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My 18 year old son broke down crying because his girlfriend of 3 years left him. What can I do to help him?

My 18 year old son is in his first year at the local community college here in Scottsdale. He just recently graduated high school, and he has been with his girlfriend for the last 3 and a half years through high school. They were pretty much inseparable, went to high school dances, his baseball games, the prom together, etc. However, today he came home (he is still living with us until he transfers to University) and was in a pretty bad mood, started yelling saying things weren't fair, and he never did anything to deserve this. I finally got him to calm down and sit down and explain to me what he was talking about, and that's when he just lost it. My son just absolutely broke down in tears crying saying his girlfriend broke up with him and that she didn't want to be with him because she has found someone else who can make her happier. He told me she barely gave him a reason, and that he tried asking her what he did wrong to her and she just told him it was over. I honestly didn't know what to say to my son about this, except tell him that love hurts sometimes and that everything will be ok. I just let him cry it out on my shoulder and just held him. I felt so helpless because he was crying so hard and loud.

My wife has been trying to make our son happy all night, and get him to open up a little or maybe call his now ex-girlfriend and just try and talk to her, but he said no, he is too upset. I personally think he should maybe let her go. I don't want my boy hurt anymore. I couldn't stand seeing my son cry like that. I felt so helpless for him and it really broke my heart. I want to make him feel better and try and get his mind off this, but I'm worried its to soon. He's just been acting all depressed, not wanting to do anything and just laying either on the couch or on his bed crying. He hasn't been able to sleep tonight either. I want my son to feel better, but I know its going to take time. It's breaking my heart seeing my only son this upset and depressed too. He really seems to still be in love with her and I don't think he's going to get over her for awhile. I don't know how else I can help him. This was his first really serious relationship too. Any suggestions as to how I could help him feel better other than what I've already done?

Another tragic story. 2 year old child strangled to death by a Burmese Python?

This is a tragedy. For the family and for the reptile community as well. Ignorance will kill this hobby quicker than anything.

We keep several (13) snakes in our home. We do not need psychiatric help. If you look more in depth, you will find only 12 deaths since 1980 by these pets. Those are much better odds than, say, a dog.

Also, the owner of the snake did not have his permit. That means he did not have it housed correctly. In Florida, they are able to come out and check on your reptiles at ANY time. If he had his permit, he would have had to have it locked.

Do not blame the snakes or the responsible keepers out there. It is the fault of the irresponsible keeper that is causing all this fear. Most times, these people underfeed their snakes because they don't want them to get too big. Big mistake, a hungry snake usually equals a missing dog, cat, or possible child.

Snakes can be very rewarding pets. All of our animals are captive bred, meaning they are NOT wild animals. They have been around humans since they were born/hatched. There is absolutely nothing wrong with people keeping snakes as pets. There is, however, something wrong with IGNORANT people keeping them. That's how this happened in the first place.

In the zoo, you can look at them, but you don't get to hold them, bond with them, or care for them. Why don't you go to a puppy mill and look at dogs? It would be the same thing.

There are already laws in effect in Florida regarding these animals. The fact that the owner of this snake disregarded that law and didn't get his permit should be more than a class 2 misdemeanor. Most of the non-native species can't live anywhere else but south Florida in the wild. The temperatures are too cold for them.

EDIT: Let me just say, yes this is another tragic story. That is what sells the news. The good stories you never get to hear. We are in a constant state of fear because of this.

Again.....12 deaths since 1980....only 5 were children! You are more likely to be hit by a meteor than killed by a reptile, captive or wild. Think about it.

How common is it for 18-20 year olds to have a heart attack?

The traditional heart attack where a blockage forms doesn't generally happen in that age range. However congenital and hereditary conditions that result in the heart misshaping itself generally start to be measurable in the mid teens. Although usually it isn't diagnosed until a person's forties or fifties.

Heart problems are more common than most realize, but still not much more than rare. And then frequently they are misdiagnosed. Such as severe heart problems are sometimes mistaken for epilepsy. Or a person having a mild attack often mistake it for being out of shape, which is the most common mistake.

People in the age range of 18 to 20 usually believe that heart problems can't happen to them, no matter how much family history there is of it. My sister had open heart surgery at age 26 and died at age 35. Still all my sibling refuse to believe they might have the same hereditary condition and haven't been tested. And from what I've seen of their behavior they could easily have it. They are spread out among the 20 to 40 age range. Most of the young people who have some sort of heart incident will never believe that it was their heart. Therefore two things happen. Attacks in someone age 18 to 20 are very likely to result in death, because they are almost never monitoring their condition due to not being aware of it. And second, attacks are unlikely to be reported to a medical professional, unless they become more frequent.

What does 'key to my heart' mean?

