Sometimes we're born into the wrong family **long**

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by kara_leigh, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    NE PA
    Just the other day I told my 6 year old DD that sometimes, family isn't related by blood.

    Debi and Kara, good luck. Life is too short to waste any time with anyone who doesn't make you happy, blood related or not!
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    We can't pick mour family but we do pick our friends who end up being closer than our family. [​IMG] always remember you are an awesome person, send the cards on holidays but don't give into the emotional blackmail. As life goes on we with our own families start our own traditions . Preserve the good memories your husbands family has given you which is sooo very positive let their love fill your love cup. They are showing you how to be with your own children & give them the memories they deserve. Your move may be the best thing that could have happened . God never closes a window without opening a door. [​IMG] You have so much love to give , give it to those who deserve it & won't try to belittle who you are becoming. Love & prayers to you [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
  4. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    My parents were that bad, or worse. Happy days, they are both gone. Saved one sister who wanted the help. Couldn't save the other, her funeral was the last time I spoke to my parents. If they do not want to be adults, walk away for your own good.
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    My goodness, your family sounds like my husband's family.

    He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters that have never met our children. They stopped caring about him and his life so he stopped trying. They all live out of state, including his parasitic, overbearing parents with their warped sense of entitlement. Yeah, we've been through a lot of what you're going through. It sucks.

    My family has taken him in and I think he's grateful for them. I'm glad you have your in-laws.

    Eliminate the toxic people in your life. Even if they're family.

  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    good advice
    Quote:I just got some good advice... people can only stress you out as far as YOU LET them. Take a break from them. Look after what is BEST for YOU and YOUR husband. Take control of YOUR life. Avoid any contact. Maybe they will come around some day, if not, make your life better without them.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  7. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Quote:ESPICALLY if they are family! You will eventually feel so much better about it. They will accuse you of being being better than they are, and you can tell them "ThankGod"!
  8. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Bradleyville, MO
    Thank you everyone for the advice and encouragement. I really appreciate it.

    We're to the point of only seeing them on holidays now, have been for the past couple years. I try to see them as little as possible. It still hurts when they leave me out. I don't know why. Since we moved so far away, we'll be seeing them even less b/c we won't be able to go back for every holiday...and there may be holidays that we go back just to see my inlaws and not tell them. I try to talk to my mother as little as possible, usually my husband does all of the correspondence. He can take her jabs a lot better than I can. Usually talking to her just leaves me in tears. I only ever talk to my sister in texts. I never talk to her on the phone, can't honestly remember the last time I did.

    I'm trying to be strong and do what you all said. It's going to be hard.
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It is hard and we can hold each others hands.
  10. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    A hard, unfair position.

    The person you need to answer to is that face in the mirror.
    Every day. How did you treat your husband and your children
    this day? (every day) How did you treat those you can in contact
    with today?

    That's how I look at life.

    That I try to make an honest effort to be happy, to smile, and to
    bring a smile to those around me. Because I know I'm going to leave
    this world someday, and I want people to have pleasant memories
    when they think of me.

    I don't say unkind things to my wife, daughter. They mean way too much
    to me. Yes, I've spoiled them both. My wife is bad spoiled.

    But I don't go around saying things to hurt other people either. They might
    someday remember me. If I find the need to talk about someone...let me
    find kind things to say. Even if I need to address a problem, I'll do all I can
    to do it nice.

    I don't like being unhappy.

    So...I don't let people make me feel unhappy. If that means we can't be friends,
    that's what that means.

    My grandparents were an old couple that lived next door once when I was young.
    They were super nice people. Better that my real grandparents. I had one good
    grandpa, bue he died when I was a little boy. The other three were just not good
    at the grandparent thing. So life found me a couple that were. And they became my

    I grew up knowing some not so nice people. Some in my own family. So I've made
    that a point in my adult life, my daughters life--if you are not a nice person, you will
    not be in my circle.

    I'll always love my family. But you can love somebody, and not like them very much.

    In the end, live in such a way as to love and honor your family, your friends. And when
    the day comes that you leave this world, let there be a hole of such magnitude that it
    can never be filled.

    Don't worry about how they treat's how you treat them that matters.

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