I am not ashamed to admit that I want this to happen at least once. Its something I've always wanted to experience, it's usually the reverse with my doing the playing. Any other men out there wanting to be babied even if its just once?
Edit: for those who live this dream how does it feel? Edit 2: I'm not saying affection isn't 'manly'. As someone who's usually on the giving end I am curious how this in particular would feel
I'm very sad, this is hands down my favorite 3rd party tool and SnosMe is amazing, hope everything works out.
Edit: this was fixed less than 2 hours after this post was made, thanks GGG!
I just started a job that has good compensation, a rate that effectively doubles the collective income from my older siblings and parents. Everyone already knows my fully salary details so I can't hide or lie about how much I make. Don't get me wrong, I am all about supporting them the the extent that they will never go hungry, homeless, and will be able to enjoy life within reason (like buy them a plane ticket somewhere every once in a while for example).
I really don't like this notion that I am ready to throw money at whatever they want and they can essentially live off me. One showed me a $4000 refrigerator and said that's where my first paycheck is going. I haven't made a dollar yet. I still have student loans and a car to pay off. And a life to live while I'm young if that's worth anything. I'm trying to figure out how to approach this so that I don't end up frustrated and have to cut people off or spoil a relationship. I thought about making a budget and deciding how much I should allocate to family members for various expenses, so that I'm comfortable with spending an amount that I don't need for myself.
Any advice on how much would be fair? Has anyone else had this problem and has advice to share?
Edit: Thank you so much everyone for your thoughtful responses. I'm reading each one to get different perspectives. From your feedback I've compiled a few things to plan out the future:
TL;DR I was told by my doctors that I shouldn't run, ever, after several weeks of rehab and tests revealed that my knees are too anatomically messed up to be able to support much strain or impact. Sorry this got so long.
Edit: I mislabeled the potential surgery as PCL, I'll ask my doctor what the name of the procedure is. Definitely getting another opinion. Thanks for all he kind words and advice.
I'm really upset and nobody else seems to really care since I now have a "perfect excuse" not to run cause isn't running just so awful? /s For reference, I'm 24F, 5'7", 118lbs, great diet, and have had an active lifestyle for most of my life.
Basically two months ago I went to a sports medicine doctor for what I suspected and turned out to be patellafemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee), was given physical therapy exercises plus a recommendation for orthotics and a month off of running. I did what I was told, an MRI came back clean, and I was given the all clear to slowly start running again. I did a few light runs, moved states for school, took a few more weeks off, then decided to do a hike in the mountains to get my cardio back up since it had been a while. Uphill was fine, downhill was so painful that I was nearly in tears by the end of the hike, my knee hurt so bad, and I am not a crier. After a week of sharp pain and limping around, I saw a different orthopedic doctor who looked at the MRI results from last time, took X-rays, checked out my legs pretty extensively, analyzed my feet and gait, and concluded that my knees just aren't built to handle strain and impact. The dude even recommended I get checked out for freaking rheumatoid arthritis, told me to take turmeric supplements and glucosamine, and even still, there's even a chance I'll need major surgery on my knee to bring things into alignment in the next few years if the problem persists. I pushed to see if maybe some combination of treatment could get my knees back to a point where running was an option and my doctor kind of just grimaced and said "I mean, you can do whatever you want" so apparently it's that bad.
I'm just super sad and upset about the whole thing. I had just gotten back into running after a few lazy and depressed years. It was helping my depression, I was making noticeable progress for the first time ever, it stopped being painful and was really relaxing and enjoyable. I was finally getting the hang of it. I had just bought more running shorts, a long overdue new pair of shoes,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm thankful for all of the comments on my original post. I really started to wonder if it might be PMDD. When she was calm, I talked to her about her mood swings. She agreed that it was a problem but didn't have a clue what to do about it. So, things stayed mostly the same.
Now, I was also struggling (still am) after the death of my father. At a routine check-up with my doctor, I told her about my symptoms of depression. She agreed that it sounded concerning and got me an emergency referral to the psychiatrist (these are the only kind of referrals the hospital was accepting due to covid). In the meantime I got started on anti-depressants.
Seeing how easy that was, I went to my wife and brought up my concerns again. This time I was able to tell her what to do and what might happen. It turns out that she has GAD, the pms was only exacerbating it. However, this really didn't excuse her behaviour around the funeral.
Some comments pointed how my emotional needs weren't being met. That was a pretty big understatement. I was in huge denial around that time. I felt like I could do nothing for my wife. Or for anyone. Life just felt like endless suffering. I ended up attempting to do a lot of bad stuff to myself.
When I finally was contacted by the psychiatrist, I explained my situation. It was casual for a bit, but then I told him what I'd been doing and.... Well. He told me to admit myself to the hospital or he'd send someone to get me. My wife was in complete shock when I told her what was happening. But she brought me there.
