel first.
For some backstory, I’m a gay man who never really planned on having children. But when I fell in love with my husband “James” 8 years ago, he had full custody of two children from a previous relationship, “Janine”, who’s now 16, and “Leo” who just turned 9, I’ve been involved in both of their lives since pretty shorty after we met, and they’ve treated me as a second dad ever since we moved in together 6-7 years ago. Their bio mom isn’t in the picture.
James has final say on some important parenting decisions like where to send our kids to school, but otherwise, we share full responsibility on everything from making sure they’re ready in the morning, to enforcing punishments, to just raising them in general. But I still consider them my kids and fully part of my family, the three of us even went to an extended family reunion together last summer when James was too busy with work. I figured the rest of my family saw them the same way.
Two weeks ago, we were doing a family zoom call... keep reading on reddit ➡
My good friend Gracie made me aware a few weeks ago of a phrase that made both of us laugh til we were sore, a dirty phrase which is ‘the key to a successful marriage is to keep a mans stomach full and balls empty’.
Both of us are in our 70’s and jovial and sprightly if I may say so. I liked the phrase – it was funny, and it stuck around in my mind. My family are aware I have a filthy sense of humor and I do like to laugh.
My eldest grandson is in his 30’s and recently proposed to his fiancée, they made us aware over it via a family FaceTime session. It was very sweet and everyone was in good spirits, drinking, etc.
My granddaughter and daughter pushed me to say a few words in the way of advice, but frankly I wouldn’t know, and I’m not one to give advice anyway. my grandsons fiancée said no no, give us some wisdom! So I said the phrase and the only people who burst out laughing were my grandson and his fiancée.
Everyone else looked mortified and my granddaughter immediately sta... keep reading on reddit ➡
My abortion isn't for a couple of days yet but the bio father and his toxic family have been getting their friends and church people (I don't know what the collective term for people who go to their church is lol) to send me messages harassing me to try and convince me to continue with the pregnancy and give the bio father's mother the baby. I'm not putting my body through hell just to give these horrible people the baby and I also do not care about their opinions so I eventually just told them I'd already had the abortion and the harassment pretty much ended (still get a couple of "you'll burn in hell"s and things lol).
I [16M] started dating my girlfriend 2 years ago. I also got super super into baking around that time. I bake a lot. My girlfriend loves desserts. So I've given her a ton of stuff I bake, all kinds of different stuff. I often try to bake something new and then she gets to try something new. I honestly love baking way more than eating it. My girlfriend is the opposite.
Well recently she gave me a scrapbook she made. She had counted every thing I baked her apparently, and she gave me this scrapbook after I baked her, her 100th dessert. It was filled with a picture of every dessert I've baked and pictures of me baking and her eating. She wrote a paragraph about each item I baked. Each item was dated too. She had been working on this for 2 years. She also wrote a long letter on how proud she is of my baking hobby, thanking me for the sweets, and telling me how much she loves me. It was the sweetest gift I've ever gotten and I honestly cried.
I showed my mom and sister expecting them t... keep reading on reddit ➡
DeMar DeRozan and Kendrick Lamar were present at these protests as well. After speaking, Russ led a moment of silence.
Russ is such an amazing dude standing up and delivering this message to his hometown community in a time of need. Can’t imagine hating this dude, he’s nothing but class.
I always suspected my mom preferred my sister over me. Growing up, she spoiled my sister with whatever she wanted and took her word over mine whenever we argued. I was always in second place compared to her. For example, when we turned sixteen, I was given my aunt's old clunker that ended up dying within six months. When my sister turned sixteen, she got the brand new red Volkswagon of her dreams. Mom said that I couldn't continue my piano lessons because they were getting so expensive while still supporting my sister's dance lessons, competions, etc.
Things got really bad about a decade ago. When we were in high school, I feel in love with this guy, Joey, and started dating him for a while. Only to for him to dump me because he preferred my sister. Yes, my sister seduced him. This really broke me because he was my first love.
Well, my sister and Joey ended up getting married after their college graduation. And that is when things went from bad to worse. Our mother had... keep reading on reddit ➡