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I just got in a pretty terrible fight with an old friend… on social media. He was posting some things that just really upset me. We went back and forth for a while, and I ended saying things I shouldn’t have, but I feel bad. I didn’t want to argue with him, we actually are pretty close, but I just get so angry the way that people say so much stuff online! Do you think it’s possible that he and I can work things out?
First of all, maybe you should get off of social media for a while. Everybody spends too much time on their phones, anyway, and I can’t understand why when it makes you so upset.
I know we all gotta respect the rules and we ain’t really supposed to be gettin too close with each other. But take a break from the screens. Have some real conversations with the people in your life. Have conversations that don’t involve a keyboard. Go out and get some coffee somewhere and see folks.
I’m startin to think that too many folks have forgot that they’re talkin to live people on the other end of these computer arguments.
Also, people are gonna say crude, mean, and maybe even hurtful things. It don’t have to be personal, and sometimes you can just let it roll off your back. If nobody is gettin actively beat up or hurt, it doesn’t always require that you come in and make a fuss about it just cause a person shared somethin you don’t like.
Don’t let it ruffle your feathers.
Most of all, I think we could all do to circle back around to the first part of what I told you. Get off the computer and get in person. Set your chairs 10 feet apart and have a discussion, but don’t hide behind your phone and ruin a friendship because it’s easier to be a jerk from behind your screens. Of course you can work it out, you just have to put in the effort.
My wife is pregnant… with twins. We meant to have a baby, but we didn’t think it’d happen as fast as it did and didn’t exactly plan to have twins.
I’m kind of flipping out about it, and I don’t really know what to do or say, and I think my wife is mad because I’m not more excited, but I’m terrified. What’s a guy to do?
You’re learnin a valuable lesson about kids up front. No matter what you expect out of them, or what kind of plans you make, they’re always gonna throw you a curveball. Thought you were gonna leave the house in five minutes? No, one of the kids has blown the back end out of his diaper and mama has to change his whole outfit. Think you’re gonna just have a good day of relaxin at the house and maybe get some projects done? Not hardly! That kid there just fell out of the tree and broke her arm, and now you’re not relaxin or gettin a project done at the house, you’re headin to the hospital.
Just when you think you got your kids figured out, they’ll change it on you. Whether it’s the food they like to eat, the sleep habits they’ve got, or just how high they can get the pitch of that scream they’re so good at, you’ll be surprised every day. Why not have them start messin with you from the very start?
Daniel, folks have been bringin up twins for a lot of years. It might not be what you had in mind, but it’ll work itself out. Let your wife know that you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and help her make it happen. Stop the panic. Get her some flowers and start workin out the details, and you guys’ll do just fine with it. Anyway, twins means they always have a built in buddy that can keep them entertained, which gets them off your back more often. Blessin in disguise, man!