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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:14 PM

The old saying goes, "A son's a son 'til he takes a wife. A daughter's a daughter the rest of...

...her life. "

As the mother of three grown sons, I have to agree. What's your experience ?

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Reply The old saying goes, "A son's a son 'til he takes a wife. A daughter's a daughter the rest of... (Original post)
agracie Feb 2013 OP
trof Feb 2013 #1
agracie Feb 2013 #2
we can do it Feb 2013 #5
trof Feb 2013 #6
femmocrat Feb 2013 #9
Tobin S. Feb 2013 #3
hedgehog Feb 2013 #4
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #8
mokawanis Feb 2013 #7

Response to agracie (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:38 PM

1. My married daughter is still my daughter.

No sons.

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Response to trof (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:47 PM

2. Once my son was married, he became a part of the wife's family. We became a distant second. n/t

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Response to agracie (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:56 PM

5. That's how my brother is - oh yeah and jeebus comes before us too...

Glad I drug his whiny little butt around with me all those years.

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Response to agracie (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:05 PM

6. I'm sorry. My son-in-law is 'our boy'.

He comes from a dysfunctional family.
Long story.

He began seeing our daughter when they were 15.
I use the term 'seeing' to mean that he was smitten, although they weren't allowed to date alone until they were 16.

I liked him the first moment I met him.
He hung out at our house a lot, and I was fine with that.
We were the family he wanted, not the one he had.

They lived together 'without benefit of clergy' as they say, while he was doing post-grad work, and I was OK with that. He told me he didn't want to marry until he could provide for my daughter.
Fair enough.

Eventually, the nuptials took place and I now have two really neat grandchildren.

I'm sorry you feel you've 'lost' a son.

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Response to agracie (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:53 PM

9. Same here.

He lives near her family though. And she has a big family that is always getting together.

I don't have a daughter, so I'm not sure. Among my siblings, my brother was actually the closest to my parents.

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Response to agracie (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. It's kind of that way in my family

My sister lives right around the corner from my folks and visits them or talks to them daily. I live 50 miles away and might see or talk to them once a month.

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Response to agracie (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:53 PM

4. I made damn sure my DIL knew she was wlecome and I was enchanted that

she married my son. I also made damn sure to give them space. So far, we get along fine.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:52 PM

8. You sound like my in laws

They're super.

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Response to agracie (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:43 PM

7. 2 daughters and 1 son

Both of our daughters spend more time with us than my son does...but I'm not complaining because all 3 of them live near us and we get to see them pretty regularly.

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