Your ranting time is up!

Nicole - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Should support groups for women be able to give women a time limit for discussing the drama in their lives?



Would a policy that limited complaining help women who do not want to be exposed or overshadowed by other women who seem to live their lives in "crisis mode"?



Or should mom's groups set up a "bitching and moaning corner" for mom's who want to complain, and mom's who want nothing to do with it can avoid that corner?

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Iridescent - posted on 02/18/2011

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It's Vent, and I'm there a LOT! Lmao! I do like having that corner totally separate though because it keeps me from sniping on innocent bystanders that really don't need my bad mood taken out on them, and I've had bad moods a lot more than I like this winter.

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My only concern is that there are some women that air too much personal dirty laundry to a bunch of internet strangers. This could compromise a lot of things like potential custody hearings, criminal investigations, or even the character of this person by spewing too much about their children. Then of course, those full-of-drama-Mamas know nothing but the need to be the center of attention.

Sal - posted on 02/19/2011

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yes yes yes....i have the take a problem to council 3 times that's it, unless you are actually doing something about it and need further advice or help but bitching about the same thing and do nothing to fix it go get a therapist who is paid to listen to you, i told my sister this recently, she was having real poblems and rang me everyday 3 or more times, drove me mad, and i did tell her thes only reason i still took her calls was that i knew she was doing more than just bitching to me about it, she got a pyscologist, changed her birth control to a different hormone type, had marriage councelling i can support somone who is helping them self, but for those who love to be in crisis to get attention on them don't cal me, i try very hard to have a happy peacful crisis free life and i don;t want someone elses...

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Iridescent - posted on 02/19/2011

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That is a good point, but it's a valid point on any type of post, not just a venting one.

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That is true Sharon. I am very careful about what I post, but even I make mistakes sometimes and feel the need to delete a post before it can get me in trouble (I can think of 2 times off the top of my head). Nothing I said was untrue or even particularly earth shattering, but could have been detrimental to the custody case my hubby and I are fighting for his oldest daughter right now. I posted the comments and realized after a few hours that they were too much$ info, so I took them down.

Tara - posted on 02/19/2011

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I would love such a place in real life!!
I have no problem listening to someone who is trying to work through things and doing something to assist in that, but long term whiners who only whine to seek attention and suffer from "poor me" syndrome, should all sit together and listen to each other for as long as they like.

Katherine - posted on 02/19/2011

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Ha ha, I have a community called Moms who need to Vent. We don't really bitch it is more like venting and getting things off of your chest.

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"Bitching and complaining corner" all the way... Then I'll stay FAR away! lol :)

Honestly, people come on sites like this for support and, yes, to be able to rant to other people (in this case, moms) who may understand and sympathize (and is it really bad I had to use Word to figure out how to spell that word? I am so tired... but I digress... lol).

I like this site though because I can easily avoid most rants by looking at the title of the post and staying away from the "Moms who need to rant" community :)

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