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Here’s some news from Washington Post columnist (Reliable Source online column) —

Sarah Palin’s Southern California Getaway

Sarah Palin (AP Photo/Al Grillo)Where in the world is Sarah Palin? The former Alaska governor has made no public appearances since she stepped down July 26; this week her father told a reporter she had been out of the state for more than a month working on her memoir — where, exactly, he said he didn’t know.

How about sunny southern California? Residents of a San Diego apartment complex saw her several times over the better part of August — sitting poolside and tapping away on a laptop, her husband and at least a few of her kids nearby. Why there? Her reps wouldn’t get back to us for comment but public records indicate her ghostwriter — Lynn Vincent, a writer for the Christian magazine World, hired by HarperCollins for the book deal — lives in the neighborhood. (Vincent also declined comment.)

A resident tells us that Palin, generally in T-shirts, sunglasses and visors, went mostly unrecognized by the neighbors — until one family found themselves chatting in the pool with a little girl named Piper who told them her younger brother was named Trig.

But don’t go looking for them anymore: The neighbor tells us he saw them pack up last weekend; he hasn’t seen their car since.

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Dated a guy for 4 months. Things were going really well. We talked daily, went out every weekend. We treated each other with kindness, courtesy, and respect. No sex yet but lots of affection. 3 weeks ago he stopped talking to me after some tension about the status of the relationship as we were approaching a 3-day romantic getaway. He seemed unsure about things, so I asked for a rain check but still wanted to date. I tried to contact him a few times after that. No response. Assuming things were over, I asked to get my things back. He finally called me this weekend. Left a vmail saying he owes me a conversation, he’ll return my things, and will call me back. I have no idea what he’s going to say. I’m assuming it will be a break up conversation. but on the off chance he’d want me back, it’s over for me anyway. Disappearing for 3 weeks without being honest with me about his feelings is a HUGE deal breaker for me. So what should I do at this point, if anything?

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Hello everyone,

My husband and I got married a year and a half ago. We are both mature adults (30). Shortly after we got married, he headed of to a 6 month deployment. Not a big deal as I have been involved with the Army life for 13 years and know quite well the way of the Army, separations etc.

When he returned, I wanted some quick getaway for us as we were expecting a baby and wanted to spend some time alone, but he insisted to go see his family a few states away. I said fine, even though we have already scheduled to go see them two weeks later. I figured, he just back from war, I could not say no even though that was the last time we could spend time alone before the baby arrived. So we went to see his folks, which are wonderful people, came back home (6 hours away) and then came back to see them 2 weeks later. Shortly after, the baby came and then they came to see us for a week, and then they came the month after and the month after that and the month after that. Every 4 day weekend we have drove over to see his parents, to see the grandchild, holidays we went over there.

Now my husband is going to be deployed AGAIN, this time for one year, we expected it, so it is not a surprise. Now he has block leave and took 15 days off. Now my in-laws, along with my SIL, husband and baby (who never stops crying) are coming to see us. I said, not a bid deal, 3-4 days is great, but now they are coming for an entire week…right before he deploys. I am MAD and disappointed that I get no privacy whatsoever with my husband. He is to deploy and never get to spend time together and when we have the opportunity, my in-laws tag along or wants us to come over. I totally understand their desire to see my husband etc. but don’t you think that a bit of consideration is due? I’ve been more than gracious with traveling over there every time there is a 4 day weekend, in which, we do not get Relax as we stay at his parent’s house and they give us a detail schedule of activities, running around the city with them, visiting relatives, having friends over…. in short. no time for us.

I told my husband last night that it was inconsiderate for him to tell them to come over not from 3-4 days, but now for 6-7 without consulting me. We are at odds with this. We are taking a cruise before he leaves, so his argument is that we will spend alone, but I really do not feel to entretaining/cook and hear my nephews 24/7 crying and do whatever my in-laws want to do is my idea of a vacation. My husband is tired and needs to rest and I do not want to spend the remaining days that we have together before he leaves, cooking and entertaining. Is he being fair, or I’m being unfair?

