2021.10.24 03:55 duhvorced A Chance Encounter
Took my dog for a hike today. It was great. We did a loop hike that I haven't done since before the divorce. It was one of those days where a hike is a bad idea on paper - cold and damp - so everyone stays away, but absolutely spectacular once for those few people who motivate. So my dog and I had the trail to ourselves.
It wasn't until an hour or so into the hike that we finally saw someone, a lone woman jogging up the trail toward us. As she approached she called out in a friendly and familiar voice. It turned out to be one of my closest friends from before the divorce. Her and her husband and my ex and I, we used to all hang out together. But our lives had diverged quickly after the divorce. Not due to animosity or rejection or anything. We just had different things going on. For my part, I'd become wrapped up in a new relationship and a new job, and was probably a little self-absorbed in the divorce if I'm being honest. And the years, well, they just slipped away.
So we both of us stopped there in the middle of the trail, in the middle of the woods. Like, really stopped to to catch up with one another. It was wonderful to hear the genuine happiness in both her voice and mine as we talked about work and kids and COVID, and gender pay inequities, and how my ex was doing, and how her husband and family were getting on and... and... and. All the minutia and chaos of our crazy lives.
But here's the thing: This person knows me, she knows my ex, and she knows that woman I started dating who has since become my wife. And she kinda knows all the shit that went down during the divorce. Including how my wife and I started dating less two months after my ex moved out, which is something I'm more than a little self-conscious of because, let's face it, the optics are pretty terrible. And there's the sheer stupidity of jumping into a relationship that quickly which I have no choice but to own. I was reeling from my marriage falling apart and discovering my ex's affair. I was pretty clearly a drowning man grasping at straws, and nobody in their right mind should have let me out of the house, let alone let me jump into a relationship.
Fortunately things have worked out. I got really lucky in my choice of partner and we've got a great thing going. But I'd be lying if I said there wasn't a bit of insecurity about how it all started.
Anyhow, my friend who knows all of this sordid history, and who probably more than anyone is in a position to call me an idiot and judge me from on high, at the end of this conversation commented with real warmth and sincerity at how happy she was that my wife and I had ended up together, and what a great couple we made.
I know we're not supposed to need affirmations like this. That as long as we love the person we're with, that's should be enough. But let me tell you, hearing the joy in my friend's voice at how things have turned out for us made my day.
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2021.10.24 03:55 FrontpageWatch2020 [#110|+16725|472] Trying street fighter moves in a street fight? [r/Whatcouldgowrong]
2021.10.24 03:55 MallCopLikesRocks Sorry for the grainy picture but any tips?
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2021.10.24 03:55 eimaj421 I am heading to my first cowboys game next month. What time should I arrive? Anything I should do?
2021.10.24 03:55 moussetang Confused about this sub
This page claims it wants to spread positive news about Pakistan and combat the negative propaganda by enemies.
Yet at the same time, this page seems to support the Taliban, whom are an extremist group. This makes no sense to me at all?
I also see comments supporting laws and restrictions on women.
Does the admin of this group not see this gigantic contradiction?
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2021.10.24 03:55 HaroldBeeLeeLibrary New book of Mormon experiment??
Many people at church feel they know the church is true because of how the book of Mormon connects them to god. I think that is a logical misstep, an incorrect conclusion. Even if the book makes a person feel that way, even if it actually is connecting a person to god, it doesnt necessarily mean the church is true.
Hypothetically, do you think if you added to a book or Mormon a number of changes (that were in the same format, same general gist, etc) could fool most members of the church? As long as they aren't intimately familiar with the text on a verse by verse basis, i think many of them would not notice Any difference, be certain it was good, testify of the power of the revised book, and conclude that the church is true. I bet their actual experience and connection to god would be identical, they would testify the same way.
I know this could never actually be tested, but it was helpful to me in separating a person's feelings resulting from reading and then making a conclusion about the church.
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2021.10.24 03:55 kungfugambler Sunday's Plays TD 10W 6L
This Is Myself against my Computer data. The reason I say this is that I Hate betting on weak home underdogs. But, my experience has been when data clashes with logic, Data will prevail the majority of times. In fact the fastest way to go broke betting on sports is to be Too Logical IMO.
Eagles + 3
Giants + 3
Redskins + 9 = Sorry but I'm far from being politically correct.
Texans + 18
I'm still going to go 3% on these plays for reasons stated above. = Might bet the Sunday night game, all depending on the MOJO we have going into that game. Best Of Luck!
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2021.10.24 03:55 FrontpageWatch2020 [#145|+1409|127] Bass so powerful the vibration makes your hair dance to the music [r/WTF]
2021.10.24 03:55 Fabulous_Audience_74 What my shit got deleted for???
2021.10.24 03:55 Specsthegod B 4 B 4 left!!
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2021.10.24 03:55 fitworld23 21[M4F] California-To live, one must embrace the inner spirits and demons.
Hey, If you can get past that title, you can read this XD.
My name is victor, and to be honest, my past posts haven't been doing too hot. So, I've decided to take A different approach and just lay it all out there.
Some hobbies of mine: Photography, Video games, Anime, and productivity, yeah you read that right, PRO-ductivity. I am obsessed with finding the best ways to be more productive, and harnessing that energy to propel my personal life.
I hope to be friends with someone that can put a GENUINE effort to uphold a conversation, has self-awareness about themselves, and is of a similar age (21-31).
I also hope that we can eventually get to a level where we are comfortable enough to do activities together, such as watching movies, playing games, or just chatting about life over voice chat.
Looking forward to meeting you good sima'am, and may the odds ever be in your favor (bonus if you got that reference!!)
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2021.10.24 03:55 FrontpageWatch2020 [#320|+3762|644] Hmm [r/hmm]
2021.10.24 03:55 arubait An easy to fly war bird?
I found DCS a little while ago. It's awesome especially as I'm fascinated in WWII piston engined planes. I've played the P47 for about 20 hours and can fly it OK but I can't seem to win in a dogfight with an AI 109. From what I read the P47 is one of the most difficult planes to fly well. So, I want to try out something a little easier. Any suggestions?
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2021.10.24 03:55 FrontpageWatch2020 [#31|+48669|2651] A small penis support rally in LA [r/mildlyinteresting]
2021.10.24 03:55 Gaia_the_monk Emet Selch Painting
2021.10.24 03:55 RoninRobot Happy Halloween, Romulan babe.
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2021.10.24 03:55 Tacomapenguin81 My sweet panther let me take a picture of him! Yay!
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2021.10.24 03:55 JoaoMSilva94 Riders Republic Free Trial
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2021.10.24 03:55 kitnthedmon How do I swallow?
Help I FORGOT HOW TO SWALLOW. I CANT EAT I FORGOT HOW TO SWALLOW. HOW DO I SWALLOW. I FORGET HOW TO SWALLOW SATAN DID THIS. SATAN SHE MADE ME FORGET HOW TO SWALLOW
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2021.10.24 03:55 Tonysawa [chat]
2021.10.24 03:55 paul_basel Vicky Palacio (@vickypalacio)
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2021.10.24 03:55 tegsr94 Need opinion on my rust level
2021.10.24 03:55 rlykng Collector sets double $$$
How often did we get the double payout on collector sets? Im sitting on a bunch and waiting for the double payout to come back again. But not sure if thats a returning thing
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