Sadly, I have discovered my brother is a moron
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October 22nd, 2010 04:30 PM
Hey Mike. Sorry to hear that. I can kind of relate as I moved from Texas here to North Mississippi to work in Memphis. I started looking for a job in the area so that we could move closer to family. After moving it is like trying to move mountains to get family on either side to do anything with my children.
Private message me with what kind of jobs you are looking at down in this area and I will keep me ear to the ground.
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October 22nd, 2010 04:41 PM
Everything will work out just as it should..always does. You and yours will be just fine Mike. Im sure of it.
October 23rd, 2010 02:02 AM
Mike... you just haven't had good luck with this move at all, have you. Have you told your family how you feel about it ? You should.
If they are going to be generally "non-participants", then ... they can't say they had their chance .... but be sure that's what it is and not just being disgruntled and still 'adjusting' from the move.
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October 23rd, 2010 02:06 AM
Hang in there, maybe you can be a good example to them (or at least give it a shot until you get back to TN).
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October 23rd, 2010 02:38 AM
Unfortunately not just family is like that, most people nowadays have no clue whatsoever what is going politically. You could ask them who there local representative is or who is their senator and just get a blank stare but they can tell you who is on “American Idol” or “Dancing With the Stars” or the stats of the favorite sports gang. [getting off soap box now]
Hope everything works out with your family.
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October 23rd, 2010 10:26 PM
Being a moron is in the job description for being a brother.
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October 23rd, 2010 10:48 PM
A wise man once said, you can choose your friends but you can't choose your relatives.
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October 23rd, 2010 10:49 PM
Just continue to go with your "gut" Mike.
October 23rd, 2010 11:37 PM
Really sorry to hear about your brother and father. I am lucky to have a great brother, but I can imagine what it would be like to have to deal with your situation. Look at the bright side; You move back to Tennessee and you won't have to change your moniker from Tn Mike to Ia Mike!
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October 24th, 2010 11:19 AM
My mom is getting like that. My daughter plays in the HS band, and they had their last home game this weekend. Mom has had excuses for not coming to every game. The only excuse this time was the long drive. (It's about a half hour drive) I just went and got them.
It sounds like your Dad is just making excuses. Try eliminating the excuses, maybe he'll have some fun and see what he's missing. It's worth a shot, he is your Dad.
Your brother, otoh, is a lost cause. I'm not sure anything will ever get through to him unless they make sports illegal or something. How old is he? Is there any chance he might grow up yet?
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October 24th, 2010 12:35 PM
Similar situation here which is why once I left NY I never went back. I'll stay here in TX with friends and keep the family far away.
My condolences. It's not a comfortable situation.
October 25th, 2010 12:33 AM
If he won't go to you go to him. Be there several times a month and get to know him again. Then when there's something big and he says he doesn't want to drive, tease him about getting old. Of course a lot of us find it harder to drive at night than 20 years ago. You may have to go get him.
One thing I hated was when together we would run out of things to say and cover the same ground repeatedly. Now that it's too late I wish I had taken more interest in his football teams, etc. My sister is a big football fan and would call him at halftime and talk about the first half, etc. It takes effort but you can turn those things around.
October 25th, 2010 11:06 AM
That's what got me in this mess to begin with. Once we are back in Tennessee, I will never look back. My wife and I talked about it this weekend and that is the plan. !. Get back to Tennessee in the next year or two. 2> Never even think about moving closer to family again.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
Tennessee is exactly half way between my faliny in Indiana and her in Alabama. That's about as perfect as it gets.
October 25th, 2010 11:19 AM
I totally understand your situation. I have absolutely nothing in common with my sibling, In fact ,if I wasn't related to them, I would have nothing to do with them.
I'm one of the folks here who thinks it best to keep family at a distance.
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October 25th, 2010 11:23 AM
Originally Posted by varob
Add me to that list. Funny, I say the same thing about all 3 siblings...if we weren't related, I wouldn't even had been friends with them.
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