Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! I want to use this space to thank you again for all the donations you’ve sent to help save this site. A few days ago, I really felt like I was in crisis mode, at least in terms of this part of my life. I love this site so much and hated the thought of shutting it down because I couldn’t afford to keep it up anymore. It didn’t make sense to me that the amount of traffic would be the reason I could no longer afford its maintenance costs. Shouldn’t more traffic translate into more income? But it wasn’t — at least not in terms of ad revenue. And I guess I was afraid that if I asked for help — asked for more donations — I would: a) seem like a failure because I had to ask for help (again!); and b) I would feel like a failure if no one cared about the site to help save it.

This has been a good lesson for me. Not only is it OK to ask for help, but it’s how a community is built. We ask for and give help to each other. And it’s — I hope — mutually beneficial.

As of 1:45 PM today, we have raised over $4,020 (counting recurring monthly donations over the next six months). That blows me away! I’m so grateful! And if you have donated money and haven’t received a personal thank you from me, you will. Until then, please accept my universal thank you. And if you haven’t donated and have been or are considering it, this is the time to do it! You can even click the tab that says “recurring monthly payment” and have a few bucks automatically designated to DW each month. I’d still like to get close to the $7,500 goal if possible. That’s the amount that would give the site — and me — a little cushion for the next six months. It would pay for a new server as well as any unexpected costs that pop up (and they always do). It would buy me some childcare coverage during the week so I have time to actually work on the site. It would cover a small marketing budget and stock photos. I do make some money through ads and affiliate commissions, but that isn’t dependable — there isn’t a set amount I can always count. And, in fact, I could lose those accounts at any time through no fault of my own (which is always a concern for me), and without some other form of income from the site, I’d be up shit creek.

Anyway, I’ll be reminding you of the donation drive for a few more days and you can see the continued progress in that little visual in the top right corner of the sidebar.

Changing topics: daylight savings time starts this weekend (in the US and Canada, anyway). Spring is on its way, you guys!! I can’t wait.

What does everyone have planned for the weekend? I’m doing my usual: family stuff, a jog, margaritas with friends, cooking, napping, Netflix, reading.

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  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson March 7, 2014, 4:06 pm

    I have the busiest weekend ever and only a little bit in a good way. Tonight I’m getting dinner with a few girls I went to law school with (fine, they’re my best friends here, but I feel weird using the term best friend) and then meeting Colin and some of his friends and my other friends for drinks.

    Tomorrow I’m running 14 miles (I officially bought my marathon pass, eek only like 10 weeks away!) and then might have to come in to work for a few hours. After that I am getting dinner with two other couples (gross, I’m having a couples outing) and then we’re going to the Mammoth game at the pepsi center!

    Sunday I’m either going snowboarding or working.

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      Ella_ March 7, 2014, 5:15 pm

      Good luck with the marathon training! I kind of fell of the running wagon this winter because I am too wimpy for the snow and ice but am hoping to maybe run another half in the fall.

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    No Pantalones Today March 7, 2014, 4:07 pm

    I don’t have much to contribute, except for that I’d like to go home.

    OH! And my grandmother turns 90 tomorrow!

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    • theattack

      theattack March 7, 2014, 4:12 pm

      Happy Birthday, grandmother!

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        No Pantalones Today March 7, 2014, 4:15 pm

        Thank you!!! She honestly will have no idea it’s her birthday or why her insane family is singing and bringing her flowers, but I feel very grateful that I’ve had almost 36 (and hopefully more!) good years with her.

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      • thewriteway

        thewriteway March 7, 2014, 5:40 pm

        Happy birthday to your grandmother! Mine turned 91 in December! Although it seems like sometimes she is a shell of her former self, I think we all try to appreciate and cherish the time she is here.

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        No Pantalones Today March 7, 2014, 6:04 pm

        Thank you! And happy belated to your grandmother 🙂 I too feel like mine is a shell of herself. But looking at old pictures and telling my husband stories definitely helps.

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    bethany March 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it a million times already or not, but we’re getting our dog tonight!!

