Archive for February 2016

Are you angry at me? You're angry at me, I can tell: Abuse and mood-reading

Are you angry at me? You're angry at me, I can tell: Abuse and mood-reading
“Being abused can seriously affect your ability to distinguish between “not obviously pleased” and “obviously displeased” because abusers go from Neutral to Hostile for absolutely no discernible reason, and eventually you start worrying that everyone is going to be like that and you start feeling this urge to make absolutely sure that the people you... Read more »

Appendicitis or ovarian cyst? Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the hospital bill

I don’t think I can ever learn to love the ER bill. We haven’t gotten it yet, because we opted for “bill me later” since we’re still paying off the ungodly number of doctor and hospital visits last year that has taken up residence on our credit cards. We even hit the family out of... Read more »

Toxic "jokes"

Toxic "jokes"
Toxic parents seem to have this gift of explaining away their behavior, minimizing the impact it has on their children if someone brings it up. In this case–take toxic “jokes.” A toxic joke is a joke made at somebody’s expense–specifically to get a dig in at them (for whatever perverse reason). But, if you dare... Read more »
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We got a scammy mortgage letter in the mail

We got a letter from InterContinental Capital Group about a MIP reduction on our FHA mortgage, and it  looked official, but I assumed my husband already took care of it so I let my daughter draw on the papers. Then I took a closer look at it. Because your loan was originated on ____/2013, you... Read more »