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This will be my first question that I have asked. I think for better understanding I need to elaborate on some information so those that may answer my question have enough information to understand the situation. 5000 Characters is not enough- I have cut things back but can't get it under 5000... Do I post it with a title that ends with part 1 and post the rest with the same title that is part 2? How do I handle this?

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Just keep it short, very short. I am so overwhelmed and time restricted that I only read the short ones. Sorry. Just tell us briefly the problem, what you are doing about the problem and then ask for advice. 5000 words no way. Less than 50 words is better.
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Will your husband be retiring soon? Is that why you bought the house in the woods? Sounds ideal for retirement.
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North, if your husband were going to start this question, what would he ask?
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This is one of the sweetest threads/questions ever on AC. Looking forward to how we can just keep communicating with you, NorthwoodsGirl. You could just jump right in here, anytime. Maybe your question can unfold gradually, and people could be extra patient with you, walking you through this time together.
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NorthwoodsGirl, just love the selection of your name and the flower is beautiful! Is that a flower from the woods?
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The answer is yes. Yes you can spend time temporarily overnights with mom in the woods. Your husband can drive up on weekends. In the meantime, though, in the preservation of a marriage (yours), write as many words necessary to get the answer you will need to continue your life apart from mom. Your situation is too precarious to risk your health caring for her. Know what your limitations are, don't be ashamed if you can't take care of mom and your husband too. Think of this time as a short vacation in the woods.
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That can be difficult when you're using some types of a phone, another reason to start with a short overview and what's driving you over the edge. Then we'll all ask clarifyjng questions. Don't sweat it, just do it.
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Whatever you do, please try to break your post into paragraphs with space between the paragraphs. I realize it depends on what electronic device you are using, that some won't do paragraph breaks. The breaks makes it so much easier to read :)
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We are all overwhelmed at times which is one of the things that makes it so, very difficult!
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I'm at times very Overwhelmed. You are right thought processes start to run together. I have been reading this forum for quite some time - have been wanting to ask - was not sure how to do it- now I think it would be the best thing to start communicating. I am working with the questions you gave above, right now. I can do this- your questions gave me a direction. Thanks
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NW, there are some people here that will write very long posts at times. And I confess many times do not read in its entireity and sometimes skip it completely. When we are caring for our elderly thought processes start to run together. Solutions need to be taken on a bit at a time, slowly and carefully, not as if we want to change the world in a day. Just remember you are not writing an essay or a book, at least not yet.
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gladimhere I like the questions you asked makes it easier for me to get to the point Thanks
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I probably have more than one question buried in what I wrote so I will pull one question out at a time, that should help
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Do yourself a favor, if you want responses you need to keep your post to start a question short and to the point. Who are you taking care of? What is the diagnosis? What are the most difficult issues you are dealing with? If interference from others that is common. As the discussion gets going other details will come out. An original post of more that 5000 characters is not going to be read, and if read not understood by others.
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Ok Thanks for your input. I will work on it - if many people just skip long posts I guess I need to shorten it up. People can ask for more info if they want to know. First time post here. I will learn.
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I tend to skip over long rambling posts and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
In my opinion even 5000 words is too long, just give us the most pertinent details and add information as needed in a follow up.
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Or you can ask the question and continue the post as comments. Best to do a long thing as a "discussion", i think
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Just cut to the chase. Diagnosis or issue, what is your problem, what do you want to know. Or try the old standby: Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How. And answer those questions briefly. Responders will ask the followup questions if needed.
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