    Then tomorrow I’m going to hang out with the dog all day. Dave has his lunch with his x-girlfriend tomorrow (rescheduled from last weekend), then we have to go to a dinner thing on Saturday night. Sunday I’m hanging out with the dog, and Monday I took off work so I can hang out with the dog! This dog had better like me a lot, or else he’s going to get sick of me real fast.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy March 7, 2014, 4:55 pm

      We need pics of this dog!

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        Daisy March 7, 2014, 6:15 pm

        Seconding the request for dog pics!!

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl March 7, 2014, 4:13 pm

    Getting my PayPal log in is a high priority for my weekend. Wendy you absolutely be compensated for what you’re created here. I truly appreciate it!

    I’m working tonight, then cooking class tomorrow! It’s a “5 mother sauces” class so that should be a great skill builder. Sunday afternoon I’m going to have to work some (boooooo). It’s supposed to be great weather here so hopefully we can get outside some. I also have like 8 hours of DVR stuff I need to watch before it starts deleting things…that’s a high priority for me too.

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    Morgan March 7, 2014, 4:16 pm

    I had a super awesome week, although today was a little bit of a buzzkill. I bought this awesome leather jacket yesterday, which I have basically not taken off since. And I went to Bikram for the first time and I totally get why Addie is so obsessed because it was amazing and I’m so glad I bought this groupon and I can’t wait to go back. I basically haven’t shut up about it since I left the class. And I now have the best dilemma of deciding what to do with the rest of my life, because I have two insanely awesome options and I’d be lucky to have either one, let alone both.

    But then this morning I used a groupon to go to an eye doctor literally only because I need new glasses and the groupon was a good deal for that. And the guy was just rude and unprofessional (not in a gross breach of etiquette way, just in a “really, that’s how you conduct yourself in a professional setting?” sort of way). So that put a damper on my day a bit. I like the glasses I picked out though.

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      Morgan March 7, 2014, 4:36 pm

      Oh! And last night, my boyfriend said something really weird and now I can’t remember what it was, and I was just so dumbfounded I stared at him with my mouth open. And he laughed and said, “You should write that site you’re always on. Dear Wendy, my boyfriend thought X and now I’m really confused. What should I do?” I swear this story would be funnier if I could actually remember what he said, but he’s often a little oblivious so the gist of it was me saying something and it totally blowing his mind and me being confused that he didn’t recognize it as a THING.

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    kerrycontrary March 7, 2014, 4:22 pm

    TGIF! No big plans other than getting outside and working out cause it’s going to be a high of 54 tomorrow. Our friend from colorado flew in for a business trip so we can get hang out with him and all of our other friends tomorrow yayyy. I might even make it to the farmers market on sunday and I haven’t been to the farmers market in months!

    Fiance and I made an insanely practical but slightly insane decision last night. We still don’t know where his next work project will be in our general metro area (which could make a huge commuting difference). So his lease is up this spring and if we don’t find out by then, he’s going to put his stuff in storage and move into my apartment for 2 months until his current project is over in late July. But…I live in an efficiency. So two people and a dog in like 400 square feet? yay? No it’ll be an adventure. I can’t wait until we can move though cause we think we can afford to rent an actual house! With a backyard! and a porch! Just in time for summer.

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      Morgan March 7, 2014, 4:26 pm

      I’m so sad I’m going to miss the gorgeous weather! I’m flying up to New England in the morning. MD finally gets warm so naturally I flee to the cold, right? It’s going to be fine in Boston but not 57 degrees. If it were 57 degrees I could wear my new jacket. I’m never going to shut up about this jacket.

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        No Pantalones Today March 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

        New leather jackets are the best!

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      AliceInDairyland March 8, 2014, 10:16 am

      One of Benjamin’s employees will be living in a “tiny home” this year with her fiance. It’s… 128 square feet of space? No dog, but it will still be EXTREMELY tight living quarters.

      Look!

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        muchachaenlaventana March 8, 2014, 2:57 pm

        This looks so appealing to me. I think it would have to be somewhere relatively warm though as I would most likely spend 95% of my time outside if I had a house that tiny.

