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Dwaffy Report 27 Apr 2005 15:43

It’s bad news I'm afraid Dea. Your husband is suffering from Genealogical Dysfunction Syndrome. (GDS). This has only been recognised by the medical profession in the last five years. Symptoms included:- Involuntary tutting when a spouse or partner approaches a computer keyboard. Starts all sentences with the words 'Are you still.. ? Tendency to go through the household accounts with a fine tooth comb, querying every small cheque payment in multiples of £7 Gets up at 0630 to meet the postman, and throws letters addressed to spouse/partner onto the breakfast table, with a mad glint in the eye and the phrase, 'Not again!!!'. Occasionally trips the main power switch, saying 'Oh dear, I think a fuse has blown. Refers to all those brave people who lived, died and suffered so later generations can walk the earth as 'all those dead people'. There is no known cure. A temporary respite is sometimes gained by the application of tenderness and special treats, but the effect is transient. dave


Unknown Report 27 Apr 2005 15:47

HI Dave LOL at that - will have tell my hubby to go to the doctors - see if they can give him anything, failing that I will send him for psycotherapy! lol Vikki xxx


Dea Report 27 Apr 2005 15:48

Thank you David, GDS ?? - I like it - However if I told him he had got it he would probably hope it was terminal - that way, once gone, he would probably get more of my attention. Sad isn't it? Dea xxx


Unknown Report 27 Apr 2005 15:59

Hi All So, we that are addicted must have GRAS - Genes Reunited Addiction Syndrome, Syptoms include one or more of the following: Answers mmmmm......wot 'd you say? (if we say anything at all), when asked a question Pain between the shoulder blades - due to all that squinting at records. Carpel tunnel syndrome Dreaming constantly about family trees, losing relatives and panicking because the local records office is shut for redecoration. Dust gathering all over the house (except Keyboard on PC) Sitting at PC in dressing gown all day as the washing needs doing. These are to name but a few, of the many sysptoms one has. I fear there is no hope for me as I seem to have all the listed symptoms! Help? Vikki xx

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 27 Apr 2005 16:13

Hi All Just been reading latest messages since i posted mine on here I cant stop laughing ;~) I thought I was bad but the loo story cracked me up.... No offence intended ....... just told my daughter some of the stories on here.....I dont seem so bad now lol Having great fun Happy Hunting Lesley ;)

Debi Coone

Debi Coone Report 27 Apr 2005 16:15

LOL James!! I'm not addicted, I can take it or leave I have it all under control. The ancestors that live with me are not constantly in the fore they always take a back seat!! Never have I been caught out talking to them, never have I shouted for any of them to come forward and be husband and children have my constant attention. Yeah Right - I'm deluded and a a liar!! I just don't understand my husband - when a new bit of info comes to light why does he roll his eyes up to the heaves?? whats that all about?? LOL


Josieanne Report 27 Apr 2005 16:54

Have been reading through the list on here catching up on all some are brilliant wish i'd thought of some of those answers might shut my mum up when she rings and can't get hold of me haha. lucky hubby an addict to. Josephine


Linda Report 27 Apr 2005 17:30

you are normal!!!!!!!!!!! its the same for me but late at night i call it my 'chill out' time. regards linda


Julia Report 27 Apr 2005 17:59

Hi I have been on this site a couple of months now, you are normal to us i cant wait to get home from work and get on site. My partner says he is a computer widower! (he is very understanding but sometimes i have to make an effort not to use it all evening!! While we are here does any one know why i am the only one to have my name in small black letters when every one else is blue and underlined. I feel really left out ! Julia X


Julia Report 27 Apr 2005 18:13

ok thanks tracy, now i know i need a break Ha ha Julia X


Heather Report 27 Apr 2005 18:28

My hubby has found a way of getting me away from the computer..........he takes me on a trip to a library or records office and while I search for dead people he gets a change of scenery, lol. Heather

The Hrt Man

The Hrt Man Report 27 Apr 2005 19:39

hello everyone my name is john and im an addict


MrsBucketBouquet Report 27 Apr 2005 19:54

(stands up) HELLO MY NAME IS GERALDINE AND I AM ALSO AN ADDICT. (sits down again) ps... Keep a duster and polish beside your PC for when hubby comes in the door ;o) pps... My partner thinks certs are free to good homes. Naughty me! lol


**Claire* Report 27 Apr 2005 19:59

me too!!! my fiance told me he hinks im sick at the mo coz every spare moment i have i come on here! so don't worry i don't!!