When she first saw me again, she apologized for how distant and awful she'd been. I didn't even bring it up, but she apologized about the funeral. The 8 hour trip had really stressed her out, and she'd been incredibly anxious about the funeral, covid, baby planning, etc. But she told me that none of that was an excuse. The time apart really gave her time to think.
She got me everything I needed. She visited tons, and there were hours of time to talk feelings. She worked with my doctors on safety plans, got me a bunch of welcome home gifts, and she has been a lot more helpful around the house.
The medication she's on has really leveled her out. She's very happy to be on it too and says she doesn't feel crazy anymore.
She's co... keep reading on reddit ➡
A bet was placed here by u/FuckYouGod. We can't support self-harm like this - reddit admin probably won't like it too much.
As a result, we turn to you for alternative suggestions. Nothing that would kill him, obviously. It doesn't have to involve his testicles either. The mod team will make a decision on an acceptable alternative and it will be proposed to u/FuckYouGod. If there is no follow through then his 8 yr account will be banned.
For new r/mma members - we take bets seriously here so be careful throwing them out. You can count on someone screenshotting it for later.
>“I told someone the other day, I said, ‘Listen, everybody doesn’t love playing for me, and I’m fine with that.’ That doesn’t make them bad guys or good guys or whatever. I do my best, and if they like it ... ” Rivers said. “And I joked and said, ‘Paul loved playing for me until the playoffs.’ If you look at his numbers, he got more pick and rolls than he had ever gotten in his entire career and he had his highest percentage in pick and rolls than he ever had when he was with me. Paul struggled in the playoffs. He struggled in the Dallas series. He needed somebody to blame, and I’m fine with that. Blame me. [Expletive], I can handle it.”
>“Last [season], that is the one that hurts, because we were up 3-1 and I thought we were the better team,” he said. “This last series, all of them were home games or road games. I don’t know what the hell the bubble was. But I left that series thinking we were the better team, and we didn’t perform. We had a lot of [stuff] going on. Pat Beverley couldn’t play more than three-minute stretches because of an injury. Trez [Montrezl Harrell] was never in shape, and all that stuff. And I really believe, in my heart, if there is no bubble, we would have at least played the Lakers” in the Western Conference finals.
There's been an influx of successes and high returns posted in this recent market, and whenever I look at these posts, I tend to get upset about missing these opportunities. My heart sinks whenever I see another post about how someone retired early due to an early TSLA stock or how they paid off their mortgage because of BTC or AMZN or whatever. I want to desperately have an opportunity like that.
I've been mildly interested in investing for a while, but I'm a poor 19-year-old university student so I have pretty much no stable income and a severe lack of knowledge in investing. I want to invest now because of these posts, but I know I reasonably shouldn't because I'd be investing with my emotions, I only have around $5,000 in my bank account and no stable income is coming in.
How do I handle this FOMO and this jealousy?
EDIT: Thanks for all the responses guys. I didn't expect the post to resonate with a lot of people or get a ton of comments, so thank you.
I've read a few of the top comments, and they gave me some much needed perspective on my situation. My jealously has subsided somewhat after reading the top comments and having some time to myself. I hope other people can use some of the advice given on this post to help them with their own feelings of jealousy and FOMO.
I'll be reading each and every comment carefully at a later point in time (I have university exams atm) but again, thanks for all the advice. I really do appreciate it.
Because I think it's more than justified to not let someone else steal the promotion you deserve by faking a photo that you took. Seriously there's like nothing absolutely evil about that - not doing anything would be really weak and being good doesn't mean taking shit from someone in a situation like that.
I came across an IG post from a celebrity admitting to using a fake LV Neverfull. She posted her OOTD including the bag which she described as given to her as a gift and that she knew it’s fake but continued using it because it does the job of housing all her stuff. People flooded her post with negative comments and judgment such as supporting theft, piracy, illegal activities - the usual lines thrown against the usage of reps. There are people who saw the post as being practical and honest but they are the minority compared to the number of judgment and negative comments. The celeb had to turn off the comment section because other commenters started attacking each other as well.
I’d like to know if anyone has been judged directly after admitting to using reps and how was the situation handled? I’m imagining if someone attacks me for using reps, I wouldn’t know what to do. I’m very poor at handling difficult and awkward situations so I’d like to know how fellow repladies who have been put in this situation took control of their emotions and turned things around. Thanks!
Coming from a major germophobe, I think the above statement would be an excellent addition to most institutions. I don’t particularly enjoy the process of opening a door handle with a paper towel, only to hold open the door while I awkwardly aim for the trash can and miss. I especially don’t enjoy the mental decision that follows of whether or not I should re-enter the bathroom to pick it up and repeat the entire process, or to knowingly exit and leave trash on the floor. Oh, and it really is nasty to use a public restroom and not wash your hands afterwards in my opinion.
UPDATE: I didn’t know so many people felt that this issue was as important or as big of a deal as I do, so that is why I thought it unpopular.