I know that a lot of people wish that their families were different, but I wish that mine was just even barely functional. Seriously, even time I get a call from them, it feels like they want something, or are laying the foundation for that. It might not always be money, but it will be help of some sort. And there really seems to be no give--I mean, I can't call them when I have a bad day and "vent." It is such a one-sided relationship and I am so tired of it. I want to be able to call my mother and get support...but instead I am the one that expected to give it.
This is especially hard during the holidays since they are so "family" oriented. Probably needless to say, I am not going to spend the holidays with my family. I am staying home and for the most part it will probably just be me and Beauty (G is on a road trip and coming home on Christmas day). Then dinner with G and a good friend of ours when they get home. But of course I will feel guilty. I always feel guilty about not doing enough for my family. Ughhhh....how do you get rid of these toxic relationships? :(
Sorry for such a downer post...just feeling it tonight!