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#1 Donna&J

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

I'm worried about my DS.
  
He's been working so hard on his apprenticeship and was planning on going into business with my DH (stepfather).   But in the last few months he's fallen in with a really strange group.

They say they don't care about money, and pool all their resources.  But I think they are taking advantage of him, because he has a trade and is coming into a business.  Most of them don't work at all, just hang around the river catching a few fish and having these big philosophy sessions.  There's a couple of girls in the group, one is pretty much a prostitute from what I understand.
  
He's just such a trusting person, I don't know how to handle it.  Do I try to separate him from the group?

Edited by Donna&J, 11 February 2013 - 06:48 PM.


#2 Cherish

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I have nothing of much value to add but:
Tread carefully. Do not tell him he is wrong or they or wrong or you we not 'win' that argument.

#3 Ange remplie

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

It's hard to know based on just what you've said.

Here is a list of characteristics of cults - it might be helpful for you to look over and see if it rings bells.

#4 protart roflcoptor

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Only if the prostitute starts singing "I don't know how to love him", "everything's alright now" or 'Can we start again please?".







#5 MissingInAction

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

All I know is to tread very carefully...  because what you do say against this group may push him further into it...

#6 CallMeFeral

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (protart roflcoptor @ 11/02/2013, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only if the prostitute starts singing "I don't know how to love him", "everything's alright now" or 'Can we start again please?".


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Well spotted! I totally missed it. I wonder if this is the same poster who was pregnant at Christmas?
Kind of a one track mind but I AM a fan...

#7 Jellyblush

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

Bwahahahaha  biggrin.gif

#8 Guest_JaneDoe2010_*

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (protart roflcoptor @ 11/02/2013, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only if the prostitute starts singing "I don't know how to love him", "everything's alright now" or 'Can we start again please?".


Oh well played!! ROFL!!!!

Damn that had me going!  laugh.gif

#9 Nastyflea

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

And now that song will be in my head ALL NIGHT!
Thanks, thanks very much!

*wanders off singing in her head*
"he's just a man, and I've loved so many men before..."


#10 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Look, I reckon it sounds ok... It's not like anyone will remember anything about it in another two thousand years or so anyway.

#11 protart roflcoptor

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 11/02/2013, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And now that song will be in my head ALL NIGHT!
Thanks, thanks very much!

*wanders off singing in her head*
"he's just a man, and I've loved so many men before..."



'Try not to get worried, try not to turn onto
problems that upset you, oh, don't you know...
everything's alright now, everything's fine.


*giggle*

#12 Nastyflea

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Lol pooks!
You're right, it's probably a flash in the pan and will all blow over soon.

#13 Nastyflea

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

What does his bio dad think? is he worried at all? can you contact him?

#14 Ange remplie

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

I can't believe I didn't see it...

#15 Procrastinator5000

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

You, of all people, Ange!

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 11/02/2013, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What does his bio dad think? is he worried at all? can you contact him?


Something tells me he'd be cool with it.

#16 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 11/02/2013, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What does his bio dad think? is he worried at all? can you contact him?


He just knocked OP up and shot off without anything more than sending a message to let her know about some possible traits her son may inherit.

He's got a God complex, that guy.

#17 Froger

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

I'm really sorry OP. I've also heard reports about the dreadful people he's been hanging out with -   drinkers, thieves and even people ripping off the government. This must be a dreadful time for you. No doubt his dad will absolutely kill him when he gets home! sad.gif

#18 KnightsofNi

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

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#19 Froger

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 11/02/2013, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is a list of characteristics of cults - it might be helpful for you to look over and see if it rings bells.

LOL. That's quite a list. I think the OP can pretty much tick every box. wink.gif

#20 FableBee

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

Just tell him to be careful, I hear there's one guy in the group who's known to be a bit shifty. His name was Jude? Judas? I forget. Either way, tread carefully, he could be bad news.

#21 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

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#22 Nastyflea

Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

Good point, is one of his friends flashing around a lot of cash? Pockets loaded with coins perhaps?

#23 Bobbypoppa

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (SarahM72 @ 12/02/2013, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LOL. That's quite a list. I think the OP can pretty much tick every box. wink.gif


Yeah but give it a couple of thousand years...........

OP, please dont take this the wrong way but I think you may be blaming his new found friends as a form of projection sorry!

I have a feeling your son started this cult and is suffering delusions of grandeur, I would be getting his bio dad involved to sort this one out.

Just keep an eye out for weird behaviour from you son such as walking on water and speaking in tounges tongue.gif .

Edited by Bobbypoppa, 12 February 2013 - 08:08 AM.


#24 Guest_JaneDoe2010_*

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

I reckon the OP is just spinning crap. I'm not going to believe that.

#25 MotherClucker

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 11/02/2013, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't believe I didn't see it...


roll2.gif  !!




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