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25 Libelle in
this is totally unrelated to anything jw, but it's the only group i'm in online with such a mix of men and women, so i'm asking.
what's your experience with hand shaking?.
me, when i meet someone for the first time, i offer to shake their hand.
12 Libelle in
just popped in to say: i left my husband.
we're still workign out the details (as i only did it this past weekend).
i couldn't take it anymore.
2 Libelle in
i haven't been online here much as i got laid off a few weeks ago.
to cushion the blow, it was due to "economic reasons" and they'd love to have me back if they (ever?
) get busy again.
31 Libelle in
it's becoming clearer and clearer that i need to muster some sort of strategy for countering the mr's indoctrination of the kids.
now some of these kids are stepkids, so that makes it a bit hairier.
but for our youngest, i will need to think about how to teach her other things too.
12 Libelle in
'k guys... if you're the romantic sort, let's talk about romance.
in my relationship, the mr is the tweety-hearts one, i'm the down to business one (if you follow my meaning - on the spectrum, he's on the romance end, i'm on the lust end).
what kinds of things, do you find romantic?
7 Libelle in
hey all, i haven't been posting a whole lot, but i've been reading.
i wanted to send a thank you to the majority of posters on here.
before i started digging deeper into this - i hated jws, hated any and every one i came into contact with and that did indeed spill over onto my husband.. the more i read about jw people (not the org) on this site, the more i've seen the mentality that the people in the org are cared about.
18 Libelle in
i know this isn't specifically a jw thing, but it does seem cultish to me, so i thought i'd ask you.
a family member is considering going, and it's just ringing all sorts of bells to me.
32 Libelle in
i turn 35 today - since the mr. won't be celebrating with me - i thought i'd announce it here!.
68 Libelle in
ok, the mr. constantly rolls his eyes and tells me i just don't understand anytime any of his literature shows up with something along the lines of "women are the weaker vessel.
" apparently (at least in his own little mind), it does not mean women are these delicate, breakable, weaker things, but something else... something more subtle.
anytime he's ever explained it to me (which has been a few years, i reckon), it's come out sounding like reason for women being second class citizens... is he just putting his own spin on it?
12 Libelle in
i thought about this in the early days of the mr's conversion, thought i'd run this by you folks and see what you think.
i think, sometimes, that the wts took it's ideas right out of "how to be an abuser 101" text book.. 1. isolation - both of them do their darnest to isolate the new convert/victim from her/his previous life, family friends, interests.
tell them they're a bad influence, tell them "they hate me" or hell, tell them they're just tools of satan to get them out of the victim's life.. 2. create a dependence upon the abuser/wts - there's no one else who will love you/have the right doctrine like i/we do.