November 5th, 2003

smiley jen

An abusive relationship

I always thought of an abusive relationship as a guy who beats up his girl. Now, I'm not so sure.

What do you consider an abusive relationship?


If a guy blows up at his girl continually, but then apologizes and says it'll never happen again, is it abusive?


What would you do if the guy starts getting help for his problem?


Should she stay with him?


If the therapy doesn't help, what should she do?


What if all of her friends want her to stay with him?


And how could she convince her friends that he is...possibly...abusive?


A lot of questions, sorry about that.
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    "Cold" - Static X

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When someone just totally interrupts you in the middle of a story, as if you weren't even talking, is it right to say something. At work just now I was telling a few coworkers about an incident I had while driving a few years ago (we were talking about cars blowing up) and one of them just cut me off and changed the subject completley in the middle of my sentence. I'm sure she didn't mean to be rude, but it really made me feel like I was not important and NOT in the conversation, even though I WAS.
The meek one I am, I just shut up and left the room. Should I have said something??? I hate being ignored, but it was twentyminutes ago and too late now!
What do I say in situations like that???

Postal Service Question

I sent out about 800 mailers for my company, and they were all sent back, saying things on it like "ICS alone", "WABCR alone", and in giant print "Mailer needs to correct labels or it will happen again." Only I am not sure what is wrong with them. The zip codes on them were labeled without dashes between the first part and the last part. Could that be it?

They also already ran it through their machines and there is printed stuff on the edges. Can I still send them through even with these marks or are they all ruined???
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USA tax help

I'm currently working as an independent contractor and I'm worried about declaring my own taxes... does anyone have any info on doing it quarterly instead of once a year? how does one set something like that up?


thanks!
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    worried worried
you're my pretty escape

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What's the best way to deal with the holidays, when your family isn't much of a family anymore?
My parent's are in the process of a divorce. My mom is really nasty to my dad. My sister is an outright unhappy menace, and my dad is depressed.

I used to look foward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this year I'm scared because I have the greatest feeling everyone is going to be completely miserable. We can't even eat dinner together on the weekdays, let alone for a holiday...

Is there anyway or anything I could do so that I'm not depressed for this holiday season?

Narcotics and illegal substances aren't really an option I'm willing to take up...