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Old 09-25-2005, 02:03 AM
Thumper Thumper is offline
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this article definately checks out, at least according to my experience.

even though I come from a two family household, my mom was a career woman that was a tyrant (my theory is, they can't compartmentalize life as well as men can, and so stress spills over into all areas of life). My dad usually acquiesced to her demands, and I lost serious respect for the old man.

Basically, she was the family terrorist, and it forced everyone to walk on eggshells around her. She was extremely manipulative and emotionally and sometimes physically abusive. At one point, after she told me that she wished I wasn't born and I told my dad, and he told me to not take it seriously, I said that he was afraid of his own wife, and the fact that he wouldn't man up was the reason our family so damned dysfunctional.
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