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Friday Links: August 17

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

["'10 Reasons Why Dating Sucks'" via Huffington Post]

From Mashable: “Sex Questions From Seventh Graders Are Awkwardly Awesome”

From McSweeney’s: “Hello stranger on the street, can you please tell me how to take care of my baby?”

From Huffington Post: “‘It’s Over!’ 10 Breakup Survival Tips to Get You Through It”

From Psychology Today: “Relationship Repair: 10 Tips for Thinking Like a Therapist”

From Jezebel: “Are Babies Assholes?”

On parenthood and vacation: “The worst thing any father can do is expect to have a great vacation. It’s an invitation to misery.” From GQ.com

A LW on Lemonvibe wants to know how in the world a guy can claim to be in love with one woman yet still want to have sex with her on the side (because lord knows THAT’s never happened before).

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avatar Desiree August 17, 2012, 1:14 pm

I read the letter on Lemonvibe and then some of the comments below it. The LW argues with the commenters’ very rational advice. Delusional doesn’t even begin to describe what’s wrong with her perspective.

Fabelle Fabelle August 17, 2012, 1:48 pm

Yeah, this guy is cheating on his girlfriend with her. Her question shouldn’t be “how can he stay with this other girl…when he LOVES ME??” it should be “Why do I continue seeing a man who gave up on me a long time ago?”

avatar jlyfsh August 17, 2012, 1:41 pm

i saw the seventh grade questions thing yesterday. we had a box like that in class when i was in school. we each got to put as many questions as we wanted to in the box. it ended up being better than the rest of the class!

i wish mcsweeney’s would now have one on how to handle those people who ask you other rude questions, like when are you getting married, when are you going to have the baby you won’t know how to take care of, etc! :)

avatar kerrycontrary August 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

Aw they were so cute. I’m glad that someone asked if there were female condoms though! yay sex ed.

iwannatalktosampson Iwannatalktosampson August 17, 2012, 1:47 pm

91% of parents with kids under 10 said that having kids “wrecked” their sex life.

That is crazy talk.

But that asshole baby article reminded me of the hilarious site assholebaby.com. It’s pretty funny.

avatar kerrycontrary August 17, 2012, 2:22 pm

Articles on the downsides of parenting make me kind of not want to have kids…I mean I get that it is essential to be able to vent and air out grievances, and potential parents need to know what they are getting into. But unfortunately I very rarely hear coworkers talk about how great their kids are. Instead of they just talk about how hard being a parent is. And the overwhelming majority of articles I read on parenting are about how exhausting, hard, draining, and frankly miserable having kids is. I mean there has to be a reward right? or is everyone who has a baby just nuts for getting into it?

avatar Desiree August 17, 2012, 2:37 pm

Parenting can be really tough. I saw what my mom went through trying to raise my baby sister who is autistic. But I think *some* parents make things worse for themselves by not establishing/enforcing proper boundaries with their kids. A five year old who always gets his/her way is going to be a hellish fifteen year old.

Caris Caris August 17, 2012, 2:23 pm

Oh my god. The lemonvibe girl is delusiional to say the least. Maybe in a couple of years when the dude gets married to his current gf, she will realize he was lying all along? Maybe?

avatar Desiree August 17, 2012, 2:35 pm

Yeah, it’s kinda frightening. I like how she says, “He isn’t having a life with another girl, she’s just living with him,” or something like that. Really???

avatar Elanie May August 17, 2012, 2:53 pm

The sad thing is, she seems to have bought the “love conquers all” mentality hook, line and sinker. Sorry, honey, it doesn’t. I don’t even understand how she can call this love, frankly. Love =/= desperate clinginess.

avatar TheOtherOtherMe August 17, 2012, 2:31 pm

OMG “Could You Please Tell Me How to Take Care of My Baby?” is just about the funniest thing I’ve read all year. I howled so loud I scared my cat.

avatar jlyfsh August 17, 2012, 3:16 pm

i was in tears when i read it. so funny.

MaterialsGirl MaterialsGirl August 17, 2012, 2:54 pm

I want to be friends with the girl in the video

avatar Addie Pray August 18, 2012, 10:09 am

ew not me! my new rule is i’m only allowed to be friends with one super hot model girlfriend, and you fill the quota. to other friends who are reading this: yes, it means you’re not super hot, bwhahahahaha.

avatar jlyfsh August 17, 2012, 3:43 pm

after you watch it you’ll probably need to go here: http://www.dailypuppy.com/ and hug the people you love. such a sad sad video :(

Moneypenny Moneypenny August 17, 2012, 4:13 pm

The McSweeney’s essay had me cracking up!!! I <3 McSweeney's!!

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