March 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm #743599SpaceyStephParticipant
Yeah I’m with Fyodor on this. If he doesn’t want his kids to dye Easter eggs, there is nothing inherently wrong with that, but it does indicate that you’re not a good match for him. Also the fact that you went immediately to being devastated about easter eggs shows that you aren’t suited to this relationship either. Sounds like you need to seek out someone you have more in common with, religiously.
I’m in an interfaith marriage, I’m Jewish, my husband is Catholic and as part of that we have to negotiate what traditions matter most and how to adapt them in ways that make sense for our family. It’s work, for sure, and it also requires compromises. Not every is willing to compromise on matters of religion and that’s ok, it just means you need to seek out and date people who don’t require that much compromise.March 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm #743601ronGuest
Well, the two obnoxious points are that he stated this adamantly, because he’s a Christian, as if she as a Catholic isn’t Christian and then decreed that this potential (likely?) dealbreaker (not the Easter eggs per se, but rather his insistence that his rather narrowly unique view of Christianity must prevail in the raising of any future children). The Easter eggs portend a lot of other significant religious and life-style/cultural differences, which I suspect he doesn’t want to bring up now, because he knows it is a glaring incompatibility which will cause a split and end his ability to take advantage of her in this very one-sided relationship.March 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm #743705baccalieuGuest
I was also scratching my head at: he’s Christian but I’m Catholic (uhm, which you know is also Christian, right?). I’m assuming she means he’s an evangelical christian. However, I’m coming around to feeling that there really is something wrong with this guy. The whole battle of wills at the restaurant over the check and the conversation afterward seems like it ought to have been a scene from a movie. It almost seemed like it physically pained him to pick up the lunch bill. Either he’s an irredeemable cheapskate or…. well that’s pretty much the only option. I suppose it’s possible to have a decent relationship with a cheapskate, as long as he has other good qualities and you don’t let him take advantage of you, but it doesn’t seem like the LW wants to live like that (she believes that the way things should be is that each person just naturally pay what they feel like paying and if one pays one day the other will make it up to them without asking, so essentially she’s coming unarmed to the gun fight) and they have other issues, so, yeah….that’s the end of that.
I have to say that I enjoyed to a ridiculous extent reading the back and forth comments about me. There really must be something wrong with me that I love it so much when people pay attention to me. There were some really perceptive comments. However, what I really don’t understand is how invariably people misunderstand what I am saying. Maybe, like Cleo, they don’t read all the way through which, given the length of the comments, I can understand.
You people do realize that it wasn’t the LW or any specific person that I was calling whorish, right? What I was referring to was the belief that “If a man doesn’t spend at least some cold hard cash on you, regardless of whatever else he does, and regardless of whether or not you reciprocate, he does not value you.” This doesn’t directly apply to the situation here but some of the commenters said something like this and I was rather hoping they would tell me that I misunderstood them and they meant someone else. I’m sorry if the word I used was inappropriate. I didn’t think that you would feel it was akin to an obscenity. How do you feel about the belief that if a man doesn’t lay out cold hard cash on you, he doesn’t value you, period, end of story? Do you think it’s a reasonable view?March 21, 2018 at 5:08 am #743706Ruby TuesdayGuest
How is that view relevant for the purposes of providing advice to this LW, as it does not apply to her situation?March 21, 2018 at 5:48 am #743707KateGuest
Please go away. You’re not interested in giving advice, you’re only using this site and this forum community to draw attention to yourself. You’re an irredeemable creep and maybe worse. You’re obviously not trying to learn anything or be “better.” You just want people to talk to you / about you. I’m going to start deleting your useless comments about yourself, with no discussion. If you want to give actual advice, take a shot at that, but you’re no longer getting any visibility here.March 21, 2018 at 6:30 am #743708anonymousseParticipant
Woooo hooo! I appreciate and respect this decision. Young women, or anyone who reads this site, do not need to hear bad advice, or more accurately, long pointless explanations for why women should allow men to be creepy, abusive, gaslighting, etc jerks to women.
Good riddance.March 21, 2018 at 6:38 am #743710KateGuest
Yes, that kind of “advice,” which is really just defense of your own creepy inclinations, will also be deleted without any discussion.March 21, 2018 at 7:12 am #743720JDGuest
Really I prefer a man provide my dowry in the form of cattle but I just don’t have the land these days.March 21, 2018 at 8:04 am #743726Dear WendyKeymaster
Bacc is no longer welcome to comment on this site, either in the forums or in the comment section. Women have to put up with creepy comments like his enough in other places on the internet and offline; he does not need an additional platform, that is supposed to be comfortable most of all for women, to spout his creepy, predatory, anti-women rhetoric. Good-bye, Bacc.March 21, 2018 at 8:11 am #743727KateGuest
Roger that!March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am #743737SkyblossomParticipant
Thanks!March 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm #743816keybladeMember
I just saw this! When I saw Kate’s link earlier, I figured it was to one of the many other instances Bacc had been advised to stop thread-jacking under the guise of offering advice.
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