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Dating under the influence

Call it one of life’s lessons: outside influences should not impact your relationship. Some of us had to learn the hard way. Like the time you over shared something about what was happening and it backfired on you.

We all have well meaning friends and relatives who want what is best for us. Sometimes they may get a little carried away and interfere, which actually could make things a lot worse. You could end up getting bad advice from someone who really should not have been able to influence your decisions or behavior at all.

Have you ever been influenced by people to make certain dating or relationship decisions?

How much do you share and how much do you keep close to the vest?

Would you ever dump someone because they were not liked by people in your circle?

One of my friends is seeing a woman that does not get along with his best friend. It is starting to become a problem because the best friend and girlfriend clash a lot. This leaves him sort of stuck in the middle. What would you do in this situation? Play peacemaker or keep them apart?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures In Atlanta Dating Blog

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Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
10:26 am

I know I have had blinders on before…nobody to blame but myself.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:29 am

Reio:
I wish I was at home now, but I fought the sleepiness and came on in. Of course my employees don’t know this. You know your name reminds me of Rio all suite hotel casino in Vegas it boast the best seafood buffett in Vegas and it is.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:34 am

Leggs:
Sleep deprived yep.

ITL:
Those back stabbers.

kimmie

August 10th, 2011
10:36 am

Morning Gang!

I’ve always tried to keep my business to myself. I learned early on not to tell close friends and family anything, especially family. There was this guy that was “planning” on doing me dirty in high school. I got wind of it and dumped him. Running my mouth and told my older sister, who worked at a local college. Lo and behold, he was a senior and had applied there. My sister talked about him to some of her coworkers who worked in admissions. Bingo, his acceptance and scholarship they were going to offer him vanished. Dang, he was a dog but I didn’t mean for it to go that far! He ended up going somewhere bigger & better anyway so it worked out all good. But that’s when I realized my family played it kinda gansta!LOL!! Anyway, any guy I dealt with had to be somebody I could be proud to bring around family.

As for friends, I’ve always kept them out, but a few tried to come to their own conclusions looking from the outside. All up in the koolaid and didn’t know the flavor. I love em, but they still got the hand.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:37 am

Purple you know that is a key component, if she fit in the circle of influence there’s no need for anybody to comment negatively.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
10:37 am

♥ ♥ ♥ Ooooh, I think I missed a blog romance. Leggs, BF…is there something you’d like to share with the rest of the class??? ♥ ♥ ♥

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
10:43 am

Yep, class dismissed.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
10:45 am

Blackfoote, exactly. I don’t put anyone in my business or entertain someone speaking on my relationships. I am very family oriented, there is not a day that goes by that I do not see a family member so that person has to fit in the circle and become part of it.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
10:46 am

Rut ro. I’m putting myself in timeout for speaking out in class without raising my hand. :(

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:46 am

LOL…..@Leggs and ITL

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
10:50 am

Rut ro?>> Is that Scobby Doo?

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:52 am

ITL:
LOL…..Leggs done dis-missed me like Sargent Carter. Us big dogs hang out under the stairs, you leave time out alone and join me…..LOL

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
10:56 am

That’s good Leggs you picked up on that, I must say y’all some sharp women.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
10:58 am

Woohoo! I’m freeeee! :)

Slide over, BF. I brought us some binoculars to get a better view of the action in the blog room.

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
10:58 am

Hmmmmm…not sharp cuz I picked up on Scooby Doo. Just let’s me know my long-term memory is still working (LOL).

Lovely Brown

August 10th, 2011
10:59 am

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
11:01 am

It is Scooby Doo. And speaking of, what do y’all think was REALLY going on in the Mystery Machine?? I mean, we all know Shaggy was 420 all the time and that’s why he had the munchies. But Fred, Daphne, and Velma…. hmmmmm…..

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
11:01 am

Actually, I told a story. It’s not Scooby Doo. It’s Astro from the Jetsons.

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:01 am

Three Words Daily – Speak *your* prophecy.

The words that you speak today will be your prophecy for your tomorrow.

That being said, you better be damned certain that you are speaking positive things into your life and the lives of those around you. {More…}

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:02 am

Run Report – No run for me this morning. I *had* to go to the grocery store. I was out of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fitness starts from the inside out.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
11:08 am

Sexy Cool, LOL yeah okay

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:09 am

To the topic:

This is again one of those things where as I learned better and did better.

