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Posts by Lucynda  

Joined: 18 Sep 2007 / Female ♀
Last Post: 29 Mar 2008
Threads: Total: 4 / Live: 1 / Archived: 3
Posts: Total: 70 / Live: 7 / Archived: 63
From: U.S.
Speaks Polish?: A bit.
Interests: Music, languages

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8 Jan 2008
Love / Polish Women Versus Your Local Women ? [289]

but I could be more specifically talking about my flat).

If you would remove the hay bales they might feel more welcome.
10 Dec 2007
Love / My Polish wife doesn't want to move to the UK with me - what to do? [96]

I wonder about her commitment to you. I mean, isn't a wife meant to "leave her father and mother" and "cleave to her husband"? Seems like she doesn't believe in you all that much....that's actually not a good sign.

Perhaps you could plan to live in a Polish area in in Chicago it's like "Little Warsaw" and Poles feel quite at home.

I know family is important, but sooner or later, you are going to have to strike out on your own.

You might also consider simply going back to Blighty on your own, and reevaluate the relationship in about six months. Your absence might speak louder to her than your presence.
6 Dec 2007
USA, Canada / Do many Polish people in America hate Americans? [592]

I only ask because this is the opinion of my girlfriend. We both live in Chicago, and know Polish people. But she says that they hate being here, and look down upon Americans because they see us as rich and lazy. Is that true? I would hate to think so, working with Polish people, being friends with them, even dating one for a while.....
30 Sep 2007
Life / Do you think that Polish people are rude? [951]

Am I on the right thread?

I've found Poles to be somewhat outspoken. A bit blunt. On the other hand, I'm the kind of Brit who, if you stand on my toe, will say. "I'm so terribly sorry. It seems my toe is in the way of yours. Would you mind terribly removing your foot?"

Overpoliteness is no good either.
20 Sep 2007
Life / Why are Poles always so miserable? Why do they never smile? [512]

Most of the Polish people I know here in the States are friendly and smiley....a bit more serious than the Americans, but not much.

It takes a long time to get over your history. Even some Americans who were always wealthy, if just one bad thing happened in their childhood, it takes them 40 years and a lot of therapy to get over it.

The main problem in life is learning to see life through happy innocent eyes, even if you've been hurt. Yet tomorrow really is a new day, and we can get up in the morning hoping for a great day.

Yeah, I sound like a sappy American, but there's a lot to be said for the earnest optimism that is part of this country.

Learning to have that child-like faith is why Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to little children.
20 Sep 2007
Love / Are Polish men shy and take things slow? [116]

Everything sounds great! I am really happy for you.

Everyone is unique. I can't really tell you why this guy is waiting another three months. Perhaps he is going home to his family to "think things through." As an ex-pat from Britain, I can tell you I feel "grounded" when I visit "dear old Blighty" and it's a good way to get perspective.

But I feel that he's really serious! Just be patient, and send him sweet little notes and emails!