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    [–] husband made me cry with his Valentine's "gift" sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    The rolling pin and book money were probably nice, but I bet you remember that speech he gave about how much he appreciates you for a looooooong time.

    [–] [Offer] sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in RandomKindness

    Cool! I really don't need washcloths but when my daughter graduates high school, she'll need them for her own place! I'm DM you!

    [–] [Offer] sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in RandomKindness

    I'm not picky on colors but I'm allergic to Lanolin, so I can't have anything made out of wool. Got any non-wool knit washcloths?

    [–] I moved to a new city without telling my NFamily! sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in LifeAfterNarcissism

    No problem! You could also get a PO box if you can afford it that way no one can give out your physical address. After growing up with abusers, I don't believe in being too paranoid.

    [–] Does body odor change as you age? sarahdalrymple 5 points ago in AskWomenOver30

    Your personal scent can change for a lot of reasons. Diabetes, age, hormonal changes, health conditions, etc. Nothing wrong with wearing antiperspirant and/or deodorant if need it!

    [–] I’m sick of parents telling teens to not have sex, instead of educating them about safe sex. sarahdalrymple 2 points ago in TrueOffMyChest

    Middle of nowhere Texas in the 90s. Give you an idea of how small, my graduating class was all of 40 people. Sex Ed? What sex ed? Closest we got was a literal description of how bees pollinate flowers. I had to learn everything from my now husband.

    [–] I moved to a new city without telling my NFamily! sarahdalrymple 3 points ago in LifeAfterNarcissism

    Word of advice: if you have a landline phone, make sure that number is UNLISTED. Also make sure you register your phone number(s) on the do not call registry so you don't get hounded by telemarketers!

    [–] 300+ lbs man who just completed his first "cardio workout" in over 2 years. I am already burning out and need motivation! What do I do to keep it going? sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in Advice

    Congrats on the baby! You might want to try doing something less intimidating to start. Go for a walk, even if it's just a short one. Walk every day, and when it feels the walk isn't as strenuous, go for a longer walk! And then longer ones until you can walk several miles without getting winded easily. Then start jogging. Short distances at first, just like you did with walking, and repeat the increasing distances just like you did for walking. You won't lose weight fast, but it's proven that if you lose weight slowly over a long period of time, you are much more likely to keep it off then if you lose it quickly.

    I also recommend the LoseIt! App if you have a smartphone because you can track your calories and exercise every day, as well as weight. I use AR games such as Pokemon Go because I'm much more likely to do my walks if I have a fun game to keep me going! If you have a game console, you might look into some of the 'move' type games so you can have fun and get some kind of workout at home if gyms intimidate you.

    Another good motivator is the YMCA if you have one in your area. They usually have pools (great for resistance workouts + less stressful on the joints!), a circuit room and a weight room. It's usually cheaper than a typical gym membership and they have various work out classes!

    [–] I (23M) want to break up with my girlfriend (21F) but her brother just passed away and I don't know what to do sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in relationship_advice

    I've been married for 18 years, and I can tell you that in long term relationships, love is not a contant roaring fire with fireworks and tingly feelings all the way down to your toes. Wandering eyes and minds are not uncommon either. But you have to sit down and really think about this: You admit you still care for your current girlfriend and it sounds like she still cares about you. Are you willing to risk throwing away what you two have built together for a girl that might not know you exist, much less like you at all? Because 9 out of 10 times when a guy leaves a girl to try things out with someone new and it doesn't work out, the first girl isn't going to let you back into her life. Reverse the situation even. Girl breaks up with you because she's lusting after another guy. Guy #2 rejects her, and she comes back, begging to be let back into your life. Would you be willing to risk getting heart broken again?

    [–] My NMom is having serious surgery, coming to stay sarahdalrymple 3 points ago in raisedbynarcissists

    I would at least try. She's on disability and unable to care for herself. Worst they can say is no, which means you no worse off than you are right now!

    [–] I (23M) want to break up with my girlfriend (21F) but her brother just passed away and I don't know what to do sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in relationship_advice

    It sounds to be that you've slid out of the 'honeymoon' phase of the relationship. You might want to just wait a few weeks and just try being romantic with her and support her as she grieves for her brother and see if the emotions come back, or if they are still there but have just toned down to embers instead of roaring flames. If they are truly gone, then let her down gently. If they've just toned down a bit, that's perfectly normal as relationships grow and change.

    [–] My NMom is having serious surgery, coming to stay sarahdalrymple 3 points ago in raisedbynarcissists

    Have you considered putting her into a long term care facility? She's already on disability, she might qualify for a government paid care facility.

    [–] I overcame my fear and went to school sarahdalrymple 4 points ago in CongratsLikeImFive

    Congrats on facing your fear. Glad nothing bad happened!

    [–] Happy Valentine's sarahdalrymple 2 points ago in funny

    Hey at least they remembered protection in case they get lucky!

    [–] I broke up with an ex in the lamest way possible, then I get to date his best friend sarahdalrymple 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in confession

    You were only 13 and didn't have the life experience then that you do now. Just take a deep breath and let it go. You can't change the past, so don't let it haunt you!

    Edit: thank you for the silver! Never expected to get one!

    [–] Is giving out chocolate on Valentine's Day even a real thing? sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    It's a thing, but it's more important to get your SO what they like instead of just chocolates because of tradition. I prefer a box of conversation hearts or a bag of Smarties over chocolates.

    [–] I broke up with an ex in the lamest way possible, then I get to date his best friend sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in confession

    I see no reason to be ashamed. The guy was taking advantage of you and was trying to force you to have seen against your wishes. Dumping him was a really smart thing to do!

    [–] Sharing my story sarahdalrymple 2 points ago in survivorsofabuse

    Went call you that because then I'd have to call myself one too! I cackled when I told my husband how the step father died. I don't know if it was from relief that I never have to be afraid of him anymore or from the irony that he died with no one to help him, when I had no one willing to help me when I was a kid!

    [–] Ladies, how did you get rid of adult onset breakouts? sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in AskWomen

    I found out I had PCOS. Going on medication for it has done wonders for my acne problems!

    [–] [Foolery] Send palentines and earn a badge! sarahdalrymple 1 points ago in Wishlist

    I would be honored to be your neighbor, neighbor!