My coworker’s 7 year old daughter has been diagnosed with cancer and I feel awful for the whole family and am so sorry.
The office got together to discuss ways we could support our coworker in a more meaningful way than just kicking a few dollars over or sending cards.
Someone suggested that because she was having to take a lot of time out to be with her daughter in the hospital that we pool our vacation time for her so she could take that time as paid time off.
That’s a real nice thing to do and I have great respect for anyone who does choose to go in on that, but I myself want that vacation time to visit my parents who I haven’t seen in months.
My coworkers realized I was the only one who didn’t donate (they were tallying up the total time collected to make the announcement for her and realized the numbers didn’t add up) and confronted me on it, saying everyone had plans but they weren’t as important as this emergency situation was.
I don’t want to do it, but I feel like an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: My first gold and oh, so many awards...you are too kind. I am trying to read everything.
Since many are mentioning it...this is not meant to be a written contract. Life changes people, couples need to change with it. Some couples are great with communication and do it organically. Others may not think to ask...and learn there are major differences when it is too late. This tip is simply to ensure communication starts early and hits on all topics (some you may not even realize are issues till you start talking about them), and to set a path for continued communication through the years. Take care of each other and yourself!
Edit 2: A number of people have mentioned it, and /dead_b4_quarantine called me out on it...Let's talk about SEX, baby.....Let's talk about you and me....Let's talk about all the good things....And the bad things that may be....
My husband and I always plan a big family vacation with my older sister’s family and sister-in-law’s family and all the children (1-4 years old) every year. We have our own business and make good money, so we help pay for everyone else and they’re always great trips. We used to invite my younger sister(21f) and pay for her expenses too but we told her we would not be doing that for next year’s family vacation. When we have these vacations, everyone helps out with the kids except my younger sister who says it’s not her responsibility.
For example, we were at an amusement park and we were all taking turns watching the kids so that the adults could ride some of the adult only rides, but she would not stay with the kids even once. She will sometimes leave the family group and go do her own thing solo and come back at the end of the day because traveling with all the kids is “annoying” to her. She refuses to help feed, dress, or watch the kids while the rest of us all help each other out.... keep reading on reddit ➡
You are probably thinking, O' amazing a vacation, I wish I could go on one right about now and you would be right, I would love to go on a vacation, but not this one.
I am 30M and my wife is 26F and if I am honest, I adore my wife but I absolutely hate her family, her mom is a knowitall who thinks everything is her business, her sisters are bitchy snobs who criticize everything despite being anything but successful themselves, Their kids are spoiled brats, her dad is just a broken man who seems to have given up decades ago and the rest of her extended family is pretty much like the rest. Somehow and in some way my wife got all the good genes and ended up being an extremely sweet, beautiful, caring, empathetic woman.
Well yesterday my wife decided to surprise me, she prepared a really romantic meal, wine, candles the whole shebang for my shabby ass after I got home from work and she told me we were going on a 3 week long vacation to a secluded cabin in a great hiking area of my countr... keep reading on reddit ➡
S4E1 The Mediation
“Two days after Angelina's wedding, the girls are at major odds over the speech heard around the world. and mike "the situation" becomes "the mediation" in hopes of bringing the family back together.”
S4E2 Taken Pauly
“In the midst of a global pandemic the girls continue to social distance, but it’s not because of Covid-19, and Pauly is full of surprises as the roomies learn he’s not quarantining alone.”
Last summer (2019) my girlfriend [22F] and I [21F] were supposed to go to on vacation to Hawaii for about two weeks. We'd already bought plane tickets and booked the hotel in advance etc.
Then her mother died and she had to go home (from Maine to North Carolina) for the funeral. I don't know her family so I figured it would be weird and pointless for me to go with her.
Girlfriend said she still wanted to come back in time go on the trip but I knew she'd be depressed and down the whole time so it wouldn't be any fun anyways. So I told her to just forget about it, and I'd cancel the trip.
But instead I asked my sister [21F] if she wanted to go since I already had the two tickets booked and the hotel booked and didn't actually want to waste the money. She said yes, so we went. I told her not to tell my girlfriend or anyone else, and not to post any pictures on social media or anything. No one else knew we were even going, so that was fine. As far as my GF knew I cancelled the trip,... keep reading on reddit ➡
UPDATE: Just looked to see if I accidentally left dog food up here last time and there’s no dog food to be found. So the dog food I found in the house isn’t even ours.
Some background: have a vacation cabin in a relatively rural area. No security system or cameras. When my family and I came up here for thanksgiving break, we pulled back the bed sheets and saw a handful of dry dog food. Another handful of dog food was found under the blankets of another bed. Both beds were made up and it didn’t look disheveled at all. Later, I opened a drawer to look for placemats. Inside, there were about 8 kernels of dry dog food.
