When we were still dating, I became aware of his porn habit and interest in prostitutes. He told me that he had used prostitutes in the past, but promised that this was history. We both went into therapy and two years later, we are better than ever.
I’ve never had an issue with nudity or porn that wasn’t abusive toward women. I couldn’t figure out how my wonderful, loving, tender husband was the same guy who thought it was OK to purchase a woman like a thing and demean women when talking with his friends. Then this week I learned that he has been engaging in “live” online pornography on a site that is filled with jokes about domestic violence, images of oppression and scenarios about murdering women. I got drunk (I rarely drink) and I pushed him multiple times, and kicked him.
Sharing a drink with Schumer and chatting about women's representation in media is a serious fantasy of mine (hey, we could even invite along her pal J. But I also find myself unable to recommend Schumer’s work unequivocally.
If you've ever watched an episode of there are plenty of opportunities to cringe—I might even say more than to laugh.
So meditation in the sense of Shamata, or Shambhala practice. Lucky you for having that as part of your upbringing. Then shortly after I began a daily meditation practice that I’ve more or less stuck to ever since. Now it’s all about surrounding myself with positivity and authenticity. It’s funny, my first two years of starting Meet Mindful, I was all over the place. Another thing I’ve really had to learn is unattachment to expectations, while still working toward big goals. Like, last night I came across a sheet of paper from a big brainstorming session I did last year.
Is this itemized bill her passive-aggressive way of telling you that she doesn’t actually want to host your daughter for such a long visit?
After you communicate your questions and concerns to your mother, you will have to make the tough decision about future visits.
Upon my daughter’s return, my mother sent me an invoice for 5.50 for additional expenses, including the cost of gas to and from the airport to transport her (45 minutes away), train tickets to go to the city to a museum, and the cost of the museum admission. This is hurtful, as this past winter my mother came to live with us for four months and we paid for everything, including a nice vacation to an island over Christmas.
(Neither of my siblings has a relationship with my mother because she is petty and doesn’t respect boundaries — like a 0 budget). I am hurt and angry by her decision to charge me for gas to pick up her granddaughter from the airport, as well as the other expenses.