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Getting over someone

So I have a stupid question, and no one else to ask.. How do I get over someone I HAVE to stay inn contact with and be on good terms with? I realised about two years ago that I still have feelings for my daughters dad.. He doesn't have feelings for meg, which is okay. It just sucks that I still can't get over him.. It's been 9 years since we were a couple, and I still love him.. How the f**k do I get over him? We're good friends, who sometimes have sex (I know that needs to stop), and our kid loves that we get along so well and can do stygg together like having movienights, going out to dinner together etc.. I'm stuck.. I wanna move on, but I don't want to stop hanging out together because our kid enjoys ut som much.. so.. What do I do? #breakup #Coparenting #Parent #Parenting #singleparent #heartbreak

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A little bit about me

Hi, my name is Michelle.
I'm a widowed mom to 4 children sense 2006. My kids were 2, 4, 6, & 16 years old when their dad died. They are now 18, 20, 22, and 32 years old now. My two youngest still live at home. They both have autism and they need extra help the second to the youngest also deals with type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed shortly before 2 years of age. My eldest adult child has struggled with depression and addiction. My second to the oldest was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 6 months. My child is currently transgendering from male to female and lives far away from me.
All 4 of my kids deal with ADHD.
My pets help me personally to deal with the pain of fibromyalgia in that I have to get up my pets need attending to. A cat helps my youngest to de stress. My second to the youngest has found that his pet rats help him to be calmer and deal with anxiaty. I love and adore my children. They all are amazing people who are kind and they struggle but we survived every day of our lives so far.
I've been through a lot in my life.
I'm doing great today. I'm at my youngest son's school waiting for him to finish. He wants me to stay near by so he can except school if he needs to. So while I wait I take one of the dogs for a walk. I don't want to go for a walk but I got dogs that need it to make my self do it.
Some days are easier then others with walking two big dogs.
#Parent #Widow #fibromyalga #parentingDiffrentChildren

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Started back at the gym this week...

<p>Started back at the gym this week...</p>
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This is my awesome son, Sam. He has fought many battles,being born three months premature and only weighing 1 pound 13 ounces. Being diagnosed with adhd, fine motor, gross motor and speech delays, sensory integration disorder at a young age. And a couple years ago diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. He’s the most awesome and toughest boy I know. He always has a cute smile on his face and is the kindness little boy I’ve ever met. My miracle and hero……. My son. This is a link to a beautiful story our local newspaper did. I hope it brings hope and inspiration to others ❤️

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Parenting with Depression

<p>Parenting with <a href="" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="Depression" title="Depression" target="_blank">Depression</a></p>
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Alternative medicine vs. western medicine #MentalHealth #Safety #Medication #Caregiver #Parent #Selfcare

In my community (broadly speaking) there is profound mistrust of the medical establishment. I understand how it developed to be honest. Doctors and nurses and other health care professionals aren’t always sweet, polite and understanding with people whose language and culture aren’t “mainstream American “ (whatever that is) but this has created a huge subculture of anti vaxxers, potato on a burn and fermented food and so on. While I think using traditional and natural remedies are great it’s only great as an ADJUNCT to regular typical medicine. And it must be regulated. Any housewife with an axe to grind should not be able to hand out potent nature based cures with no training and accountability. And just cause it’s natural it doesn’t mean it’s safe . Hemlock is a natural poison.
There was a recent hellish story of someone who was under the care of a natural healer for a psychiatric condition who ended up profoundly psychotic with tragic results. In that case only the natural healer has been charged! The individual has been hospitalized!
My point is: as uncomfortable as the need for psychotropic meds is they are quite often a huge blessing!! And safe
Re the question you have: there is a monumental push from clergy, community leaders and medical establishment to encourage Covid vaccines
Thanks for listening I apologize in advance if someone was offended #Alternativemedicine #Care #Family #Medication #Caregiver

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I feel like I live in an alternate dimension reading about all these “surprise autism diagnoses “ as adults all these temple grandins who are business people in relationships acting etc.. let me tell you about my experience. My son is six. He uses a hone version of a soma bed because he has zero safety awareness. He sleeps naked cause he can’t deal with Pjs god only knows we try . He owes in his bed almost every night (usually in his balled up pjs after he takes them off) he speaks minimally . He frustrates painfully- he has so much inside him that he can’t get out. He can’t tolerate a toothbrush. He needs outrageous amounts of visual stimuli think two iPads at all times with competing YouTube clips. His behavior is challenging on a good day - forget a mask I can’t often get him to wear a seatbelt. So either I’m the worst mother ever, my kid is the sickest out there, no one is honest or autism is over diagnosed I’m so frustrated by tbe dilution of services for the I/dd population by kids in mainstream environments.
Apologies if I hurt someone feelings
#rant #nojudgement #trigger #ASD #specialed #I /dd

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I need help. I am taking care of my depressed 16 year old 24/7. His first appointment is Feb 17 with a therapist. My husband is 100% in denial.

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