This is all I have found so far but I’m kinda getting freaked out. I don’t think a rodent would be able to open a drawer or leave the bed that neat. There also have been no signs of droppings or rodents in general. Is someone breaking into our house? If so, why would they leave dog food in weird places? Overall, I’m just really confused. Any thoughts would be appreciated... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (M27) recently sold my apartment and put the money along with the money I been saving up to buy a house on my own before my fianće and I get married.
I have an architecture degree but unfortunately I haven't been able to find job within the area I live in, things have been rough, I finally was given the opportunity to work for a private company that is literally making my life more difficult. It's not really what I wanted but a decent way to make money.
My fiancé is currently living with her parents and we agreed to move together after I purchase a house, thing is I just can't keep up with my fiancé constant demands, she also trys to get her parents involved in everything we do since they live together so she thinks she can include them.
When I sold my car, she asked if I was going to invite her and her parents to eat out at a nice restaurant, she even asked if I could help her dad financially when he was having issues with money.
She refuses to discuss wedding planning without... keep reading on reddit ➡
This was many years ago, during one of the first tax free weekends in Texas. I decided to take my family down to Dallas and make it a weekend of shopping and spending a day or two at the large amusement park. I prepaid for a weekend reservation at a hotel near the park that used to advertise "No, I'm not a [insert position here] but I did stay at a [Hotel Name] last night!"
When we walked into the lobby, there was a large family sitting around. A group of children were running around and being rather noisy, their fathers sitting around, trying to watch TV, one grandmother asleep in her chair, and a group of mothers around the desk trying to see whose credit card would work for their rooms. I patiently stood back, watching the chaos, until another desk clerk saw me and asked if I was checking in. The whole check in process took 5 minutes. As I walked off, one of the mothers said loudly "Why does SHE get checked in so fast?" The desk clerk replied, "because SHE planned ahead... keep reading on reddit ➡
My parents were from Russia, we have a lovely family home in a place that’s good for vacations but uninhabitable during winters except by locals. It is unusual in Russia to live in a home, families usually have apartments at least in the city, but we aren’t in the city and this home still stands. It is not of high monetary value but of great sentimental value to me.
I have one gay son and one (elder) daughter. He is very vocal of his distaste for the country and is very loudly critical. My husband and I recently tested positive for the popular virus that’s been going around. So we started dividing up the assets. We came to an agreement on our mutual assets.
Because my son doesn’t want to or can’t visit the country anyway, I have decided to leave the mansion to my daughter. I am yet to find out about inheritance laws in Russia, I will contact a lawyer soon. She loves the mansion and also loves the country culture and language. She plans to live there for the whole experience .... keep reading on reddit ➡
ETA 3: Nobody will be using this post any where else
My MIL has never been a just no, so I have no clue where this came from, but at the same time the last few years there has been a new grandbaby ever year, so I wouldn't be surprised if she has gone a little crazy and now expects me or both my SIL's to just have another baby.
My husband have been discussing having another baby, but my last pregnancy 5 years ago was high risk and my toxic mind has stopped me from trying for another baby at the time, so we definitely were not trying for another baby. MIL definitely knew this.
When I did find out about my surprise pregnancy, this caused a few issues in my marriage,as I held back telling my hubby, and wanted to double check everything was okay before saying anything.
Me and hubby were in a difficult place for a few weeks but after getting the news, that my worst fears were confirmed(high risk pregnancy). My husband had a small mental breakdown and thankfully we managed to have a hear
This happened when I was 24 and my sister is STILL pissed about it and thinks I was the asshole. I just want to see if I am or not.
Long story short; I won a raffle at my job for an all expense paid family vacation. It wasn't a super fancy prize to Disneyland or anything crazy. It was just a nice 3 day stay at this little beach house Inn place. It was for 4 people. I asked new bf at the time to go but he couldn't because school.
I told nobody I won but when I came down to visit my family for the weekend my Sis was there with my niece/nephew, who are the two brattiest kids I've met thanks to Sis not disciplining them EVER. I love them but she lets them get into everything and never watches them unless someone (me or our mom) yells at her to get off her butt and watch them. Visiting is always a chore because I end up watching them to give our mom a break. It's pathetic.
I'd considered inviting them to come before I arrived. But the longer I was there the more I hated the idea. By the... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother has acted as our kids' babysitter since they were in pre-k. Over the last couple of years, I told him we would likely not need him when our youngest son started 7th grade. This year our son started the 6th grade but his classes are online and me and his mom work from home. No need for a sitter/driver. My wife agreed and should give him some severance. The last he worked was in July and I told him this week we didn't need him anymore. He was bummed out because he enjoyed spending time with the boys and doesn't live nearby (his dayjob is close to our house) and the extra income was nice. I decided that I would give him 5K.
My wife was livid. She thought maybe $100. I explained that it's not like we're going to go on vacation for a long time, he ended his job much earlier than expected and to no fault of his own, he was really good to our kids and we're saving money by not having a sitter (or having to commute to work ourselves) and it's not like he can claim unemployment. It... keep reading on reddit ➡