04-20-2010, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
| | Re: my husband left me 4 months pregnant
Originally Posted by turnera
I can only say that I see so much more these days, that people sometimes truly don't grow up. So they simply don't know how to accept responsibility, and only know how to hop from excitement to excitement, you know?
I really think that this generation is going to go through some major upheaval. In my day, lol, we had layaway, not credit cards, so we learned we had to wait for - and appreciate - what we ended up with.
We HAD to do well in school or our parents kicked our butts AFTER the teacher did; nowadays, the parents chew out the teachers for harming their little babies' feelings by saying they failed a test.
We had 3 channels on TV and no computer, VHS, DVD, or cell phone. So we read books. Or went outside and played with a jump rope. What a novel concept. But our parents would not dream of letting us sit in front of a TV or computer for more than 30 minutes a day. Today, people have a 30-minute attention span, if they're lucky. No wonder marriage seems so boring.
Then, we were ashamed if we didn't finish something we started. Today, you just leave a job if you don't like it; leave a relationship; leave your kids.
im part of the new generation i guess but i do feel you. my parents raised us the way you just described. they had their disagreements but they always stood by one another. they raised us to respect ourselves and others. i guess there are only a few people raised like me left out there. what is so sad is that his parents raised him good. he has a family that is absolutely great. and it breaks my heart to hear is mom apologise to me for her son acting the way he is. she blames herself for all this, but she raised him to respect women and to respect marriage. i dotn know what happened to all of it. i really do love him for him. the guy i married was great but the man you grew into over the years got better and now over the last 2 months i dontknow him. but i still see the real him when i look into his eyes so i knwo he is still hiding in there somewhere. ya knwo what i mean