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        sarita_f March 8, 2014, 5:48 pm

        I have lots of Tiny House p0rn if you’d like me to pass along… I am very seriously considering building my own, soon.

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      Christy March 8, 2014, 2:21 pm

      Holy crap. It would be AWESOME to rent a house around here – I can’t even imagine it! And it’s gonna SUCK to have him live there. You’ll handle it, and I think it’s the right choice, but man…

      So his job is keeping him in the metro area for his next contract?

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  • muchachaenlaventana

    muchachaenlaventana March 7, 2014, 4:38 pm

    My weekend is pretty open. My boyfriend decided to go to another city about an hour away for 2 shows (tonight and tomorrow), although I think is making a list minute call on the one tonight and if he doesn’t go hopefully we can hang out because my roommates are both gone every single weekend with their significant others and I don’t really have many other friends. I am going to text the friends I do have, that unfortunately all have boyfriends too so never want to get up, but if nothing is going on I am going to go to Bikram tonight, then probably work because I dicked off too long today and now have tons of shit to do before Monday and then watch more of Season 6 Madmen which I just realized I can watch for free on AMC!! And tomorrow my parents are going to our family vacation spot, which is an old farmhouse on the river/bay about 2 hours from me and I will probably go and meet up with them because the highs are 60s and sunny, and my dog will play with their puppy and I will relax and maybe do some work or read and it’ll be awesome! Then Sunday is the Season 1 Finale of True Detective!!!

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    bethany March 7, 2014, 4:44 pm

    make it be 5 already. oooooohhhhh my god. Seriously, just be 5pm.

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      ktfran March 7, 2014, 5:20 pm

      I know!

      I usually leave work between 4 and 4:30 on Friday’s, but I’m not meeting my friend until 6. And we’re meeting downtown, so I’ll just stay at work. Sucks.

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        ktfran March 7, 2014, 5:21 pm

        Also, I have done no work today. ZERO. Zilch. Nada.

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    Ella_ March 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Yay for the weekend! It is finally above freezing here today so the sunshine is definitely helping my mood. Tonight I’m going out for Ethiopian food with some friends, then tomorrow I have to work some, then on Sunday I am getting together with some friends to bake Cadbury creme egg filled brownies! Oh yes.

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      rachel March 7, 2014, 4:51 pm

      I am now hungry for all of those things.

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      bethany March 7, 2014, 4:51 pm

      omg. Do you have a recipe for these magical brownies?

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        Ella_ March 7, 2014, 4:56 pm

        Yes! This is the original one: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2012/03/cream-egg-brownies.html. And this one takes is a step further where you add actual creme eggs to the brownies themselves: . The second one is in crazy British measurements though.

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      • mylaray

        mylaray March 7, 2014, 5:23 pm

        Oh my gosh. I have to make those!

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      rachel March 8, 2014, 6:02 pm

      I had Ethiopian for lunch. It had been too long! Yum!

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  • othy

    othy March 7, 2014, 4:55 pm

    So, I have a funny but gross pet story. But it needs to be shared. So I’m in the kitchen cooking dinner, and off the kitchen is our mud room, where we keep the litter boxes. I hear one of the cats meowing and making a lot of bumping noises. Concerned, I walk into the mud room to see the cat spinning around and around, with a piece of crap hanging out of his ass. He was trying to get away from it, but it kept ‘following’ him as he ran. When he finally got it off, I assessed the damages. He had bumped it up every single wall in the mud room, and I had to wash every single surface because it was covered in shit. Yeah, once it was all cleaned up, I did find the situation pretty damn funny.

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      kerrycontrary March 7, 2014, 5:10 pm

      haha! My one friend’s cats kept getting sick and she would have to cut the hair off their butts cause of a similar issue.

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    • mylaray

      mylaray March 7, 2014, 5:21 pm

      Haha. And I guess that’s why it’s called the mud room 😉

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      • othy

        othy March 7, 2014, 7:33 pm

        I’m just glad he didn’t leave the mudroom.

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      lets_be_honest March 7, 2014, 5:41 pm

      Haha, reminds me of Lil learning you could take your diaper off and make art with its contents while “napping.”

