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I had an annulment a year ago. I have 3 kids in my care. One is 6 years old, second is 5, and the last is still 2. To be honest, it’s tiring at times but I’m working hard for them. I don’t want them to live with nothing in their tummies and pockets. I guess with my work, I can sustain their needs and wants. I want what’s best for my kids.
Just recently, my two kids are looking for a father figure. I was astounded yet felt irresponsible by not giving them the chance to live without a father caring and loving them. But am I not enough? I’m doing my best for them and it should be enough. But still, that thought won’t come out from my head.
So I tried dating. I called some of my friends on whom to date. They gave me some site names but I think I’d be so desperate if I do so. So I ended up going to online dating. There I saw an ad for international dating social event. So I posted some of my pictures, trying it not be showy and agreed to attend the event.
Do you think I’ve made the right decision? Is this move a smart one? Please tell me so. I appreciate your responses!
@ReenieG @oceangirl and all of you, thank you for sharing. Caring for someone with chronic pain, especially a loved one, is not easy. It is encouraging to hear that the two of you are learning to recognize a bad day and how to work through it. Communication is important in any relationship!
And maybe it would help to read some of the articles on our website that other posters have mentioned. Yes, keep going!
It is really stressful when your dear one is suffering from a serious illness like cancer. My mother had breast cancer and we were able to diagnose it at the earliest. But the period in which the treatment was done was the tragic days in our life. After chemo started, she became so tired, had hair fall and she was so stressed out. Whenever I look at her face, I lose control and I start crying. I was so worried for her. I had a tough time in my office as well. I wasn’t able to do my job properly. I was always concerned about my mother who was alone at home those days. I couldn’t quit the job since we needed money for the treatment. Then my friends consoled me and told me to gain strength and help my mother. Because of my busy schedules, I had to hire a caregiver from a home health care in Toronto. She took great care of my mother. It was a great relief for us. She helped in her daily activities. She was a great company for my mother and was able to provide a mental as well as physical support. She was able to fight and survive cancer because of the care and love she received.
Some people are confused whether to handle a personal injury claim by themselves own or to hire an attorney!
Personal injury claims cover a wide variety of situations and different types of accidents. You may have been injured in a car accident, by slipping and falling on someone’s property or bitten by a neighbor’s dog. All these things are considered personal injury and the level of your injury can make big a difference in processing your claim.
In some situations, you may be capable of handling a claim through insurance or Small Claims Court against the other party on your own. Other times, you may want to seek the advice and assistance of a qualified legal professional. It all depends on the severity of your injuries and the legal elements of the accident.
Handle a complicated claim on your own without the help of a professional is like treating a medical condition without the aid of a doctor. The treatment you give yourself might help you sometimes. But, it might also worsen the situation. Similarly, if you go for a claim yourself, it may or may not help you.
So, it is important to analyze the situation well and make a decision which would really help you. There are many accident or disability claim lawyers to help you if necessary
The "Pain Education" section of Live Plan Be has some great resources on lots of topics that could be useful for people in pain and their friends and family.
This one is on chronic pain and sex.
My husband is a chain smoker. Recently he has developed with cataracts. I have read that researchers have found that smokers have double the risk of developing cataracts compared with non-smokers. I used to warn him while smoking. But he used to hide secret packets in his pockets and sometimes I used to throw them outside or sometimes used to pour water on it. I tried my maximum to control his smoking. But there is of no use. When on a visit to a nearby clinic the optometrist over there suggested cataract surgery treatment ( https://www.southtexaseyeinstitute.com/cataracts/ ). He is tensed thinking about the surgery. Please pray for him and share your ideas on cataract surgery.
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