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Cringe...Couples who argue and the kid who peed on the cat!

Posted by Mama Honey B , 16 January 2012 · 297 views

We have all met them or we know them too well. The Cringe couple who will ALWAYS have pot shots at each other after a few coldies regardless of who is present. I move in a group of people who have one such couple...and no matter where we are it always is cringe worthy. Of course we have asked them to refrain and I told them to get therapy or they will send us all a bit crazy.

We love them but we hate the bickering and sadly the kids (aged 5 & 7) MUST get the worse of it as last outing the 5yr old had her hands over her ears and began screaming to drown out the spite being flung around..really sad. In the midst of this 7yr old son climbs out of the pool and pees on the hosts cat...a clever move in deflection which had us all in hysterics...however the host cat is his child...so THAT didn't go down well

Why do they fight simple...he is a workaholic and she is lonely...my take anyway, it makes you realise that balance is Zen...and it isn't easy but it's do-able. Parenting is tough and as leaders of our little people we have to be mindful of our outbursts to each other, and they happen often..you know it!

So in the aftermath of our 'quiet' Sunday session I'm hoping the Cringe couple find Cupid again and Rex the cat didn't mind the golden shower too much...it was a great diversion to a very heated moment.

Have a great week!





Hi, I'm new to this forum but my boyfriend and I have the same issue, although it doesn't happen in front of our son. For me, my main issue is that he doesn't spend as much time with his son as much as I believe he should.

He is a workaholic and I'm a stay at home mum, however I am also doing full time studies. The thing that angers me is that both of us chose this pathway, yet i feel as if I'm doing all the 'work'. All he does it comes home and sleep, or goes straight to his mum house and sleep; doesn't even bother coming home or calling to let me know. Not only that, on his days off work, he would prefer to go fishing or hang out with his friends. On Christmas and New Year, he felt it was more important to "pay respect to family friends and distance relatives" than to spend the day with his own family. I've tried again and again to talk to him about this issue and how I feel but it always escalates into arguments.

At the moment, I really don't know what to do. I believe my only options are to stay or let go.
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Mama Honey B
Jan 27 2012 07:14 AM
Smilies...firstly for you to express your angst with me it must be very important to you all I can share is that this very great couple are in the early stages of couples therapy and are trying to spend more "couple time together" to reconnect.

Family life/work balance is so hard to find in busy work and child rearing lives....it is frustrating but keep in mind the children...and what will work for them. With my girlfriend and myself at times as my Man works in another state, we keep what we really want inside and result in arguing over the little stuff...it is a work in progress!

I hope you find a place that works for you and your family....and take comfort in the fact you are not alone...also thanks sooo much for reading my blog!

Have a great weekend
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