It means he's trying to make you believe that he still cares for you, that way if things don't work out for him, he can quickly go to you because your still all mushy over him. If you really care for him you need to either cut him out of your life completely or be with him. Those are the only two options. Don't sit there playing games with each other. The guy is playing you. He's romancing you with all that (BS) of "you hold the key to my heart". Why's he romancing you if you guys are now trying to meet new people, he's just doing it so he keeps you interested in him in that way, so he can get the perks of being in a relationship from you whenever you want. Be realistic. Ex's dont = friends. Make up your mind what you want and save yourself all this unecessary emotional drama

I've been feeling bad everytime I put my 2 year old down for bed :(?

Most of the things you have mentioned (new phase of defiance which is verbal and/or physical, talking incessantly and asking questions etc while you are just trying to eat, trying to create her own emotional situations in which she can overreact and tell you that she is hard done by and doesn't love you, making false accusations and telling lies) these are all normal behaviours for a 3 and half year old child. To be honest, I think it's quite common for women who have had their children in daycare and become pregnant then suddenly have to look after their children more or juggle that child's behaviour with a new baby, to attribute the behaviour to the arrival of the baby etc. In reality it's probably more like subtle changes in your behaviour and that you are not really used to looking after a child full-time and have not developed the myriad of strategies which often comes with having your child at home. I have a 3 and half year old and he does most of what you have described, not all the time, but he does it and I think it's perfectly normal in a well developing child, and these situations would account for a large part of his learning. The only thing which you can definitely attribute to the new baby is regression with the toileting which you have to accept and account for when there is a new baby in the house. Your daughter needs a little extra reassurance. If you perceive it as normal behaviour you will be more likely to work out solutions/ways of dealing with each type of situation, rather than search for a meta-solution e.g. timeout to solve her 'behavioural problems'. Personally, I would just give her some reassurance and extra love. If you need to help her to the toilet then do so. Why not ask her before you breastfeed whether she needs any help with toileting or anything? Don't overreact to situations or engage in power struggles as that is likely to cause more defiance. Get through the situations one at a time and wait this phase out. You need to explain to her what she is doing wrong when she is misbehaving and teach her ways of acting differently.

Terror strike at Varanasi: What has our government done to protect it's citizens?

First, to reply to smsmith500, a large number of rights have been stripped from us. easily this has been happeneing to us considering that George Washington's Presidency, besides the undeniable fact that it has critically escalated under the Bush AND Obama administrations. think of approximately it... militia commision act of 2006, patriot act ; which had a sundown clause till Obama desperate it needed no sundown, taxation devoid of representation, mandated product purchuses, hate crimes now comprise derogitory words as verbal attack, ect... there are various small issues as properly, like the reality that we gained't purchase candy flavored tobacco. What if i admire chocolate mint smokes? i do no longer, yet it is beside the factor. besides, to reply to the genuine question. of path the conflict on terror is a hoax. Terrorism is genuine, yet there are various things lots greater threatening to our protection. 800 terrorist assaults in a 300 and sixty 5 days *a severe over assertion*. whoopty ******* do. greater human beings die in motor vehicle injuries in one 3 hundred and sixty 5 days than we had troops die in Vietnam. does that positioned something into attitude? We have been attacked. effective, enable's take out the son of a ***** who did it. someplace alongside the way we forgot approximately Bin encumbered and used it as an excuse for each little thing else. "on no account enable a reliable disaster circulate to waste." greater beneficial greater. This oil spill would be unable to have anyting to do with our green time table. easily. easily that is cooincidence suited? psh.

I've been feeling bad everytime I put my 2 year old down for bed :(?

Most of the things you have mentioned (new phase of defiance which is verbal and/or physical, talking incessantly and asking questions etc while you are just trying to eat, trying to create her own emotional situations in which she can overreact and tell you that she is hard done by and doesn't love you, making false accusations and telling lies) these are all normal behaviours for a 3 and half year old child. To be honest, I think it's quite common for women who have had their children in daycare and become pregnant then suddenly have to look after their children more or juggle that child's behaviour with a new baby, to attribute the behaviour to the arrival of the baby etc. In reality it's probably more like subtle changes in your behaviour and that you are not really used to looking after a child full-time and have not developed the myriad of strategies which often comes with having your child at home. I have a 3 and half year old and he does most of what you have described, not all the time, but he does it and I think it's perfectly normal in a well developing child, and these situations would account for a large part of his learning. The only thing which you can definitely attribute to the new baby is regression with the toileting which you have to accept and account for when there is a new baby in the house. Your daughter needs a little extra reassurance. If you perceive it as normal behaviour you will be more likely to work out solutions/ways of dealing with each type of situation, rather than search for a meta-solution e.g. timeout to solve her 'behavioural problems'. Personally, I would just give her some reassurance and extra love. If you need to help her to the toilet then do so. Why not ask her before you breastfeed whether she needs any help with toileting or anything? Don't overreact to situations or engage in power struggles as that is likely to cause more defiance. Get through the situations one at a time and wait this phase out. You need to explain to her what she is doing wrong when she is misbehaving and teach her ways of acting differently.

