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    Glad you shared this with us and not bottle it inside. I hope you feel a little better doing so.

    I share your pain in a different way. I moved in with my bf at the very opposite end of where my family and most friends are. We moved here mainly because the houses are cheaper and only 5min away from his fam. So suffice to say he got the better end of the deal. It's always a big trek to see my parents and friends because of the location. The weird thing is, Stig's never allowed in his fam's houses while mine, on the other hand, will always invite and welcome him. Because of this, declining out-of-the-blue invitations from his fam have now become a habit. Sometimes I know they don't understand why we don't come over as often, but Stig's part of my life now and promised to give him the best upbringing and life possible. And this includes not leaving him home alone often and for long time periods.

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    I forgot to add, doesn't it make you crazy when guys buy the most ridiculous things? An Ipad's not entirely ridiculous, I'd like one myself, but it's only crazy when you don't have the money to get one. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    Glad you shared this with us and not bottle it inside. I hope you feel a little better doing so.

    I share your pain in a different way. I moved in with my bf at the very opposite end of where my family and most friends are. We moved here mainly because the houses are cheaper and only 5min away from his fam. So suffice to say he got the better end of the deal. It's always a big trek to see my parents and friends because of the location. The weird thing is, Stig's never allowed in his fam's houses while mine, on the other hand, will always invite and welcome him. Because of this, declining out-of-the-blue invitations from his fam have now become a habit. Sometimes I know they don't understand why we don't come over as often, but Stig's part of my life now and promised to give him the best upbringing and life possible. And this includes not leaving him home alone often and for long time periods.
    And they should consider Stig your baby...like we ALL do!!

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    Oh I hope you are feeling a little better now. It is so hard being away from your family I am sure. I have found that friends are annoying flakes BUT thankfully I DO have my family which are my friends. I moved a half hour away from home which is not far BUT we get caught up in our "bubble" as I call it and everyone else has their kids and families too so we dont get together all the time like we used to. It is hard and can only imagine what you are going thru. I do agree with the starting the bully club, sounds like something that would keep you busy and how fun would that be?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    And they should consider Stig your baby...like we ALL do!!
    lol. Oh they know he's our pride and joy. As how my bf puts it, his fam thinks that Stig's going to bring germies in their homes if we bring him. Oh well, I see it as their loss.

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    Walking Butler is a great way to meet people with similar "dog" interests. Volunteering is also a great way to meet interesting people and it can be very rewarding. Schools, hospitals, animal shelters, social agencies, etc. are always looking for good volunteers and that experience could lead to a job you really like. You may also be interested in joining clubs like Rotary, Lions, Soroptimists (sp?)--they are always looking for young, energetic members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    I forgot to add, doesn't it make you crazy when guys buy the most ridiculous things? An Ipad's not entirely ridiculous, I'd like one myself, but it's only crazy when you don't have the money to get one. lol.
    we have the money, but it could definitely be put to better use! we have iPhones, and iPod, and he has a Mac computer! iPad is a mega ipod. it is so stupid! lol I told him he should quit his job as an officer and go work for apple, or become steve job's private house nurse. And i can't believe your bf's fam won't invite stig over?!?!? rude. i would love for him to bring his cute little germies all over my house.

    @desertskybulldogs, karen did have a meetup group, but the turnout was never consistent or very good except for "bullyween". meetup charged too much to house the website and there just weren't very many meetups organized. everyone lived in the east valley too, and it is a one hour drive to chandler from my house. there is a user on here that lives in north scottsdale, so i'll have to hunt her down and have a play date. i'm not sure where @sheshistory lives, but i know it is somewhere in the valley.

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    Do you like sports?

    I had a hard time meeting people but then I started playing different sports and met a lot of my friends here. Even if you're not athletic, there are kickball and dodgeball groups that are friendly. For me, many of my friends come from playing ice hockey. I like the sport but I like the socializing that comes with it just as much...plus sports helps you work out all those frustrations!

    I'd be up for a meet up but it's super hard in the summer in Phoenix. And yes, I live literally straight across the valley from you - in the Gilbert/Mesa border area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Oh I hope you are feeling a little better now. It is so hard being away from your family I am sure. I have found that friends are annoying flakes BUT thankfully I DO have my family which are my friends. I moved a half hour away from home which is not far BUT we get caught up in our "bubble" as I call it and everyone else has their kids and families too so we dont get together all the time like we used to. It is hard and can only imagine what you are going thru. I do agree with the starting the bully club, sounds like something that would keep you busy and how fun would that be?!?!
    Well I actually have family members who are FLAKES!!! so they are hard to get rid of!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Well I actually have family members who are FLAKES!!! so they are hard to get rid of!!
    Oh yes I know that feeling and I have many BUT the greatest thing about family is you HAVE to get over it cuz you are family so no holding grudges etc. My best friends are my cousins and at times everyone of them is a flake which is VERY frustrating cuz I am the type of person if I say I am doing something I am. (unless something comes up that stops us, like being sick etc.)

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    I am, sort of, in the same boat. We just moved from Tampa which was my home to Kentucky where I only know the people at work and we don't really do anything together. I was thinking that joining the YMCA might be good. They have a lot of social functions and the few times I have been there, people really will come up and talk to you. I am interested in a bully group and there is one here but it is more formal and I think there are a lot of show people and we aren't so I am not sure how we would be received.

    Anyway, I have my kids, hubby and pups so I alright!

    @KMARINO, we will have that play date! I am thinking sometime in June for my visit . My mom left FL and is now in MO but I will be staying in Tampa and it is only about 40 mins away.

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    @sheshistory, i actually was the captain of my kickball team "looking to score" and we played on monday nights but now we have my stepchildren on every other monday. so there goes kickball. grrrr. man i miss it though, so much fun!

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