Your thoughts?
Thank you everyone. Yes, I can appreciate my husband being a man of family values, but this is just too much for my taste. We are going on a cruise alone with the baby, they are coming the week before that. I do not get to see my husband as it is with all of the pre-deployment activities and , even though my in-laws are truly wonderful, fun, generous people, I feel that they are indeed invading my privacy and taking away the few days that we have left. We had agreed on 3-4 days and they called my husband begging for more and he said yes. I told him that he cannot please everyone and that he should put our needs ahead of everyone else’s under the circumstances. Thank you everyone for letting me see that I am not over bearing or over-zealous.

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Been dating a wonderful man for 4 mos. We talk daily and go out every weekend. We really seemed to like each other. Not yet sexually active. He left for 3-wk business trip last weekend. Huge project. Very stressful. We’re supposed to meet for 3-day getaway at end of his trip. Spent night b4 together. He was TOTALLY aroused but didn’t make any moves on me. We hardly even made out like usual. He just snuggled me & we fell asleep in each other’s arms. The next morning when I dropped him at the airport, it was a perfunctory peck and stiff hug good bye. Left him a sweet vmail saying hope he arrived ok, a little concerned, you seemed disengaged, let’s talk before our trip, please call. He responded by text saying that he got the vmail & will call. That was 7 days ago. Haven’t heard from him at all. Has he lost itnerest or has he just gone into a cave to deal with things? How can I tell the difference???

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Been dating a truly wonderful man for 4 mos. We talk daily, go out every weekend. Great friendship & chemistry developing. Communication could use some improvement. But no deal breakers present. He left for 3-wk business trip last weekend. Huge project. Very stressful. We’re supposed to meet for 3-day getaway at end of his trip. Spent night b4 together. He was TOTALLY aroused but didn’t make any moves on me. We hardly even made out like usual. He just snuggled me & we fell asleep in each other’s arms. The next morning when I dropped him at the airport, it was a perfunctory peck & stiff hug good bye. Left him a sweet vmail saying hope he arrived ok, a little concerned, you seemed disengaged, can we talk before our trip, please call. He responded by text saying that he got the vmail & will call. That was 7 days ago. Haven’t heard from him since. Not sure what to make of it. Any thoughts? suggestions for what to do??

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I have been together with my girlfriend for 5 years now, of the 5 years most have been with my sex drive being hugely outweight my girlfriends. I would like to point out that i love my girlfriend A LOT, i had no idea it was possible for me to love someone so much as i do her.

With that being said i’ll give a few backgrounds on my gf, she started on the birth control pills when she was a teen (shes 24 now). She started on the pill not for birth control, instead it was due to her fainting from a period she had when she was a teen so the doctor suggested her taking a birth control pill.

The pill that she is on is ortho 1/35, in which she switched to about over a year ago. In this time she was accepted into law school, and has been under more stress than usualy — which is understandable to say the least.
Until recently I had thought her low sex drive was due to many reasons, and i usually pointed the finger at myself. Not attending to her needs, not being attracted to me anymore etc.. I have tried many many plans of attacks, such as romantic getaways for the weekend, 20-30 mins of foreplay focused entirely on her. When we have sex i always initiate unless i bring up this fact and she’ll initiate it the next time. Whenever we do have sex she dries up frequently, and it just seems that shes usually not into it, which effects me (since i feel it is a lot better if i know she is into it as well). I can give her orgasms through oral sex (only), it usually takes a maximum of 10 minutes, and have frequently given her one after the other. I state this simply because usually me giving oral sex is myself initiating.

Recently i had been doing some research and found out that birth control pills can be a huge dampener in some womens sex drive (i have read countless forumns, and articles supporting this). She also suffers from other side effects such as lack of energy, and a bit of depression.

I was curious if anyone has any opinions on the matter, maybe some alternative birthcontrol pills that someone noticed a raised libido after the switch from ortho 1/35. For me personally this fact is really ruining our relationship as with the added stress from law school she seems more and more reluctant to intimacy. Also recently i have been very frustrated with the matter to the point in which i almost want to end the relationship due to this problem, and find a mate with a higher sex drive. As bad as this sounds i have been dealing with this situation in my head for a while now, and am starting to realize that maybe instead of accepting her low sex drive, i should just move on.

I am a strong believer in any solution can be solved, and would be greatly in anyones debt if they can help solve this situation, as of right now our relationship is perfect aside from this problem.
shes really only depressed when shes really worried. its not that big of a factor.

