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

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ThisIsGreat · 26/05/2013 13:09

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!
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TattyDevine · 26/05/2013 13:19

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 · 26/05/2013 13:38

Ooh, good idea. Thanks!

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Alliwantisaroomsomewhere · 26/05/2013 14:17


Booyhoo · 26/05/2013 14:21

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 · 26/05/2013 14:22


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


VioletStar · 26/05/2013 14:25

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 · 26/05/2013 14:38

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


Mia4 · 26/05/2013 14:40

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 · 26/05/2013 14:41

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


Loulybelle · 26/05/2013 14:43

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 · 26/05/2013 14:44

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


tiredlateandup · 26/05/2013 15:01

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


ThisIsGreat · 26/05/2013 15:04

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!

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BeingAWifeIsNotForMe · 26/05/2013 16:04

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 · 26/05/2013 16:51

Wine and Flowers for you, ThisIsGreat, and may the sun keep shining for you.


Oldraver · 26/05/2013 16:56

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


ThisIsGreat · 26/05/2013 16:58

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

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Bobyan · 26/05/2013 17:03

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 · 26/05/2013 17:05

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 · 26/05/2013 17:05

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 · 26/05/2013 17:05

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 · 26/05/2013 17:53

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.

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Punkatheart · 26/05/2013 19:00

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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