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  •  You've given your ex a key to your abode? (3+ / 0-)
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    And told her she's welcome to come raid the fridge on her own schedule?


    I LOVED Cybill! And I think people should only marry people who have that kind of humanity - especially if you're planning to divorce them again really soon.

    On the other hand ... It happens that there is no one else who has a key to my abode, and I rather like it like that, and I'm glad that I'll be the one to decide who gets one and who doesn't.

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 12:59:57 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed. Having privacy and control... (7+ / 0-)

      ...over one's own home seems pretty basic to me.  

      In an amicable divorce with children, where both parties understand and respect boundaries, I could see having access to each other's house, but still not on a "just wander in and do what you will" basis.  When it comes right down to it, IT'S NOT HIS HOUSE.  Even when you have friends who are as close as family, you still don't just go in whenever you feel like it, whether they are home or not (or at least not in my life).  

      Several others have commented that he just doesn't seem to have gotten the idea that IT'S NOT HIS HOUSE.  

      I think Jenny Sanford is understandably upset by that, especially after having ASKED him, multiple times (according to the filing) to respect her wishes.  So, she's taking the next steps, that he has forced her into.  

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      by Jill on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 01:24:27 PM PDT

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    •  No, I don't have a key (0+ / 0-)

      (and she doesn't have one of mine), but my kids are old enough to open the door. (And my kids do have keys to both places). I'd have no need to go in there if my kids weren't there. But if I'm looking for one of my kids--or even if one of them called me to watch the Super Bowl--and she wasn't there, she would NOT begrudge me going in to her house to be with my kids. Nor would I.

      "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

      by ChurchofBruce on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 02:58:39 PM PDT

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