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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2004, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Reality Check!

So one of my sisters(Noelle) is married to a nitwit slob. She married him when she was 18, they lived with my parents for four years, never in that time managing to save up enough money to put a downpayment on a house. While they were there they had 2 kids. Finally my parents helped them buy a tiny house and right after moving out they had their third child.

Noelle's husband (Mark) had been momma's boy, he was spoiled rotten by his mother and didn't know anything about well...anything. He regularly quit his jobs which caused my sister to at one point end up working 3 jobs just to keep afloat. Few years go by they buy a brand new house they could barely afford. Then Mark decided a brand new house deserves brand new everything, so in comes new computers, new stereo system with speakers in the walls, new leather couch, New plasma HD TV, and so on. Every Christmas they spent a minimum of $5,000 (cause according to them the kids would fight if they didn't each get one each of the new video systems) Yup you heard correctly, each of their three children has their own TV, Playstation, Xbox, and whattheheckever else is the latest and greatest in gaming!

Well Mark finally decided he doesn't want to work anymore (he was working part time as a security guard before) and has filed for dissability because he says "His ankles hurt"

So my sister again has 3 jobs, but thats not cutting it, they are $78k in credit card debt!!! So Marks brilliant idea? Send their oldest who just turned 16 to work and take his money (but he PROMISES to pay it back....yeah right)

Reality check needed on aisle 7!!

Can I get a ***?!!!!
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***! That's horrible for your poor sister. And Mark sounds like father of the year.


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I'll second that ***? and raise ya a ***?

..thats pretty pathetic, indeed.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2004, 06:50 AM
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That is bad. Poor sis

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Who the.... What the ???? Geez wish I had playstation and xbox and no job to stay on and play them all day ....hmmm better be careful with the no job fantasy my company isnt doing so hot....


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That's awful! I can't believe he would free-ride on his own children that way. Somebody needs to learn about responsibility... ugh!
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What does your sister see in him? He's worthless. Why is she still with him?!?!?!?
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The poor children

Children sharing toys etc is all apart of the socialising children do at that age. If they each have thier own thing they want they will never learn

and fancy taking his childrend money....
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What does your sister see in him? He's worthless. Why is she still with him?!?!?!?
Well...Noelle has always been a head in the clouds type person. She constantly dreamed of the day her handsome knight in shining armor would sweep her off her feet and they would live happily ever after. She's into pink frilly things, lace, and unicorns. And shes VERY meek and mild. The reason for this is she is my parents first girl, my father insisted she be raised 'properly' meaning she 'knows her place' and 'fulfills her duty as a woman to get married and have children and let her husband make all the decisions' So when Mark came along when she was 18 she immediatly threw her college plans out the window and instead fell for what she wanted to believe was her dream man.

Everyone in the family knew Mark was a lazy jerk. When Noelle was pregnant SHE had to mow the lawn while HE took naps. But she still had on the rose colored glasses, until she had to get a job. Thats when she met other married women, who were happily married and had freedom (Noelle didn't get her drivers license until she was 25, before that Mark didn't allow it, until the kids needed to be taken to school and he didn't want to get up that early) Things started to decline when she got a job and she realised what she was saddled with. At one point she almost left him, but my parents guilt tripped her because of her children and she stayed. Now she has resigned herself to her life basicly.
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Just think of it this way if Noelle came out and started badmouthing her husband she probably couldn't stop. My first husband was like that. It was horrible!!! He cheated on me and then that was it. I was outtaa there! GONZO! Don't worry. Her eyes are open. She just may be biding her time.

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