Should you divorce your family?
Dr. Michelle Golland suggested a sort of checklist of traits that are warning signs a familial relationship is unhealthy and may be worth ending, including: “You feel drained when associating with the person. The person continuously makes you angry. The person is manipulative towards you to get what they want.”
Trying to be ‘the bigger person’ didn’t help. Trying to ‘fake it til I make it’ didn’t work. Pulling out my wallet to paper over the cracks didn’t help. I don’t imagine for a second that it will help anybody but me, but exhaustion won, and I am slowly and painfully crawling away to someplace safe. In the best of all possible worlds I’d be rational on the subject, but since I can’t, I have to protect what little sanity I have.
Wrote 750 words this morning, practiced, did my Lumosity, ran the dishwasher and tidied the kitchen. Keith is coming over shortly.
We watched Jazz – Keith very much enjoyed it.
Katie is coming over to extract some of her clothes and toiletries. Hopefully there will be enough gone that I can establish some order in the guest bedroom, which looks at the moment much like the den of a hibernating bear.