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Astrid Klos
Apr 20, 2024
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Astrid Klos
Apr 17, 2024
From what I read in the aerzteblatt, which is the german medical association‘s official journal, there are many issues with smoking: It’s not safe at any age to smoke, passive smokers are at risk too ( for example children have no means to avoid a smoking parent and are being exposed to cigarette smoke in public as my kids tell me when they are waiting for their public transportation or go to outdoor pools etc.) The British government says smoking is the top cause of preventable deaths and causes every 4th death by cancer. Total costs to the health care system is close to 20 billion Euros per year. First of all congratulations on quitting smoking after smoking for most of your life. It takes a lot to break free from that addiction. And I agree it can be a symptom of a deeper mental health issue, as many other behaviours as well. I see the two sides of the medal in this one though. My Dad grew up with a heavy indoor smoking Dad. And I mean the walls were covered with a grey layer inside my grandfather‘s house. He didn‘t give a thing about the three kids having to live with him inside his house. Shortly after I was born my grandfather had a stroke. His whole left side was paralized leaving him bound to a wheelchair and needing assistance with everything. Imagine what my grandmother‘s life was like from that moment on. She took care of him herself for 10 years. My Dad never started smoking and always taught us kids to stay away from cigarettes. So did my Mom. It wasn‘t that I was afraid of punishment, more that I didn‘t want to suffer the consequences having grown up with my grandfather being sick like this. When my best friend had me go buy cigarettes with her illegally (out of a cigarette machine that back in the day anyone with coins could use) when we were about 10 years old she started the habit, but I didn‘t. I only pretended to smoke but blowing into the cigarette. Never once did I inhale, so I don‘t know what it‘s like. Of course I was labeled not cool and looked down upon by the other kids eventually. Not nice, and that too can lead to mental health issues. My husband grew up totally different, both parents smoking, and although he didn‘t start smoking till he was almost grown up and has quit before, it’s a habit he goes back to when it gets stressful especially at work. What I‘m trying to say is: I‘m very thankful I never got addicted, it seems to be a very hard habit to loose, it has no health benefits but can make you very ill in the long run and especially kids are starting it for the wrong reasons. Not that there is a right reason. We need food to live, we don‘t need tobacco. And apart from the tobacco industry I don‘t think we‘d loose anything if we could get rid of cigarettes. I‘d love for my kids to have one less drug that they are tempted with. Yes you should have the right to decide whatever you do with own body but as this will also affect people who can‘t help it and unborn children I would love for all kids to never have that temptation. But not by shaming anyone, that‘s never the right way. And we could lose alcohol too, though that‘ll never happen. And this is what I tell my kids: Stay away from bad habits for now until you get to where you want to be in live. And then when you did it all and you really don‘t have anything left on your bucket list that‘s when I might try out some of the good stuff. Who wants to live forever?
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Astrid Klos
Apr 12, 2024
That is very true, but you know there are different kinds of people and she has very narcissistic traits and I shall leave it at that. For this time I survived, thank God! But my dog‘s been really bothered last week and would not eat well and pee in the house and not leave me out of sight, so we all think she noticed the stress level… One memorable moment this time: At the communion celebration get together I played games witht the guests I had prepared to entertain them. One game was called one, two or three and I asked questions about my son, since it was his day, and people could collect buttons as points for finding the right choice out of the three and win a prize. It was fun. But afterwards my best friend walks up to me quite shocked and goes:“ I coudn‘t believe it, how did your MIL not know what sports Poldi‘s participating in???“ To which I answered: „ Oh that‘s easy, because she‘s never been to a single of his kindergarten or school or out of school events. It‘s just not important to her.“ But thank you very much for your support, it actually worked out pretty well, we had perfect weather, only the buffet got delivered to the wrong place but we were able to fix that. And I was able to send her home and she is expecting my daughters to come and live whith her should she ever need help. Don‘t get me wrong though, I‘d love to have some sort of mother live we me to enjoy the grandchildren, I had my mom live with me 3 days a week for quite a while before she moved. But that‘s a whole different story. I wish you nerves of steel with your Mom and that you can enjoy her while she‘s there.
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