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Old May 23rd, 2018, 01:29 PM
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Re: Do we become our parents?

As you may (or may not) know, my DM has been living with me and my DH for about 2 yrs now.


I've noticed that I am doing the same thing that DM does - that drives me nuts - so I'm trying to be more mindful of what I say/how I say things


ex: what ever I say DM takes the opposite position -

fact: our neighbors tree about touches our deck/is starting to hang over our deck

DM: something needs to done about it so that it doesn't end up damaging our deck
(DH & I agree, but I can get a free consult with a lawyer so we know our options - years ago I'd talked to the owner about the tree and she didn't want to pay to trim it)

fact: I've set up an appointment

DM: you don't want to trim the tree, long spiel about shade and powerbills

snafu: insurance deductible

DM: different argument about why we shouldn't

grrrr
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