This weeks topic from Tuesday Coffee Chat:
There has been a lot of family drama going on for quite some time. Seems like eternity. The family can be very dysfunctional and I hate being sucked into it. It's draining mentally and physically. It's one of the reasons I stopped blogging in September and October.
Family drama has brought out the worst in our relatives. It seems no one really has all the facts to make proper judgement or listens to only one side of the story. It's easy to act irrational or make wrong decisions when one listens to a distorted version from only one person. Placing blame does not solve the issue. It's sad watching family members walk away from one another instead of asking for someone else's personal version.
Some of us were looking at long-term solutions and others were talking about short-term solutions. Sadly neither party could reach a compromise from lack of communication.
It makes sense to talk out the problems, even with people who are not as close to the issue. I'm all for it. It seems, however, that complaints and criticisms are being made thru third parties instead of being discussed with the appropriate person involved.
I have reached out to my 'inner circle' to discuss the issues I am dealing with. This 'inner circle' isn't pitting one family member against another and I am lucky to have close friends who can help me look at another perspective.
Recently I have been resentful. I admit it's not healthy to do so. I even lashed out once out of disgust over the situation. I am ready to walk away from it all. I cannot go through another bout of depression. I do not want the stress of this drama flaring my bipolar. Also, I am afraid that long term damage will be done to our family.
Pray for us.