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  • Lyra

    Lyra March 7, 2014, 5:41 pm

    I posted this in the forums but I’m eating lots of cake this weekend. 🙂 Family birthday get together tonight, friend birthday party tomorrow — a tipsy birthday game night is going to be awesome. Woot. 26 is going to be a stellar year.

    This week flew by. Most of my groups made good progress this week which has been great. I also have a lead for a summer school position that would pay my bills for all 3 months — and I don’t have to work everrrry week from June – August so I get some time to myself to do what I want, travel, and complete the things on my summer bucket list. Speaking of summer, it’s supposed to be 40 degrees into next week!!!! So. Excited. I’m planning on going on walks OUTSIDE. 🙂

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  • thewriteway

    thewriteway March 7, 2014, 5:43 pm

    I applied for two non-sports jobs this week! Both are at local colleges, one of which a few family members have attended, and I’m really passionate about working at that one specifically. The other college just had an opening that met my skills, so I’m hoping that I can get at least interviews for one or both jobs. Barely a day at my job goes by anymore where we’re not drama-free it seems like…

    I’ve also decided to try and be more social, even if it’s just at the gym for now. I grabbed a copy of the group class schedule on my way out today and am going to plan when I can go. I am SO BORED with being stuck at home that I will be happy with myself for just getting to the gym more and making small talk with people. It dawned on me yesterday that even introverted me gets miserable inside once in a while. I also renewed my Zumba teaching license, and though I do have to be alone to practice (there are some things I just need to be solitary to do based on preferences), I’m eager to present myself some new opportunities by being out in my area a little more.

    Other than that, just headed out of town this weekend to see my dad. Minus some PMS early in the week, this was not a bad one at all.

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      Christy March 8, 2014, 2:22 pm

      Are you on Ask a Manager? I think I read something you wrote on one of their open threads, but I didn’t want to be like YO, ARE YOU TWW ON DW?!

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      • muchachaenlaventana

        muchachaenlaventana March 8, 2014, 2:57 pm

        hahaha

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  • mylaray

    mylaray March 7, 2014, 6:25 pm

    One of my friends just bought a condo in Miami and he’s having a little party so we’re driving down with a few others tonight to spend the weekend and celebrate. I’m so excited. It’s going to be warm and relaxing and I really need a break and some drinks after working 16 hours yesterday. And going on a mini vacation without my husband will be good for us too. I’m a little scared of all the college kids. I think it’s a big spring break week and I have no idea how crazy it could get. Should be fun though!

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  • Fabelle

    Fabelle March 7, 2014, 6:40 pm

    @GG I’m on mobile so I can’t reply, but I didn’t use PayPal to set up recurring monthly payments? I have a PayPal account & also don’t remember my login, so I just filled out the info & it gave me the option to make monthly

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow March 7, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I am doing nothing this weekend. Studying and resting. Catching up on TV. I’ve been sick and stressed for a while (the stomach thing, now a cold), so it’s nice to not have any plans or obligations.

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      CatsMeow March 9, 2014, 1:02 am

      God I sound like a loser. I turned down 2 friends to hang out on Thursday, and canceled on one friend on Friday. She guilt tripped me. I got stir crazy today and decided to go out, so my OTHER friend, knowing that the first friend was pissy because of the canceling thing, tagged me in all her fb check-in updates just to be a turd. I’m in trouble.

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  • muchachaenlaventana

    muchachaenlaventana March 7, 2014, 7:51 pm

    my boyfriend who I have seen once since last Friday told me he just didn’t want to hangout at all tonight, he was tired after his night out last night, and not sleeping and wanted to nap after work and not do anything later. He also told me he did not want to get breakfast tomorrow before we both leave town for the night. I feel pretty hurt and rejected even though he said it has nothing to do with me, he doesn’t want to see anyone tonight. I just really can’t help feeling hurt by his rejection, twice in one conversation. I also feel like the more he does this, the more clingy I get and then the more he pulls away. I really don’t feel great right now. Anyways I don’t really know where to go from here just didn’t want to put this in the forums. I am not really mad and don’t necessarily think he did anything wrong, I guess just hurt and confused. It also sucks that both my roommates are out of town with their boyfriends, all my friends in town are hanging out with their boyfriends or working and I am left wondering wtf I am doing with my life.