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I’ve been dating this guy for just over 2 months..we hang out anywhere from 1-3xs a week…hes always taking me out on dates (movies, dinner, etc), always shows affection (esp PDA’s, like he wants the world to know Im with him), or when at home, always snuggles with me (hell he’ll snuggle in a movie theater). Always calls me (as well as texts) even during work hours (sometimes random, some on his break)…he’ll call me the second he gets out of work and usually before bed (sometimes before bed is a text, either way he’ll say good night). We didnt get to spend Valentine’s together (cos he had his cousins wedding to go to, which was already rsvp’d before we started dating), and I went out with friends, but he texted me throughout the night (while at the reception) saying he "missed me" and random chat. He had flowers sent to my house (for valentine’s day) and this coming weekend, he has a little mini getaway for me planned (plus gifts to celebrate our valentine’s day)….we’ve both met each others parents….ive met some of his friends (and vice versa), he always tells me how great i am, and how happy i make him…..yet when i talk about being a couple or exclusive, he keeps telling me he’s not ready…….but he’s not interested in meeting anyone else, or dating anyone else, nor is seeing anyone else. there is an age difference, he’s 23 and im 29 (but we dont care, it doesnt bother either of us)……he just keeps saying hes not ready……but his actions speak louder than his words (so to say, cos the way we are when we’re together makes me already feel like we are). he apparently has this big thing planned for "our v-day" and wont tell me what, cos its a surprise (and he seems really excited about it). he has made comments that have thrown me for a loop (about being exclusive and whatnot) like for example…we were at the mall the other day, walking around, and i wanted to see the puppies in the pet store….hes like "u have 4 cats already, no puppies, cos when u move out, im telling you now i will not be responsible for taking care of them" I was like "who said im moving in with you" he replied "you will" (what the hell does that mean)….then at dinner (double dating with his friend and her bf) he was talking about him and i goin on a cruise this summer (who talks about vacations with someone you dont want to be exclusive with). and i know (or got a big hunch rather) that he got me a ring for v-day, cos one day at the mall, he made me walk into a jewelry store, to look at rings, when i asked why, he was like to get ideas for you for v-day..im like ok……and he knows my ring size (cos he asked).
OHHHHHHH. and when i asked him if it would make him mad if i dated other people or (just hypothetically speaking) if i slept with someone else, he was like "yea it would" (which makes me believe, ok then, that means exclusive, cos i cant be with anyone else otherwise he’d get upset) im just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo friggen confused about him……….he says hes not ready……………….but everything he does shows me hes so friggen into me………..whats the big deal about being exclusive. i dont get it. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is he just not into me?

I’ve been dating this guy for just over 2 months..we hang out anywhere from 1-3xs a week…hes always taking me out on dates (movies, dinner, etc), always shows affection (esp PDA’s, like he wants the world to know Im with him), or when at home, always snuggles with me (hell he’ll snuggle in a movie theater). Always calls me (as well as texts) even during work hours (sometimes random, some on his break)…he’ll call me the second he gets out of work and usually before bed (sometimes before bed is a text, either way he’ll say good night). We didnt get to spend Valentine’s together (cos he had his cousins wedding to go to, which was already rsvp’d before we started dating), and I went out with friends, but he texted me throughout the night (while at the reception) saying he "missed me" and random chat. He had flowers sent to my house (for valentine’s day) and this coming weekend, he has a little mini getaway for me planned (plus gifts to celebrate our valentine’s day)….we’ve both met each others parents….ive met some of his friends (and vice versa), he always tells me how great i am, and how happy i make him…..yet when i talk about being a couple or exclusive, he keeps telling me he’s not ready…….but he’s not interested in meeting anyone else, or dating anyone else, nor is seeing anyone else. there is an age difference, he’s 23 and im 29 (but we dont care, it doesnt bother either of us)……he just keeps saying hes not ready……but his actions speak louder than his words (so to say, cos the way we are when we’re together makes me already feel like we are). he apparently has this big thing planned for "our v-day" and wont tell me what, cos its a surprise (and he seems really excited about it). he has made comments that have thrown me for a loop (about being exclusive and whatnot) like for example…we were at the mall the other day, walking around, and i wanted to see the puppies in the pet store….hes like "u have 4 cats already, no puppies, cos when u move out, im telling you now i will not be responsible for taking care of them" I was like "who said im moving in with you" he replied "you will" (what the hell does that mean)….then at dinner (double dating with his friend and her bf) he was talking about him and i goin on a cruise this summer (who talks about vacations with someone you dont want to be exclusive with). and i know (or got a big hunch rather) that he got me a ring for v-day, cos one day at the mall, he made me walk into a jewelry store, to look at rings, when i asked why, he was like to get ideas for you for v-day..im like ok……and he knows my ring size (cos he asked).
OHHHHHHH. and when i asked him if it would make him mad if i dated other people or (just hypothetically speaking) if i slept with someone else, he was like "yea it would" (which makes me believe, ok then, that means exclusive, cos i cant be with anyone else otherwise he’d get upset) im just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo friggen confused about him……….he says hes not ready……………….but everything he does shows me hes so friggen into me………..whats the big deal about being exclusive. i dont get it. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi! So, my essay which was due on Wed. is now a few days late, because I had the flu. The essay is on an adolescent experience. I have the rough draft complete, which I have added to this question, but I know it is not complete. Any suggestions at this point would be awesome. Please, no negative responders!

