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Old 09-07-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I moved to the seemingly low-key Richmond suburbs from another state recently and I was hoping it would be a good place for my kids to grow up. But it's been a big surprise- seems that the divorce rate around here is very high- accompanied by ridiculous stories of wives cheating on husbands, husbands cheating on wives with bad drama- multiple boyfriends/girlfriends, guns, vandalism, chases, police involvement.. do these people even CONSIDER how their behavior effects their children!? Why is the Richmond area like this? When did it become this way?

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Old 09-07-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Perhaps the area to which you moved is smaller in population than the area from which you came? If it is a smaller population, it will seem as if more people are involved in mess than general because in smaller towns more people know each other. Or, perhaps it is the circle in which you move that participates in this behavior.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I'm curious to know which "low key suburb?"
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Perhaps the area to which you moved is smaller in population than the area from which you came? If it is a smaller population, it will seem as if more people are involved in mess than general because in smaller towns more people know each other. Or, perhaps it is the circle in which you move that participates in this behavior.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Wow.. Everything you mentioned can be found in any area not just the Richmond area. I am guessing you just picked a bad spot. Don't let that spoil all the good things Richmond has to offer. Maybe another neighborhood would be a good idea.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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I have to say, that most everyone I meet around here are NICE and I like the people I've met.. THIS is why I am surprised when I hear these stories from neighbors, and other parents. Let me clarify.. I think they are GOOD people around here. I just think that this kind of behavior is unfortunate and I would love to see everyone have better outcomes for themselved and their kids.

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Old 09-07-2009, 04:46 PM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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I'm very surprised to read your post. I don't believe any of these things are more prevalent here than other comparable sized communities in the U.S. It is a great enviroment to raise your children without alot of the pressures/standards you might encounter in the NY/NJ suburbs.

I also am curious which area you settled in.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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I also am curious which area you settled in.
Sounds like the typical trailer park stereotype. Not that there's anything wrong with trailerparks.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Hey if you can't beat them join them On a serious note, where did you move to?
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Sounds like the typical trailer park stereotype. Not that there's anything wrong with trailerparks.
"Nebat" - Unfortunately, your quick assumption to corrrelate this description of behavior to trailerparks is inaccurate. Unless of course you live in a trailerpark- then you would be familiar with that environment.
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