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Oerdin
23-07-2005, 23:25:44
Since my mother died he's been in something of a funk. That's not surprising given that they were dating since my father was 17 and my mother was 16 and that this year my father turns 57. My mother died last year when he was 56.

The point is he is pulling out of his funk and his taken up several new hobbies. My sister and I have been trying to get him to do so for several months now, however, he has been in something of a depression and has had a bit of a drinking problem. He had lived for so long with my mother in his life that he didn't know what to do without her. I'm afraid he took to the bottle.

Things are finally looking up however. He has virtually stopped drinking, he has started dating again, he has taken up DIY home repair, and he has began jogging for the first time in 20 years. I was very pleased to see he was taking his new lady friend to the movies today. I feel that this is much healthier then moping around and drinking to much because he is depressed.

I know it is never easy to get over the lose of a spouse especially when a couple has been together for 40 years. I am very proud to see my father is finally making some positive changes in his life and I wish him all the best.

alsieboo
23-07-2005, 23:50:58
Sounds like he's really doing well, I'm proud as well and I don't even know him!

protein
23-07-2005, 23:54:26
:beer: Good news.

paiktis22
24-07-2005, 00:34:56
If he has problems with the home repair stuff he can ask laz.

self biased
24-07-2005, 00:37:02
excellent.

Debaser
24-07-2005, 00:42:46
Self Biased earlier:
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/entertainment/0302/gallery.simpsons.characters/gallery.mr.burns.jpg

Good stuff with your dad...

Oerdin
24-07-2005, 01:39:53
You know I must laugh at him sometimes when I realize he hasn't been dating for 40 years. However, i sometimes think about how things have changed over tht time period and feel sorry for him. It's like a whole other world.

I think he will do all right though if he wants to.

Kitsuki
24-07-2005, 01:45:27
Good on your dad! :beer:

Venom
24-07-2005, 01:51:53
I'm not glad he's stopped drinking. That sucks.

Oerdin
24-07-2005, 02:04:00
I am. He drank to much.

Oerdin
24-07-2005, 02:28:02
Tonight was good. I went over today to dad's place and cooked some steaks. I wraped them in tin foil, put in salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, and a bit of butter. Very good. I know he liked it to since he told me. Not bad at all.

mr.G
24-07-2005, 03:15:53
:beer: :beer: sounds like a cool dad, maybe he may date my mum.

Greg W
24-07-2005, 04:05:09
Jeese, I was out of it for 12 years, and that was hard enough. 40 years takes some doing. Good on him. :beer:

Kitsuki
24-07-2005, 09:54:51
Especially when its not that they just broke up - must be so hard dating, when he will no doubt always love your mum. :(

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-07-2005, 10:05:36
Originally posted by Oerdin
You know I must laugh at him sometimes when I realize he hasn't been dating for 40 years. However, i sometimes think about how things have changed over tht time period and feel sorry for him. It's like a whole other world.



Book him in for a "Back, crack & sac".