A poor girl and a hoopty

Wow! How easy life seemed to be as I was graduating from high school. I was 18, and the first thing on my mind was getting out of my parents house. At that age, I knew it all. I wanted out of the little town I grew up in, which we called the little town of gossip.

I took off, but didn’t go too far. I moved across town. I moved in with my boyfriend Kris. I didn’t have anyone to pressure me about going to college, asking me where I was going, and when I would be home. Life seemed great. I was making 0 a week, and I thought that 0 a week would go so far. I bought myself a new car and was completely carefree. I didn’t have a fear in the world! Life was great!

Kris and I broke up a few years later. I finally turned 21 and really thought life was fun. I was going out to bars every night of the week, met lots of fun people and had the time of my life. I had been through a few jobs here and there, but uh, no big deal. I still felt pretty good. In my eyes, life was just beginning. I was taking fun weekend vacations to the lake with my friends. I found myself easily spending my rent check on these fun weekend getaways and late nights out at the bars.

Life slowly started to sink in. The 0 a week wasn’t getting me very far. I had a car payment, and my own rent to pay amoung other daily necessaties. I didn’t have family to lean on during tough times. Reality of "growing up" was starting to definately sink in by this time. I had no idea how many rough times I had ahead. I ended up getting evicted from my apartment, my new car got reposessed and my 0 a week was getting garnished from my paychecks. I didn’t have any idea where to turn. At 22 years old, I ended up filing for bankruptcy.

After my bankruptcy I was debt free again. My grandfather gave me a car that he had driven back and forth many years to Mexico. The car was a 93 Oldsmobile Ciera that had 300,000 miles on it. This poor car broke down every time I came to a stop. I was humiliated and nervous every time I got into that hoopty, but I was thankful for the transportation. Some where in the shuffle I called life I knew from there things had to start getting better from there.

Today, I still live in Overland Park. I have 2 beautiful daughters, who I am extremely thankful for. Looking back over the years I wish I had listened to those "grown ups" trying to teach me responsibility. All I knew was at 18 I was out of the house and I had no other concerns. My "carefree" life didn’t turn out so easy. Boy, did I find out fast! I was for sure getting out of that little town that was so full of gossip!

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Am I being to proud….shoud I call him?

Hi,dated a man 51yrs old I’m 40 for about 9 solid months great laughs and weekend getaways. He was such a gentleman. But here’s the but he is seperated married for 25 years. They’ve been a part 2years now? anyway we were suppose to go away for easter weekend and that morning he freaked out and said he didn’t want to go! and he didn’t want a relationship he wanted to be alone….didn’t want to answer to anyone and have no expectations!!! I responded in a calm mature manner and said ok I’m not going to force anything and that I was shocked by all of it. I also have to add the night before I did question a white lie he said and he did not want to deal with that at all. He’s a big time exec. and I think he’s not use to being called out on stuff.
Few days later he texted me an apology and how he didn’t know where all the anger came from and sadly I was the brunt of some stress meltdown.
I Have not contacted him back and he has not tried again after the text! are we being stubborn? HELP me

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