Jude 3

Jude 3 Report 28 Apr 2005 04:21

I have laughed and laughed reading all your messages - I must stand up and say out aloud ' I am an addict as well', but not too loud in case my hubby hears me. I have been an addict for 18 years, so there isn't any hope is there? Don't answer that - I don't really care. My family say the problem got worse in 1991 when I had my first trip to the UK with my english dad so he could show me where he was born etc, he celebrated his 70th b'day, while there, at the local cemetery hunting for relatives gravestones , he mentions it every year! I have GRSI (genealogy rsi) and have trained myself to use left hand for mouse as right hand can't do it any more,(doc got glazed look in his eye when I explained why) also GSB ( geneormous spreading behind) from sitting in front of the computer, CTES (census twitching eye syndrome), APD ( attack postie daily), ATVB ( allergy to visa bill) and finally MISS (murmuring in sleep syndrome). And people with children with ADHD think they have problems? I think we have been invaded with the letter and numbers virus - GRO, BMD,1837,GR,etc ......once it takes hold you are lost, 'cause don't virus have to run their course? No anti geneotics will help. Am I mad hehe,haha no just a geneacholic. Am I normal - well my husbands says that's debatable (while he is standing out of reach!) - He suffers from SHC (shakes head continually) and ERU (eyes roll upwards) judy * i just thought of another one - TFOM -trigger finger on mouse ( to hide census screen while at work( with hubby) update: see following recipe 5 drops of the essence of ancestry 10 drops of 1837 2 teaspoons of Free BMD a sprinkle of IGI mixt together with a cup of GRO let simmer in front of the computer for approx 8 hours and you will get a geneaholic! Oh god I have gone Mad!!!


Susan Report 28 Apr 2005 06:36

My husband told me that if I die first he will have a wreath made into the shape of a computer!!! My kids can't understand either why I'm so hung up on 'old dead geezers'.........they have got no idea just how exciting it is to find someone new! On the cert thing.........I only show my husband the ones that match.......never the bl***y lot I've wasted money on who are nothing to do with us! I don't think we need help, just a bit of understanding why there is no dinner on the go, ironing's not done, hoover has even got dust on it!!! Ok yes I'm an addict too!!!! Susan


Jeanette Report 28 Apr 2005 08:50

I am the same soon as my husband goes out I am on here he was away for 2 days so I have been on here and have little breaks to do abit of house work. He came back last night but has gone out so I am back on here for alittle while as he will be back working from home today:( Jeanette


Unknown Report 28 Apr 2005 11:24

Hi All Judy your reply didnt half tickle me - there are so many syptoms for what we are its hilarious! Lesley, I have only been a member since February 2005 and YES I AM AN ADDICT So, to cap it all - once you find this site then abondon hope of doing the normal everyday housy type things all ye who enter here. And nope - there is no cure! pmsl Vikki xx


Sue Report 28 Apr 2005 12:12

Of course I was in bed before 12 last night - good job hubby doesn't wear his glasses in bed! And no of course I am not at work checking on websites that have no bearing in my job. And yes if really pushed I might be able to talk about something other than dead people - it certainly doesn't help when your Mother says 'that can't be ours we don't spell our name like that' - if she only knew!!!!!!!!


Melanie Report 28 Apr 2005 14:57

woooooooooo hooooooooo, so im not the only one that is addicted to this, every spare time i get im on here, my hubby is so understanding, speacially when i find some-one new to add to the tree, we have two computers side by side so we do spend time together, but we dont speak most of the time............well if he does i dont hear him lol, or i just say mmmmmm lol. IM ADDICTED MY NAME IS MELANIE, sits down again and gets funny look off hubby hahahahaha.