Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, May 15, 2017

DIVORCE

Question Of The Week 5-15-17

What’s the toughest decision you ever made?


Divorcing my children's father in 1975 was a tough decision, but turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

To quit smoking now 26 years ago and like you it was the best one I ever made.


Telling my adult daughter that it was time she and her son made the move to independence.


I haven't really made one. All decisions have seemed obvious

Leaving my corporate job when an exit package was offered to everyone having a certain number of years service. I didn't have to go, but wanted to return to school - I wrestled with that one for weeks!

I am groot.

PS: Thanks for your funny comment. Honestly, I don't have a toughest decision. But loved the Groot comment you left me today

Not really sure. Work related one is handing in my notice at the restaurant I worked in when my children were young. The manager was awful to me. I had applied to do a foundation degree course but was waiting for the offer. One night I had just had enough and did it. Never looked back even though my Dad couldn't understand why I wanted to do that when I was married with a family! Luckily my husband agreed with me

leaving the city where i grew up - the best and toughest decision


Turning down a management position. It was the right decision as I was able to give time to my family as usual. Be a manager would have take a lot of my time and energy.


Kicking my 19 year old son out of the house when he refused to work. He was sleeping all day and playing video games all night. It broke my heart. But it did the intended. He is now working full time, living on his own and doing great.


Not sure. Possibly leaving work - but that decision was forced on me.


Leaving my position as an officer in a bank, a job that I loved but paid nothing, for an entry level job at a power company that paid 75% more. It was the right move. 

Toughest was probably forcing myself to talk to my ex when we were still married and telling him how I couldn't take anymore and he had to leave. We both cried. He left. We're friends now, but he has mental health issues along with other problems and I walked on eggshells far too long.

Oh! Where do I start?

Getting out of bed this morning... :)


There have been many. Some were work-related and some personal. They must have been right because I am happy where I am now (Rob)


Oh my so many. Adoption. Decisions with my parents. Personal ones that I can't discuss etc
The first I think was deciding not to pursue my major in drama in college and going for something more solid like teaching. I was not pretty enough for an acting career, but I think I could have honed my talent. I don't regret the decision as I do not have personal strength for all the rejection. Other's followed, of course.









21 comments:

  1. Divorcing my children's father in 1975 was a tough decision, but turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

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  2. To quit smoking now 26 years ago and like you it was the best one I ever made.

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  3. Telling my adult daughter that it was time she and her son made the move to independence.

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  4. I haven't really made one. All decisions have seemed obvious

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  5. Leaving my corporate job when an exit package was offered to everyone having a certain number of years service. I didn't have to go, but wanted to return to school - I wrestled with that one for weeks!

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    1. PS: Thanks for your funny comment. Honestly, I don't have a toughest decision. But loved the Groot comment you left me today.

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  7. Not really sure. Work related one is handing in my notice at the restaurant I worked in when my children were young. The manager was awful to me. I had applied to do a foundation degree course but was waiting for the offer. One night I had just had enough and did it. Never looked back even though my Dad couldn't understand why I wanted to do that when I was married with a family! Luckily my husband agreed with me.

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  8. leaving the city where i grew up - the best and toughest decision

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    1. Turning down a management position. It was the right decision as I was able to give time to my family as usual. Be a manager would have take a lot of my time and energy.

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  9. Kicking my 19 year old son out of the house when he refused to work. He was sleeping all day and playing video games all night. It broke my heart. But it did the intended. He is now working full time, living on his own and doing great.

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  10. Not sure. Possibly leaving work - but that decision was forced on me.

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  11. Leaving my position as an officer in a bank, a job that I loved but paid nothing, for an entry level job at a power company that paid 75% more. It was the right move.

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  12. Toughest was probably forcing myself to talk to my ex when we were still married and telling him how I couldn't take anymore and he had to leave. We both cried. He left. We're friends now, but he has mental health issues along with other problems and I walked on eggshells far too long.

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  13. Oh! Where do I start?

    Getting out of bed this morning... :)

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  14. There have been many. Some were work-related and some personal. They must have been right because I am happy where I am now (Rob)

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  15. Oh my so many. Adoption. Decisions with my parents. Personal ones that I can't discuss etc.

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  16. The first I think was deciding not to pursue my major in drama in college and going for something more solid like teaching. I was not pretty enough for an acting career, but I think I could have honed my talent. I don't regret the decision as I do not have personal strength for all the rejection. Other's followed, of course.

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  17. More recently to stay where i am instead of ditching everything n moving to Florida where I would hardly see my kids, but I reserve the right to change my mind anytime!

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  18. One big fat personal one that I cannot share here. One that I still regret from time to time some one dozen plus years later.

    I Are Writer!

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  19. There have been plenty of tough ones, and I'm not going to list them. I lived through them, learned from them, and I'm still here, Yeehaw!

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