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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:58 PM
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My first, gut reaction to reading the phone convo is that she cheated on you.

then I thought about it a minute and decided that I am probably right.
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My first wife and I really didn't have anything in common (well one thing but we were young) My second wife is great as we both work in the lawn trade her in an office and me my own company, so we can vent at each other and we understand what the other is going through.
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you guys do know the thread was started in february ?..........2010 ?
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I enjoy meeting the parents, but once they interfere with my life it gets really annoying. I eventually see them the same way I see my annoying customers.

A lot of girls I've been with have been beautiful, but come from a family of lazy underachievers and I don't like to be judged by those who are too lazy to better themselves for their family and who are nowhere as fortunate as me with my efforts. Basically, the in-laws can live in filth, save money by using generators instead of paying for electricity etc... the list goes on, and I don't mind as long as they don't judge me.

My ex's mother judged me one time, so I told her exactly why her career choice is failing and it really hit home. You can't be in real estate and live in a home with holes in the roof, broken windows and half of a garage door for 10+ years - with a mailbox stapled to a "For Sale" sign.
Also, she is barely able to speak English or French. She can drive around to meet her potential clients with no bumpers and plenty of visible rust. If she took a few minutes out of her day to maintain her own property, I would have no problem and would have shut my mouth - she'd be making an effort!!!!

Another reason why my ex would have left me is because I despised her family. At first I loved to help out and bond, then it became full time because they weren't able to do anything on their own.

I guess telling my ex, "I hate your family and I don't want them in my life, while raging on about how easy it would be for them to change their lives for the better" wouldn't be too good!

1. Sell the god damn house, even if you don't profit.
2. Rent out an apartment
3. Use the now excess funds you are now gaining to help your family buy a new car, and be able to eat breakfast lunch and dinner for the rest of your lives.

They want to stay in the house for sentimental value, but it'll most likely kill them. The roof has been caved in for years, and they even have holes in the ceiling of their home... with no interest in fixing it

The father is the only real supporter with a job, but he's offering outdated products (about 15 years behind in his market/field).

If you want to sell me a Walkman, I will slap you. Try selling me 1000 year old desktop computer for double the price of a new fully featured computer, I will bury you.

To me, family is important. The girl I end up with has to have a great family because I have a lot to offer - Unfortunately this was not the case.


The perfect woman should know how to use a trimmer and enjoy being covered in mud and grass on a daily basis. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK FOR?!?!?!

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Scott you are the man and as your business grows, you are going to be beating the women back with a line trimmer
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