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    • Fabelle

      Fabelle March 7, 2014, 8:22 pm

      @muchacha I read what you post about your boyfriend, I understand why he’s been someone you want to be close to, etc. but his distant behavior doesn’t seem very boyfriend-like? & I don’t think you should blame it entirely on your “clinginess”. You’re probably being, or wanting to be, “clingy” because you know he isn’t acting like… a boyfriend. A boyfriend, or… even someone you’re seeing that cares about you? who would want to see you at some point tonight or tomorrow before they (& you) leave out of town for the night.?
      Giving some “I don’t want to see anyone though” explanation means he’s 1.) being a flake, for every reason your anxious mind is believing (I have an anxious mind too, so I know) or, 2.) he’s dealing with emotional issues of his own, & therefore cannot be a good boyfriend—even FRIEND—regardless. Take care of yourself.

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      • muchachaenlaventana

        muchachaenlaventana March 7, 2014, 8:36 pm

        Thank you for responding. At the moment I a really spiraling into what I am thinking. I am going to just trust him though right now as he has given me no reason not to, he does value and appreciate his alone time and honestly I just need some space from this right now to evaluate what I even want in this relationship. I know that he makes me happy when we are together, and treats me well and that we have so much fun together. We have only been officially back together since mid December and if he wanted to break up with me he would just do it so I am at a loss and just don’t want to care. How soon do people make one another their number 1 priority? Yeah he has told me he loves me but who knows. I do know that feeling like this isn’t okay though and that he doesn’t want me to feel like this, but that this is just how he is, so either we want to be together enough to compromise on that, or we don’t.

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      Lyra March 8, 2014, 2:25 am

      I agree with Fabelle on this. Distant behavior in any relationship is never a good sign. This happened with my ex. He didn’t want to talk to me at all or see me, I became this super clingy girlfriend — which was definitely out of character — and we finally broke up. Up until that point I would ask him if we were ok and he always said things were fine he just needed time to himself. I mean, alone time is great (I’m one who can’t function without it) but it sounds like this is really abnormal for the two of you to have such little time with each other. If this is still bothering you next time you see him have an honest conversation about it. I also think it’s really really weird that he didn’t want to see you at all before you both leave town. Hopefully things work out, but proceed with caution.

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        muchachaenlaventana March 8, 2014, 9:44 am

        I know you are both right. This is pretty uncharacteristic, not him wanting his alone time, I have known and respected that about him from the get-go but usually on the weekends he has made spending time with me a priority. I know you all probably think I am being naive, but I do know he is a really trustworthy person who would not lie to me. If I couldn’t trust him, I would not be here talking about this because we would not be together. We had a fight last weekend (our first in over a year) after which I gave him some space and on Wednesday we had a date and really both had the best time. Either way, I actually need to sit down and really figure out if what he is willing to give me right now is enough or if we can compromise on the way or amount of time we spend together. I just didn’t know if my expectations were super out of line. Or maybe I am over reacting and just need to have some f’ing confidence in the relationship. Or maybe like people say, he made time for me and now wants his alone time and if I can’t handle that we shouldn’t be together. Either way when I see him next I am going to have a frank talk with him to see where we both stand and where we see this going. Anyways thanks again for responding. It doesn’t help that I am all alone again, and my parents our plans for getting away this weekend. I just sound pathetic now so I am going to take my dog for a walk and enjoy this beautiful day.

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        Lyra March 8, 2014, 11:27 am

        Just don’t let it consume you. I know that’s hard. I let my many insecurities/fears that we were breaking up literally consume my life and it was so horrible. I got into this fit of crazy anxiety. (Of course now I’m thankful that we DID break up.) Remind yourself that things will work out as they’re meant to. Good luck with your talk with him!