Terror strike at Varanasi: What has our government done to protect it's citizens?

First, to reply to smsmith500, a large number of rights have been stripped from us. easily this has been happeneing to us considering that George Washington's Presidency, besides the undeniable fact that it has critically escalated under the Bush AND Obama administrations. think of approximately it... militia commision act of 2006, patriot act ; which had a sundown clause till Obama desperate it needed no sundown, taxation devoid of representation, mandated product purchuses, hate crimes now comprise derogitory words as verbal attack, ect... there are various small issues as properly, like the reality that we gained't purchase candy flavored tobacco. What if i admire chocolate mint smokes? i do no longer, yet it is beside the factor. besides, to reply to the genuine question. of path the conflict on terror is a hoax. Terrorism is genuine, yet there are various things lots greater threatening to our protection. 800 terrorist assaults in a 300 and sixty 5 days *a severe over assertion*. whoopty ******* do. greater human beings die in motor vehicle injuries in one 3 hundred and sixty 5 days than we had troops die in Vietnam. does that positioned something into attitude? We have been attacked. effective, enable's take out the son of a ***** who did it. someplace alongside the way we forgot approximately Bin encumbered and used it as an excuse for each little thing else. "on no account enable a reliable disaster circulate to waste." greater beneficial greater. This oil spill would be unable to have anyting to do with our green time table. easily. easily that is cooincidence suited? psh.

My daughter is 3 years old and I'm a teen mom. Is it wrong that I think of giving her up for adoption so she can have a better life?

As a person who gave birth at 14 (that’s a whole different conversation) I can say that doing what is right for the child should always come first. My mom had scheduled me for an abortion but I decided against it. My next solution was to give the baby up for adoption. Only it didn’t quite work out that way.In the wisdom to let me decide not to have an abortion, the adults in my life twisted their logic into deciding I should grow up and be a mother. I had complications and was hospitalized for a very long time during the pregnancy. During that time my mindset was always on adoption. Then, against medical advise, I was taken home.I went on to give birth, only slightly early, and although I thought the baby was cute, I had no maturity or motherly feelings to bond with her. I felt that I had no options. I started refusing to care for the baby. My mom had to work, I had to attend school because of my young age. My grandparents started caring for the baby. For me, it was a relief; for the adults it was putting the baby on hold so I could grow up to raise her later. They didn’t understand that I did not bond with the baby.When the child was 7, my grandmother died and the girl went to live with my aunt and uncle. Apparently, my uncle was very abusive. No one knew until he had passed away in the girl’s 16th year. After his death my aunt sent her back to my grandfather.I know her, and she knows me. We attempted to make some kind of relationship but it never took hold, not for lack of trying. She is a very intelligent girl with a tragic past. Rejected by her mother, orphaned by her grandmother, then uncle, and finally rejected by her aunt.She is a mess. Drug abuse, trouble with law, and questionable life choices are just a few things she struggles with in her life. And I think, every day, that she could have had such a wonderful childhood. If only I had the maturity to follow my heart and give her up for adoption.If adoption is right for your child, do not hesitate.

Adopting an older dog made me wonder, do dogs remember former owners? Can dogs miss a previous family, or is that beyond the scope of their emotions?

They absolutely remember. Back when I was going to college and my mom had rented a place where dogs were not allowed, we had to find a home for my dog. An extended family member of my sister’s in laws took him in.More than a year had past. I was invited to a get together at their home. I asked to see the dog to which I was told the dog had gone through an attitude change. He was now ferocious and was kenneled in the backyard. I make my way to the backyard. As soon as he sensed someone was approaching. He began to snarl and ready to attack if he could. I walked right up to the kennel and in a friendly voice told him There was no need in all that nonsense. He recognized me. Immediately his snarls turned to whines, moved from his attack stance to sitting and tears fell to the ground.Sadly I learned a short time later he had passed away. I felt so bad that he obviously had been missed treated. I didn't really know his new owners that well but they didn't appear to be such horrible people.It doesn’t always have to be a former family to be remembered. I moved into a house right next door to a couple that had a Rottweiler, named Bacchus, who wouldn't eat while his humans were gone except if I fed him. So when they went on vacation they had me look after him. They ended up moving out of State. For my vacation, I went to visit them. I first went to his place of work as he would be off soon and going home. While there I started messing with him. One of his employees told him don't worry about him when you get home just sic your dog on him (meaning me). My former neighbor said are you kidding my dog will jump me. I leave his job and head to his home. When I arrive his wife expecting opens door Bacchus hears me runs to the door sees it's me turns sideways pressing up against me with happy whines. This is not typically how he greets visitors. He waits for you to enter then he calmly walks up. She tells her dog, well if you miss him that much why don't you move so he (me) can come in to visit. Clearly he remembers me and I was just a neighbor.As I sat on the sofa he attempted to get on the sofa and sit on my lap. He got in trouble because being so big he wasn't allowed on the furniture.

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