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Social services

At the weekend my mum called the police on me because my sister runs my mums life and caused a massive argument. I had been drinking for a friends birthday but before drinking my mum asked me if she could take the baby home with her and she was going to settle her for the night. When I got home my sister tried to at...

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If your partner doesn’t do little things like this…

Not a “wow I’m amazing post” AT ALL, but I’ve been so angry at what I’m reading about some of your non supportive partners it’s actually making me sad. What’s worse is reading you women ask if you’re the ones going crazy? If you’re being too much and if you’re not giving enough to your partners who are blaming you f...

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Father’s Day..

Is this normal, I just find it a little odd. My partners mum just messaged this morning asking what my partner would like for Father’s Day for her to get him. The last I checked, he’s not her dad and I of course will be sorting out a present for him from our child. Its his first Father’s Day so I can completely unde...

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Would this be rude?

We normally have a mini getaway every year staying in haven in one of the caravans near the beach. My mum likes it quite a bit. Went a few times with my mum, mil, husband and little one. Last year we went with my in-laws family, suggested if my mum could come but they got annoyed (Altho we took their mum to my aun...

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Shall I confront my sisters boyfriend?

My sister and her man have been together for 15 years, they have 3 kids together but recently it’s come to light that he doesn’t treat my sister well. We’ve never noticed because my sister has kept quiet and he is good at holding up a facade, but now that my sister is opening up it doesn’t seem right to not say any...

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Mother in law rant

My mother in law wasn’t happy with knowing Im pregnant. She initially told her son she wanted to strangle me and didn’t care if she killed me while Im pregnant. My husbands family have a different religion to us, he converted to mine. She didn’t want her first grandchild to be from me. 5 months later, she gets bac...

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Older generations..pushing unsafe practices

How do I politely reject advice and unsafe gifts. Recently me and my partner visited my baby’s great-grandparents. My partners nan told me she was making baby a quilt and cot bumpers for him. I didn’t ask for anything to be made so I felt very uncomfortable when she was telling me about them and that they prevent...

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Antenatal paid time off

Just wondering if anyone else has been told by their company that they do not pay for the time you have to attend midwife appointments or scan? I was told this today after seeing that a day’s salary was cut from my payslip. To my understanding paid time off for antenatal care is the law.

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Am I in the wrong?

My MIL doesn’t really bother with our baby or us she’s all for my partners sister and kids who live round the corner from us. To be honest I think I’d prefer her to interfere rather than be totally disinterested in our baby. Which is why it came as a shock to me that she HAS TO see us on my birthday first as a new...

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Giving baby water

My mother in law keeps suggesting I give my 4 week old baby cooled boiled water because of the heat. Is this a thing? Or is milk enough to hydrate her? She’s formula fed.

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Partner is having a day out with his manipulative sister

So me and sil don't get on because she basically turned into some nasty controlling bitch when I have birth. She wanted to see baby but without me there, I soon got onto this, feeling unwanted in my own home and she started getting in my partners head saying it wasn't normal that I was always with my baby!!! Me and ...

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Confused

I don't want to be with my husband and we are divorcing. A lot of things happened in our marriage and I am far from innocent, but he was never a very good partner and in the end, after years of financial abuse, it turned to emotional abuse. The final straw was when that emotional abuse turned physical. Since filing ...

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Rant!

Anyone else get incredibly annoyed with their significant other all the time? For instance he just goes and takes a shower whenever he feels like it, no thought about it and I’m talking 30 plus minutes. I literally have to ask him to take a shower to make sure he will watch the baby. It is absolutely ridiculous to m...

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Nesting urges but no energy ..

Tell me I’m not the only one. I’m now on Mat leave and I absolutely have the urge to deep clean the house / batch cook loads of healthy meals / get baby girls room all ready but I’ll start for like 10 minutes and then be exhausted and feel light headed and then lie down for about an hour 🤣🤣

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Relationship coming to an end

Hi group, I’m just looking for some advice. Me and my partner have been together coming up 2 years. Things were great before I moved in with him then things went downhill, they picked up when I found out I was pregnant.. during my pregnancy things started to slip again and I noticed I was still doing everything, I w...

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Why would he say/do this?

So my BD all of sudden said he wanted another baby. Never mentioned it before and I remember him saying it's a good thing I got my tubes removed. I did it bc I took care of my daughter alone while he did whatever. I have my own place and car and he didn't help me with ny of that. Before( he said all rhat) we got i...

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