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AIBU to consider this too passive-aggressive for Facebook and put it here instead?

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ThisIsGreat Sun 26-May-13 13:09:13

Potential status updates I have considered posting today and decided against because they are clearly passive-aggressive and far too personal:

Happy 3-year single-mum-iversary to meeeeeeee!

It's my 3-year single-versary! Who's going to take me out? Eligible bachelors, please form an orderly queue.

Celebrating 3 years of having the wool pulled from my eyes!

If your husband seems like a wanker, it's probably because he is.

It's the May bank holiday plus half term - must be my single-mum-anniversary.

Celebrating the 3-year anniversary of the weekend when my life imploded!

If your life is going to implode, avoid the May bank holiday - nobody will have time to watch you cry.

It's my 3-year single mum anniversary - celebrate with me by
1) not rolling your eyes and changing the subject when one of your single-parent friends briefly refers to the fact that all is not hunky-dory.
2) inviting a single-parent friend on a night out/over to dinner.
3) asking a single-parent friend how they are and meaning it.

I'm really not bitter. It was just a very difficult weekend three years ago.

Phew, that feels better!

TattyDevine Sun 26-May-13 13:19:31

Gosh you must feel like you have come such a long way!

Well done you, you are brave and strong

What a shit time for the world to explode hey.

I suggest a bottle of Champagne all to yourself! wine

ThisIsGreat Sun 26-May-13 13:38:47

Ooh, good idea. Thanks!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 26-May-13 14:17:28


Booyhoo Sun 26-May-13 14:21:55

well done you! and FWIW you dont sound bitter. you sound very happy to be 3 years on from a shit relationship. happy singleversary! grin and i do like your sense of humour.

if it makes you feel any better i have recently had to restrain myself from asking everyone on my FB to please find me someone to shag blush

themaltesecat Sun 26-May-13 14:22:09


Don't know any single mums (apart from my own!), but think you sound great and not at all bitter.

VioletStar Sun 26-May-13 14:25:54

I like the one telling single men to form a queue. You sound really together and not bitter. Well done and happy singleversary flowers

BiscuitMillionaire Sun 26-May-13 14:38:57

Look back, see how far you've come, and enjoy the view.

Mia4 Sun 26-May-13 14:40:19

Congrats, I suggest a bottle of wine and friends and if any status the single men one or something along the lines of 'happy third year of happiness, hope and ditching the crap to me*

SirBoobAlot Sun 26-May-13 14:41:08

You don't sound bitter smile Happy three year singleversary! A bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and an awesome film for you tonight grin

Loulybelle Sun 26-May-13 14:43:44

Its my 4 yr singleversary soon, gonna be breaking out the So Co, because the ex is a twat and thank fuck im not with him.

Your doing well, and enjoy it, you can learn alot about yourself in 3 years.

Punkatheart Sun 26-May-13 14:44:18

From one single mum (two years) to another. Good for you and may your future be bright.

tiredlateandup Sun 26-May-13 15:01:27

Was about to 'like' your status - then remembered I'm not on fb. Congratulations! (From another (newly) single mother)) grin

ThisIsGreat Sun 26-May-13 15:04:13

Awww, thank you all! You are all lovely! Don't think I could have coped with any harsh replies. Certainly don't feel very together, so it's nice to know I can fake it. grin

Booyhoo - I so know what you mean!

BeingAWifeIsNotForMe Sun 26-May-13 16:04:34

H updates his facebook status this week, end of relationship, date etc.

I wonder would it be awwwwfuly wrong of me to like it? grin

MostPeopleAreMad Sun 26-May-13 16:51:59

wine and flowers for you, ThisIsGreat, and may the sun keep shining for you.

Oldraver Sun 26-May-13 16:56:11

How about ..three years in the light, three years since the clouds lifted...tha tkind of thing

ThisIsGreat Sun 26-May-13 16:58:55

Being - yes, do it. I thought about 'liking' my own when I did it.

Bobyan Sun 26-May-13 17:03:51

If your husband seems like a wanker, it's probably because he is.

This is probably my entire posting history summed up in one line. OP you rock.

Booyhoo Sun 26-May-13 17:05:02

i'll be 3 years free in august. i think you have inspired me to embrace it and celebrate it and if i feel like it- post a status saying so.

also, i dont think anyone woud have given you a harsh reply. and if they did then they dont deserve to be on your friends list. smile

Souredstones Sun 26-May-13 17:05:18

Congratulations! I have been where you are and when you pause and look back its hard to believe at times how far you've come.

Glass of bubbles, and a cuddle with the kids is a prize worth having in this kind of situation!

pinkballetflats Sun 26-May-13 17:05:22

Happy single-versery!!! I'd FB it...not PA at all (but perhaps not if ex/ex family members can see your feed)

Shoes!!! Go buy some shoes with killer heels!

ThisIsGreat Sun 26-May-13 17:53:35

Ooh, thought of another one:

After 3 years as a single mum you really know who your friends are. Hint: if you're thinking 'not again' or 'yawn', it's not you.

Punkatheart Sun 26-May-13 19:00:37

I found a photo of my daughter in my office today and I suddenly felt such a powerful sense of emotion and rush of love. Pure happiness. I have a lot of problems that he has dumped me with but in so many ways, I am rich. So are you and all these single mothers here. I raise a glass to you all. Now where's that photocopier so I can copy my bottom? Cheers!

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