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Half expected a lime green Lotus or something. Sensible car is sensible.
Sorry you're going through some bad times. I've been married to my current wife twice, and for the year and a half we were split I was gutted.
I coped by living in bars every night and blowing five figures on modifying a car. But I also was talking to a professional a few times a month. Those $100 sessions were money well spent.
I highly recommend talking to someone. Get things off your chest. There's no shame in it, mental health is key.
Good luck to you man.
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Congrats on getting a car you want, it's too bad it took your Wife leaving you to get it. I have met many people who are married to someone who wont let them buy or do what they want (within reason of course). Every time I go to a car related event, my BIL always acts interested but bails at the last minute. He always uses the kids as an excuse, but I know it's his Wife putting a guilt trip on him. My Wife and I have completely different tastes in cars, so we set a budget and tell the other one, get whatever you want in that price range.
Anyway, enjoy your GTI. I had a 18 SE in the same color, but got totaled. The MKVII doesn't seem to be great in a specific area, but it does everything good. I would have bought another one, but my Wife decided she wanted something different.
Hope everything works out for you!
たくさんとうふ、よ Where did all these damn Toyotas come from?
Compared to a British roadster, all Volkswagens are reliable!
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'16 F150 5.0 S/C, '13 Victory Hammer, '16 Honda F6B
If you're not already, get active with SOMETHING that you can sweat your stress out. The added benefit is that you'll be in better shape, look better, and have more confidence.
And then the mental health side is most important. We're gradually getting over the stigma that's plagued our society for a long time, but many people are still hesitant to talk through their internal issues. Just the initial feeling of getting those thoughts and feelings out is a weight off your chest.
Long story short about 3 months ago my wife at the time decided she wasn't happy and wanted to separate.She wasn't happy even though you made a big personal sacrifice (and probably many more), typicalShe wouldn't allow me to have a car that I truly enjoyed
Funny thing is that show was filmed like an hour away from me. I've been on the set once, meet Mr Lahey and Ricky.
I went to a consular a few times and found it helped. I have the support of my family and some really good friends. My one buddy is actually dealing with the same thing as me, almost to the day and we've been able to support each other. When I'm down he's there and the when he's down I'm there, it's horrible to happen but both of us dealing with it at the same time is a help. He got me through some dark days for sure.
I could run her down and I could add more details to our current situation that would make her look horrible but I'm not prefect myself, even tho I know I couldn't have done anymore to keep us together. We are on good terms a the moment and seem to be managing the co parenting well. The kids are handling things surprisingly well, it's been a lot of changes in a short period of time for them and I am super proud of them for being able to understand the situation and roll with it. Last thing I want to do is make things hard on them.
The car is awesome, after wanting something like this for I'd say 15 years since my last fun car it was long over due. The kids love, I love it and it makes us all smile. And the fact that I can afford it on only my income is the cherry on top. It makes so much more sense to me than running two vehicles. Well I might look for a 1/4 ton truck down the road but only if I find a good deal just so I have soemthing that I don't mind abusing and getting dirty, not owning 2 cars. Only thing I would change about the car is I would have liked push button start. I assumed this had it after testing driving the Rabbit edition which did. I'm glad I went with the 17's, I wasn't a fan of the 18's or the machined/ painted centers. I was all set on getting an intake, tinting the windows and some other things but I'm not going to do any of that for awhile.
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