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      AliceInDairyland March 8, 2014, 10:31 am

      Mucha, plenty of people have responded with good insight so feel free to take this or leave this and no need to respond as well. I can’t remember how long ago your break-up/make-up was? But I know that when Benjamin and I got back together (OMG 1.5 years ago?) I would say the first 6-8 months were really rough when it came to feeling each other out. I felt like I was hyper-vigilant about small disturbances of the peace, whether they were particularly merited or not.

      BUT, I communicated that to him and made him understand why I would be perhaps extra sensitive about spending time together or other things. And once I communicated that to him clearly, he made my well-being and mental state a priority within reason. When I said (usually crying), “I just need more reassurance from you, and part of that is quality time together. It’s important to me, and it’s part of what I need in this relationship right now and I hope we can prioritize this together.” He listened, and then we worked out an agreement that has ebbed and flowed over time to our current dynamic. If you are feeling anxious and clingy, I think just telling him that and telling him why you feel like that will 1) create change and 2) put it out into the open so you are less likely to spiral out of control. I think voicing the irrational thoughts, and even saying they are irrational but you still need him to meet you half way, will go a long way in eliminating at least some of them.

      As always, update us!! <3 Muchacha!

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        Christy March 8, 2014, 2:36 pm

        Yes, definitely put your feelings out in the open. Because you’re bother operating in good faith, or at least trying to operate in good faith.

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        muchachaenlaventana March 8, 2014, 2:41 pm

        Awe thanks guys. @ AliceInDairyland -We got back together I guess officially at the end of December but have been building up to it since around Halloween. Anyways I can’t dwell on things I need to get them out, so I went over to his place this morning after I posted and talked with him. We had a really great conversation and I called him on being a bit of a gerk and really distant this past week and 1/2 and kind of framed it like hey what is up let’s do a status check on our relationship and he admitted that he had been really distant and that he had gotten freaked out last weekend and needed some space. I kind of told him that is cool as long as he lets me know we are still on the same page and that I need reassurance from him and the way that comes is quality time. He apologized and was like look we have something special and awesome and the fact that we can communicate over this right now and you are letting me know how what I did made you feel and how we can work on it is what is going to make our relationship last. He also said that things have been so amazing between us the past few months that hopefully two weeks of a funk won’t negate all of that. I outlined to him that when he acts so distant I get more clingy and the cycle continues. Also that I won’t be taken for granted and that the way he acted last night was not okay. One of his main points was that we are both human and are going to make mistakes, and things aren’t always going to be perfect between us but working out and smoothing over the bumps and caring enough to talk about it is what matters. Anyways, it was a really good conversation and I feel much better about things now. He really does feel bad and even told me he doesn’t always think it is fair to me that he does value his alone time and he is worried that I will be okay now but resent it later. Honestly I don’t know about that but I am more concerned with the question of am I happy right now and the thing is I have been incredibly happy with the time we had been spending/the communication/everything it was really amazing and almost scarily good/easy up until 1.5 weeks ago. Then he gets into this funk and over thinks it all and throws it all off balance, which he acknowledges he does. Sometimes he gets so caught up in over analyzing and thinking about things he ignores what is actually happening in the present time. So he is going out of town tonight, we have tentative plans for breakfast tomorrow unless he stays overnight and tomorrow he invited me over to his house for dinner and True Detective. I am still a little hurt by what he did last night though so will just play that by ear. Alice-it is a feeling out thing and yes any time one little thing goes wrong or gets out of kilter I sort of freak out. But honestly I really love him and he is a great guy and we both want this to work and have a connection and openness and honesty with each other that isn’t a unicorn but it is not exactly easy to come by either. Anyways thanks guys! You were all right, he said it meant a lot to him I cared so much to want to talk this through. I was like look, if we hadn’t had this conversation we would have ended up a month from now probably over. And this is why I love DW. Also it is about 67 degrees and sunny right now and I am on my porch in just my bra 🙂 and bought ingredients for Kentucky Mules later. I hope you are all having a good day too!

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        CatsMeow March 9, 2014, 1:11 am

        ooh, I just drank a bunch of Kentucky mules. Cheers!

