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    We have a single friend, and DH says the friend spends much of his time watching porn. DH thinks this is a big reason why he doesn't have a partner; unrealistic ideas about women and not a good sense of how to interact with a real one.
    And if you combine a bad relationship with a mother, you'll have the ingredients for a man to see a woman as an instrument, and therefore, can't properly talk with them, and if they actually manage to do it, it's all with a single objective in mind. Those who manage to actually talk and get what they want, will discard the person afterward, which leads woman to be cautious, other's to simply exploit it, to get money and leave. This later fact, will make those who can't get them, justify their choice of not even trying. Pornography is much more destructive than many think it is. Combining this with a world where people are more self-centered than ever, you get a lot of people without relationships, and that, to me, will be a big problem in the near future. Japan, Italy and Portugal, are the ones with the bigger problem statistics say.

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    I still have to get into the Xfinity store to see about what I can do to reduce my home internet costs.

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    PJ I think sometimes its just as simple that many young men today are afraid of women for various reasons. Much easier to view porn than do the scary stuff like getting to know someone and go from there.

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    Yesterday was payday and I threw a nice chunk into savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Yesterday was payday and I threw a nice chunk into savings.
    Way to go!

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    Very nice, Tradd!

    I spent yesterday on the phone with my auto insurance carrier to see if we could bundle homeowners insurance with them. Long story short - YES!! Will be saving almost $250/year on that as well as a bonus reduction on the auto insurance for bundling - about another $150!!
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    That’s great, Happy!

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    I’ve been hanging my laundry to dry. We’ll see if that makes any impact on the electric bill. I have an electric dryer. I do a couple of loads of clothes a week, plus maybe a couple more for towels/bedding, depending on the given week.

    I will NOT give up using the dishwasher. I despise doing dishes. Always have. Using the DW keeps me eating at home, so o consider it necessary to bring frugal. LOL.

    Reducing my long hot baths to an hour (instead of the current two hours- I’m not kidding!) would also help with the gas bill. My heat continues to be set at 60. But the weather is going to be in the mid to high 50s for at least the next week (except for a day or two), so I might just turn it off.

    My car’s ac broke last spring. Shop confirmed it was totally out of refrigerant last fall when in the shop for something else. They couldn’t fit it as it takes a newer kind of refrigerant/machine they don’t have. I hate being hot but I think I’m going to go another summer without ac in the car. Most of my commute is at least 45 mph so I just roll down the windows for the breeze, go faster when I can, and keep cold water to drink on me. I’m just cheap and can’t be bothered to spend the money on the repair now!

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    Oh thats funny, I would much rather do dishes than hang laundry.

    there are times when I drape household laundry on our deck because it dries so quickly up here on a hill with wind blowing. But, not often.

    I have never used the dishwasher in my condo.
    I am not a serious person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Oh thats funny, I would much rather do dishes than hang laundry.

    there are times when I drape household laundry on our deck because it dries so quickly up here on a hill with wind blowing. But, not often.

    I have never used the dishwasher in my condo.
    I have a drying rack in the corner of the kitchen.

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