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Post by George » 12 Oct 2011 09:06

This thread is for those of you who are feeling wobbly and struggling but do not feel that your situation is dire enough to post on the SOS thread. However, you do feel that you need support and encouragement and are looking for a place to express your frustration, worries, etc, then this is the place to come.
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Post by notorious » 12 Oct 2011 09:18

I thought this was going to be about Rolf Harris' musical instrument of choice!

Seriously though, great idea. Personally speaking, there's been occasions (and I dare say there will be again) where I've felt exactly that, but not wanted to 'clog up' the SOS thread or distract from those who are in real trouble at any given time....

Of course, there are other threads that folks can post on, but sometimes the 'wobbling' stuff can get unintentionally lost or missed.

Good call, George.

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Post by Oldenough2knowbetter » 12 Oct 2011 10:39

George, thank you for setting this up. I'd seen several members, for whatever reason, feeling that they couldn't/wouldn't post on SOS; similarly that they didn't want to monopolise a thread when they were struggling.

I hope this will be a place where people come when they are feeling the call of the EAF and can just talk it through until they feel better without worrying they're on the wrong thread or going off topic.

At my daughter's school they call it a buddy bench :D but kazzl came up with this name and I think it's fab.

Thank you again

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Post by George » 12 Oct 2011 10:55

OE

It came down the pipes to us and in that you were unfortunately forgotten about, when in fact it was your idea, named by Kazzl, which therefore deserved mention in the opening. It is a good idea and after checking back, it was my error to miss you both.

We all know that it will be a very useful, well-loved thread so please accept firstly, my apologies and secondly, everyone's thanks for such a good idea (::) (::) (::)
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Post by Oldenough2knowbetter » 12 Oct 2011 11:02

George wrote:OE

It came down the pipes to us and in that you were unfortunately forgotten about, when in fact it was your idea, named by Kazzl, which therefore deserved mention in the opening. It is a good idea and after checking back, it was my error to miss you both.

We all know that it will be a very useful, well-loved thread so please accept firstly, my apologies and secondly, everyone's thanks for such a good idea (::) (::) (::)
Aw bless I don't need an apology or thanks... but thank you! (This could go on for some time haha, as brighteye44 would say "No, YOU hang up..."!)

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Post by Boris Bike » 12 Oct 2011 11:02

Fab idea and great name :D

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Post by George » 12 Oct 2011 11:09

Who taught Rolf then :?: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by notorious » 12 Oct 2011 11:12

Kazzl

Please don't destroy my own mental stereotypes!

In my mind, all Austrailians listen to Rolf Harris (and Pseudo Echo) all the time, as well as wrestle crocodiles, wear cork hats, have continuous barbies and bemoan us Poms winning the Ashes (again!)! ;)

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Post by Oldenough2knowbetter » 12 Oct 2011 11:24

What happens if we don't want him, can we swap him for Hugh Jackman (or similar)??

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Post by notorious » 12 Oct 2011 11:38

Kazzl wrote:Sean - all of the above except listen to Rolf Harris are true - oh and you can add 'crow about the Poms getting knocked out of the World Cup'.
;)?
Excellent! Except egg chasing's a stupid sport anyway. That's what I'm telling myself for now, anyway.

And I'll see your Rolf Harris in the UK and raise you a Leo Sayer emigrating to Oz!

On balance, I think we got the better deal, there! ;)?

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Post by notorious » 12 Oct 2011 13:09

brighteye44 wrote:Notorious mmmm :shock: We don't know the outcome yet do we, France or Wlaes might win the WC :lol: :lol:
Well, we know England won't, that's for sure!

On Sunday, I'm going to be a Kiwi for the day...

(Sorry Kazzl!)

