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Brian Proctor
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That was my thought regarding my dad's sudden decision.
Last saturday I was at a soccer game and he shows up to support my neice on the field. He is single, never dates... nothing.. He shows up with some lady with him. Met her on e-harmony.com and decides 2 weeks into knowing her that tonight he is getting married to her... Now someone please pinch me and tell me this isn't for real.
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Pinch. It doesn't matter.

btw: You need new shades.
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It is real, my dad is an idiot also. He's now 'in love' with a woman who is basically a raving shrew to him and he's bank rolling her retirement. His house of 30 plus years is now 'her house' and his cars 'her cars'. Fun huh?
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It happens.. in fact, it worked that way for me..

I wouldn't suggest it for everyone, but sometimes it does work.

You just have to support him the best you can... he supported you..
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Danny Diamond
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I can relate Brian - my mom is actually going through the same thing right now. She recently met this guy online, I believe it was also e-harmony.com, actually. She knew this guy for only a couple of weeks and he asked her to marry him. I have no idea what she is thinking.

The only good thing is that she said the guy's son is into magic, so that's pretty cool.





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you drown by staying there.



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Now I bet you know how J. Marshall Howard's kids feel! (you know, the dude who gave it all to ANS)

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You need to find Joe Marotta on this board and ask him about his e-harmony experience!

If you want, introduce me to your dad....I've been accused of being a homewrecker (the wife was wanting out and just used me as an excuse). Before anyone asks, I was friends with BOTH husband and wife.

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Payne
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Hey, it's his life and he's entitled to screw it up any way he sees fit. My dad left my mother for a shrewish chain smoking Flo lookalike with a slew of trailer trash kids. One of whom successfully sued two guys simultaneously for paternity.
Se basically verbally and psychologically abused him everyday for the twenty or so years that they were together. When she died her good for nothing kids kept my ailing father at home so they could sponge off his Social Security check as it was their sole source of income. One my Brother got him into a care facility the deadbeats, who proclaimed their undying love for him previously, vanished from the scene as they no longer could get access to his monthly stipend from the government. His health and finances ruined by this detrimental relationship he basically spends each day in his room waiting to die.
But I'll wager it will work out better for your Dad. but hey, if it doesn't it gives you a good excuse not to visit on holidays, or any other time for that matter.
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I have to agree with Payne, any excuse not to visit anyone is a good one.
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Just think of your father as Cartman. "It's my life and I'll do what I want."
Be there when he's ready for a shoulder to cry on, and don't rub it in. It's hard raising our parents.
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Yup he is of legal age and nothing you can do about it. Hopefully it will work out, but many people are totally unaware that people are rarely themselves in the internet in chat. To easy to control your behavior, and appear to be what you are not. Sad. So many seem headed that way these days. But back in the old days when marriages were arranged and often when children were very young, it seemed to work out, a lot of relationship is simply being desireable of making it work.
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After a few weeks? What's the rush?
On the good side he found a woman, right?
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Guess, it is the age . . .
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So it sounds like the e-harmony commercials are accurate........
Brian-
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I don't have anything useful to say, but I wanted to post here.

Maybe work on some lines for the

"Any objections" part in the marriage.

"He's still married to her!" and bring out a lambchop puppet.

M:C
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To inject a note of optimism into the discussion, Gene and I met online, and he proposed after we had met in person only a few times. Relationships that start online are not always disasters. Smile
Danny Diamond
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Quote:
On 2007-05-24 11:17, Mary B. wrote:
Relationships that start online are not always disasters. Smile


That is true - dysfunctional relationships can come as easily from bars, nightclubs, parties, etc., as they can from online beginnings.

I think the bigger concern here, is not where the relationships starts, but how quickly it progresses. I don't care where you met - I don't believe in making a commitment to marriage after only knowing someone for a few weeks.
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you drown by staying there.



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The divorce rate was doing just fine even prior to the advent of Al Gore inventing the internet.

There were whole hosts of problems people had live and in person.

"Where they met" or "how they met" is nowhere near as important as "who they met".

Let time tell. Bad things happen all by themselvs, why look for them?
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Seriously.
Let your Dad know your concern but also let him know that you honor his decision.

I've seen a very similar situation.
The wife had passed away.
The father met a woman a couple of months later and began dating her.
The grown children took some offense to this and felt that maybe the father had been having an affair prior to his wife's passing.
It took a long time for them all to reconcile and realize that we all have our own needs and choices to make.

I agree that in these modern times that there's no real need to get hitched right away, or at all for that matter. At least they should try it out for a while first.
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