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View Poll Results: Are you single or living with family?
Single (Not married, no kids) 64 19.22%
Single parent (not married with kids) 13 3.90%
Married (married without kids) 49 14.71%
Married with kids 147 44.14%
I live with my boyfriend/girlfriend 37 11.11%
I live with my parents or other family member 23 6.91%
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11-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
Wife2Crohns
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Single/married/kids??? Please answer

I am very curious to know what everyone else's family situations are. Are you single, living alone? Are you a single parent? Married with kids? Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

Hubby and I are married with two girls.

just wondering! Thank you!
11-22-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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I'm married. No kids but several pets. We got married years before I got sick, had a bit of a rough patch when I was initially ill but are doing fine now. My brother also currently lives with us but he's moving out very soon.
11-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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I am married with two kids, ages 10 and 12. I was diagnosed after I had kids, although I can trace my symptoms back to when I was in college. I'm glad, though, that things didn't start to get really bad until the kids were no longer toddlers. My husband has been really great through this whole thing, but I feel like a sense of helplessness is starting to get to him.
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11-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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Thank you. Our girls are 3 and 9 months We have pets too. Horses and goats and dogs and piggy too No real inside animals though.
11-22-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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I'm married with 2 kids 5 & 2 a stepson 15 and 2 dogs. I didn't get sick til after i had kids luckily but it was hard work with them when I was, all good now though!!
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11-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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Married, with one daughter. I was fortunate that I did not have to wait long for my wife to see what Crohn's could do - I wanted her to know what she was getting into. Keeping the night shift for a new born wasn't exactly the healthiest choice I have ever made. Glad that I did it, wouldn't volunteer to go through it again though!
11-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #7
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You don't have divorced on there.
I'm divorced with 2 kids, boy 17 and girl 20
My daughter's at Uni, my son at College.
I am in a relationship but don't live with him, yet!
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11-22-2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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I'm engaged, and he has 2 kids who we live with. Tom's 11 and Emily just turned 6. In a weird twist of fate, his ex wife lives with us too. Everyone looks at me weird, but it really works for us (for now...lol).
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11-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #9
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I'm in a relationshipish. (is that a word?) But we just ignore each other. Divorced. No children. Too old now!

Dating? OMG the thought...shudder.
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11-22-2011, 03:28 PM   #10
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I am engaged and living with my fiance. We're too young for kids, but have a miniature schnauzer puppy that is more than enough right now lol
11-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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I am married with 2boys 7 & 12.
Got the first part of my diagnosis this year, UC, Crohns being investigated, and am so grateful the boys are old enough to sort themselves out when I am not feeling well(most of the time)
Hubby does fab although has a hissy fit every now and then. Cant blame him really. A lot of the time he does everything at home.
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11-22-2011, 03:35 PM   #12
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You don't have divorced on there.
I'm divorced with 2 kids, boy 17 and girl 20
My daughter's at Uni, my son at College.
I am in a relationship but don't live with him, yet!
Then you would be a single parent, right?
11-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #13
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I'm in a relationshipish. (is that a word?) But we just ignore each other. Divorced. No children. Too old now!

Dating? OMG the thought...shudder.
Ha! I second your dating *shudder*. I am so glad I am married so I don't have to deal with all the dating drama.
thank you for your reply
11-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #14
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Married, with one daughter. I was fortunate that I did not have to wait long for my wife to see what Crohn's could do - I wanted her to know what she was getting into. Keeping the night shift for a new born wasn't exactly the healthiest choice I have ever made. Glad that I did it, wouldn't volunteer to go through it again though!
So, you took care of the baby while your wife was sick? Did I get that right?
11-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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I was married to the father of my son. We got married very young and I found out he was cheating on me the entire time, he'd go out and leave our 9 month old with me and get wasted come home hung over or throwing up the expected me to take care of him all day. I started becoming symptomatic right before he left and he made fun of me for it(made fun of my bloody stools and mocked my stomache pain and told me I as faking) Christas Day I woke up and he took everything with him(including my sons diapers) and moved out. Found out later he moved in with another girl... >:/ It took us a long time to be civil for the sake of our son.

I now live with and engaged to a wonderful man. We started dating when my son was 18 months old so he has basically grown up with him. I got really sick abouta year into our relationship and he stood by me. When I was in the hospital he would spend the night with me. He goes to every doctors appointment with me and is my main support system. He is an amazing person and I'm lucky to have him. The best part is he rubs my back every night before bed because he knows it helps me sleep and makes my tummy feel better. My son over the past two years(when I was the most sick) learned to become very independant. He'll ask me for food and drinks but he will play quietly if he notices I've fallen asleep on the couch.

So in short I am engaged living with my fiance with a 5 year old son.
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11-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #16
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i live with my boyfriend of 6 years, would love a baby in 2012!
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11-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #17
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@lookame;
We've all gotta get it wrong at least once to appreciate the good one! HA! So glad to hear you have someone supportive too. Thanks for your post =)

@littlefreebird;
Yay! for babies! I took a look at your FB profile, 'go big or go home' is something we say out here in Colorado. I LOVE IT!
Thank you for your post =)
11-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #18
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Oooh! I'm from Golden Colorado!!!! Hiya!!! (yes, I'm a long way from home)

Yes, the more I see of the supportive spouses and significant other halfs I see on here, the more I question what the *&% I'm doing.
11-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #19
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Single and living at home with my mum step dad and sister, And got a funny feeling thats the way things are going to be staying for the foreseeable future haha
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11-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #20
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Martin....only you are holding yourself back..cause you is one handsome young man. And frankly, I think you are selling yourself short. If I were your age, I'd be happy to go out with you. And I think once you are past the court case, you are going to relax a bit, and then...just when you least expect it.....Thats my hope for you!!
11-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #21
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@robbo87
It's important to be where you are comfortable. Thanks for posting

There's lots UK-ians out there. Interesting

@terriernut
How'd you end up all the way out there? Colorado is beautiful, come home!
11-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #22
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11-22-2011, 05:19 PM   #23
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I'm living with my boyfriend, but we're as good as married! Been together almost ten years, living together 4 1/2 years (would have moved in sooner, but we couldn't afford it before). No kids and no definate plans either (much as I would love a baby, some days I can barely look after myself!)
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11-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #24
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Wow! 5 kidos how do you do it? I always wanted a house full of kids...then I had kids =)
...two is plenty for me

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Yeah, take care of yourself first. Kids are tough enough when your healthy!
11-22-2011, 06:11 PM   #25
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Weeeeell, I'm not married but have been living with the same bloke for 21 years!

We have two kids. Sarah lives away from home, attending university, and Matt is at home and has just finished High School.

At present we have two cats...one is a big hairy Persian and the other is what we refer to as a good old fashioned cat!

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11-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #26
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No plans on procreating, I'm totally cool if my genetics die with me. Too much I don't want to pass on.
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11-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #27
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I live with my boyfriend. Been living together for 2 years. I was planning kids when done with school but now that the disease is back... Im not too sure anymore. I'll see in the time being and cross the bridge if it needs to be crossed .
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11-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #28
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I'm married and have 4 beautiful children (8,6,4 and 1)

Pregnancy put my Ulcerative Colitis in remission each time. Maybe I should keep having kids LOL. No we are done, had my tubes tied
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11-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #29
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Married with children... my daughter is in UNI and my husbands two kids are married and gone. So no more kids in the house yay!
11-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #30
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