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Post by Jschroeder214 » 12 Oct 2011 14:17

Good idea George! I think I shall be feeling a bit wobbly tonight :o
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Post by Jschroeder214 » 12 Oct 2011 14:29

In fact I'll probably be wobbling and hopping all over the place tonite.... Jeez I'm a mess!
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Post by Tony » 12 Oct 2011 15:13

Excellent idea & I'm sure it will be really helpful for a lot of peeps.

Please don't hesitate to post on here folks, it's much easier to beat away cravings with the help of others.

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Post by KraftyKat » 12 Oct 2011 16:00

Once I realised that the wobble board wasn't one of those instruments of torture designed (according to the blurb) to "retrain proprioception" - sense of balance to you and me - I relaxed!!!!!

Excellent idea! I tend to wobble on occasions (no references to Weight Watchers please) but don't feel it's serious enough for the SOS board.
Well done to those who thought it up (::) KK
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Post by Boris Bike » 12 Oct 2011 16:29

Proprioception is a bit more than balance. There's a tale about a guy in the excellent and very interesting book about various results of brain damage or disorders, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat", who lost his proprioception: he has to look at his legs when he walks as otherwise he has no idea where they are and falls over. Doesn't know which foot is in front of the other, whether his leg is bent or straight... same for his arms. Unless he's looking at his arm he has no idea where it is (well, other than that it's in the immediate vicinity, barring a catastrophic accident). Don't ask me how he scratches his back.

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Post by joanneholdbrook » 12 Oct 2011 18:24

lol kk no one mentioned weight watchers yet ha ha brilliant idea this thread we can all air our wobbles especially kk ha ha ha ha ha xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Post by thewho » 12 Oct 2011 22:27

right, vent following. generally ignore the following.

my oh just doesnt get it anymore about my work situation. she thinks cos she did it ages ago she knows, but now lots of us have been made redundant, the landscape has changed. And I'm doing more study to at least try and stay in the industry, or give myself route out if not.... somehow, this is deemed as my leisure time and me being stressed for no reason. of course why else would I be studying for a masters 3/4 hours a night? and getting crabby when there's constant interruptions about shitty little things that could be mentioned either before I start the study or afterwards? so why is it now that I've reacted to all this its now my fault the marriage is 'crap'? so, even though I'm working closer to home and can fit in more 'family' stuff is it that somehow I'm worse than before? I can't be all things to all people all the time, and either I try and make the most of this job and qualification for the future or I don't. I don't get it. I despair. In fact, whats the point? there's been no clear support, and very little communication/love coming this way for a very long time. what am I saying? Well, for right or wrong, I think this relationship is over, much as I don't want it to be, the communication has broken down in so many ways. Ok, I'm not perfect, and have an equal part in all of this. It saddens me greatly. But on reflection, I think its been on the slide since the twins came along.... I know, I know all the evidence says that's when relationships break up, with the additional stress etc if they are going to.

Anyway, exam Friday morning. I can't see a future here. We've both reacted a bit to each other this evenining, and I think we've both had enough of each other. And probably for awhile now too.

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Post by thewho » 13 Oct 2011 14:21

hiya BE and Winker

thanks for the responses, you're both spot on about stuff, I think we're both tired and stretched at the moment, and probably not realising that we're winding the other one up at times. I think last night it all started with a few niggles and escalated quickly from there. I think it will all blow over eventually, but we'll have to see.... Thanks both and winker you're so right about leaving a legacy, BE yep, I dont' want to give up!


will have to see how things pan out tonight!

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Post by lils » 13 Oct 2011 21:40

Hi Thewho

Good luck with the exam. As for relationships, communication, or lack of, is so typical with young ones. I totally agree with Winker's suggestion of counselling, maybe you don't have time now, maybe you can sort it out between you, but if at any point now or in the future you feel like it's coming to an end - get some marriage counselling before making any decisions. My experience of it was an opportunity to talk in a controlled way with a mediator, no bickering, no storming off in a bad mood. Even if the outcome is that it's best for you to split (which to me it sounds like you're not at that point, just stressed to hell) at least you know you've done all you can.

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