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  • barleystonks

    barleystonks March 7, 2014, 7:52 pm

    Debating whether to (politely) tell a borderline abusive coworker that I’d appreciate if she’d use a more polite tone of voice when she’s telling me how stupid I am for making a mistake, or if that would just escalate things. I only even see her once a week, but I’m not the only one she’s doing this to.

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      Christy March 8, 2014, 2:36 pm

      Nope, it’ll just escalate it.

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    d2 March 7, 2014, 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the heads up about the time change here in the US. Although, I would have figured it out eventually… With all the snow and cold here, it just doesn’t seem like that should be happening for another month or so.

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    hatercakes March 8, 2014, 10:18 am

    Yay for the donation drive going well! This weekend I’m traveling to see an old friend in nashville, followed by a trip to dallas to see another old friend! Sometimes still being in school has its perks (spring break ftw!)

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    AliceInDairyland March 8, 2014, 10:39 am

    The weekend!! It’s warm!! Hurrah!! Except I have two exams next week so I am spending basically the whole weekend studying and going to look at housing stuff. We went to a floor place and a light fixture place and it was pretty hilarious and luckily Benjamin and I seem mostly on the same page in that we know what we absolutely don’t like but there’s not a whole lot of stuff we are like, “YES!” So we shall see. We have to make some major decisions soon (argh). The light store in particular was painful because the lighting lady was like, “So, what’s your style?” and we were like “Uhhhhhhhhhh…” and she was like, “do you like silver or gold or brass or nickel?” and we were like “Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh…” Then we looked around and basically disliked every single light fixture in the store. At least we could agree on that.

    It’s going to be an interesting procedure, completely remodeling a house.

    Also I went to a counseling session again (following through! not running away!) and it was once again ridiculously painful and went off in a direction that I wasn’t planning on, but that’s probably a good thing. I had my life list in my head of some stuff that I felt like we had talked about and I had thought about… but then I walked in and he asked me how I was feeling and I had a panic attack!! Which, I think I have minor panic attacks rather frequently but I didn’t realize what they were… And then we spent a long time discussion parasympathetic tone because that’s what his research is on… And then I realized that my least favorite thing in the world is people paying attention to me and praising me and it almost always gives me a panic attack. So that’s super-awesome. But interesting. Oh deep-deep rooted fear of not being “good enough”, could you just go away? kthanks.

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    Roxy_84 March 8, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Wow. If I hadn’t seen this post, I would have likely gone through a large portion of tomorrow before realizing the time change. How do those always sneak up on me? haha

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  • Dear Wendy

    Dear Wendy March 8, 2014, 4:44 pm

    150 people have contributed to the donation drive! Thank you to all of you! You rock.

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    d2 March 8, 2014, 10:01 pm

    Captcha usually gives me nonsensical strings of letters to type in. However, the last time I was attempting to gain access to DW, I was given the phrase “Pass Ouchbutt”. So now I am wondering, was I just insulted by Captcha? Does anyone else ever get insulted by Captcha? Hmmm, maybe I am overthinking this…

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    katie March 9, 2014, 12:48 am

    Oh god you guys. So I got home Friday night after a long week. My flight was delayed too so it was late ish and I was tired. So I get home, literally walk in the door, and jake goes oh did you get my text? And I had not. So he goes oh well I invited your cousins over for pulled pork tomorrow.
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    Have I told you guys I haven’t cleaned my house in like weeks?
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    So I have an almost panic attack right when I get home because we have to clean EVERYTHING. But, we did, and jake made amazing pulled pork with his homemade BBQ sauce, and they brought champagne, and we had lots of fun. Zoe, who is normally crazy when people come over, was so chill and nice to them. She is currently cuddling *with leo* on the couch with me and jake. Imma about to post the picture to Facebook. It’s adorable. Jake is also asleep. Which means I am stuck here for the foreseeable future…

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    theattack March 9, 2014, 5:53 pm

    My weekend has been uneventful but awesome. I made cakes that look like my cats’ faces for their birthday. I didn’t realize my cake decorating supplies were at my parents’ house, so I had to wing it with toothpicks and stuff. I’m proud I was able to do it without my piping bags. I also just found a bowl still full of weed in the field behind my apartment, so awesome. Haha

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