As I aged, matured, grew into my own person, starting caring less about others’ opinions – not saying that some opinions don’t have value, stopped trying to analyze my partner’s every move, started communicating with my partner about our issues, ish in relationships got a heckuva lot easier.

Now, I share *some* of the good. Very, very, very little of the not so good. Other folks have longer memories about the bad in your relationship and have little stake in forgiving, repairing and moving past injuries or slights, real or imagined.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
11:09 am

SC, I took a quick scan through the three words daily blog. Really good stuff – I’m going to check out the archives when I have more time. Thanks for sharing.

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:13 am

Purp – Seriously though, I drove to work yesterday with the full intention of going on the way home. However, when I pulled in to the Kroger parking lot, there were way too many doggone cars in the parking lot. I didn’t want to wear out the last nerve that I had left this morning and since I am on pace to meet my minutes/miles for the week, I do not feel at all bad about not running this morning.

Especially since it would have profited me little to get out and run this morning and head to the vending machine this afternoon because I didn’t have my apple and banana for the day.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
11:14 am

Sexy Cool, you need off days anyway. I start back tomorrow doing recovery runs.

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:14 am

I didn’t want to wear out the last nerve that I had left….yesterday, that is…

Simple Man......

August 10th, 2011
11:14 am

13 Days and Counting……..
On topic…..Simple Man’s rules for dating…..

#1 Keep all of your business to yourself
# 2 Limit the number or don’t in all relationships….
# 3 KEEP ALL OF YOUR BUSINESS TO YOURSELF!!!!!

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
11:16 am

Astro from the Jetsons. I don’t remember that. Hell, there goes my theory on my long-term memory!

Cold cut artist of the day = Guy! Just called and correctly guessed, but I’m not eligible to win for another month!

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:16 am

Thanks, ITL. I try…

Purp – you are absolutely right. Today is my first day not running in ten days.

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
11:18 am

404 741 1075 for those interested.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
11:22 am

Sexy Cool, wow why every day?

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
11:23 am

My report is somewhat dismal. I did 2 walking miles yesterday in 29.38. Didn’t walk this past weekend. Well, I walked around two malls looking for back to school clothes for my big rugrat.

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:24 am

Well, I’m only running two very slow miles, first of all. Secondly, I have a goal that I am working to get to before I start shopping for a dress.

kimmie

August 10th, 2011
11:27 am

My report is okay. I’m walking, not running the plan. But I’ve been doing it and feeling very good.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
11:28 am

Wow, so that’s YOUR blog, SC? Excellent.

Good morning, Simp. ;)

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:30 am

(lol) – yep…that’s me.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
11:30 am

As long as you ladies are in motion is all that matters for now :) Sexy Cool don’t plateau and get stuck short of your weight goal..running every day can do that to you

Simple Man......

August 10th, 2011
11:31 am

Morning ITL…..Hope you are doing well today :)

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

I have a couple of others as well. Mostly about nothing. I don’t like to do *too* much self-promotion on Wise’s spot. :)

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:33 am

Purp – I’ve recently added a few days a week of strength training.

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
11:36 am

when I pulled in to the Kroger parking lot, there were way too many doggone cars in the parking lot

SC, you give me the courage to share this of which i am most ashamed. on more than one occasion i have driven into and immediately out of the publix parking lot simply because i couldn’t find a “desirable” space.

judge me if you will.

:blush:

LOL

SexyCool

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

LOL – czB. Girl, I was in the West End. I just didn’t want to deal with all them folk INSIDE the store. I just decided to come back when I knew I could beat the EBT card carrying and baby-hollering crowd.

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

LOL@CanalZone tsk tsk tsk

kimmie

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

Brat – Done the same thing.

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
11:42 am

A “desirable” parking space…that is funny. Never thought about it.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
11:50 am

“EBT card carrying and baby-hollering crowd”.
That is funny, what does EBT stand for.

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Electronic Benefits Transfer…

Mr_NYC

August 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

EBT is Eats Beer & Tobacco

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

Well I’ll be I would have never guessed, I liked the old term “Food Stamps”…..LOL

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

You can get so much more than food with an EBT…