Have you ever had someone push you to the limit, that you finally blew up?

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
July 4, 2007 3:17am CST
How did you handle it? what did you say? anyone get in trouble?
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
5 Jul 07
OH yeah I have and actually almost did today. My father is the type that feels children should be seen and not heard. That they should be little adults and just sit there and not make any sounds. Today I didn't blow but I have in the past to him on it. I've told him to knock it off and that my niece wasn't doing anything wrong. The last time it took a lot before I did but I finally just ripped him a new one and really laid into him. No I didn't get into any trouble although I figured my mother would say something about it. In fact my mother told me she was glad I did it. That someone needed to.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I've gotten to the point, where I just allow mean people to be ingrates, because changing into a nice person is, "futile". (LOL) I've rubbed family the wrong way, but I am old school. manners, you know, and respect for the elders.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I know what you mean. I try to respect my elders as well even if I don't like them or agree with them. I bite my tongue and just leave them be. My father though can be very mean and nasty, he always was but after having some strokes he's gotten worse. The last time I blew up we'd been with him for a week, it took having him constantly gripe for a week straight before I blew. Normally a few hours time I can deal with and just vent later.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Family can certainly drive you over the edge at times! especially if they were trained to be a certain "way". It sounds like you handled your own despite the circumstances, which is good. I know caring for the elderly is tough, caring for your own family members is certainly tougher.
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@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
18 Jul 07
It takes alot to get me angry, or sad. Usually I can hold the emotions in when they come around, or hold them off to deal with in private. But once, when I was young..during the first housefire, a family was kind enough to take us in. It was on a farm, with a pony, and farm animals. And most of them were really kind. My brother developed a friendship with their youngest son. But their teenager, who was my age at that point, seemed to resent me. Mainly because my parents were set up in a room which was going to be hers (though it never was). It wasn't like we stayed long, but she took her frustration out on me. And after a while, I just had, had enough. Especially after she stole my hat on a hot summer day, on an event which they'd invited me to (a baseball game). I was exhausted that day, because I hadn't slept the night before. Needless to say, she got her friends into it..and I ended up chasing them around the place. And got my hat. I let it be, I went to go find my brother..and see what he was doing. And then he went to confront me. Herbest friend, wh could also be a brat at the time, seemed to be concerned about how her friend was acting. Well..I snapped. I grabbed her arm and squeezed hard enough to leav a bruise. I was tired of her crap. Later, a few weeks later her Mom who wasn't completely obvlious had a talk with me about her daughter..and the girl basically more or less avoided me from then on. My famly was gone a month or so later. *laughs* I'm told I get pretty scary when I'm angry.