And the other jerk award (in the family) goes to...

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
March 30, 2016 8:04am CST
Tony's daughter... He and she are on the outs ever since she blocked him on Facebook. She had a dispute with her brother over late payments for a car, took the car away after getting in his wife's face (she was 8 mos pregnant), which lost him his job. She decided that her dad would take her brother's side, so she blocked him. Since then she's done some things that were disrespectful or even downright hurtful, but I've kept track of her on Facebook, and I let her know now and then what's going on with him. I dropped her a note that he had an upcoming surgery. No reply for a while, but then on Sunday she told me, very rudely, that she wasn't interested in hearing about her father, and in future I could pass that information on to his only child instead, ie her brother. Well, I rather lost it, and ended up telling her off for blocking him, and then expecting him to come around to her. She owes him an apology really, although I did tell him I would like it if he did get in touch, after all she's his child. Anyway, she went off on me for defending that "selfish jerk", and said he should call her to get her side of the story. She said a lot of nasty things, and played the victim and so on. I didn't tell her he can't contact her, since she's got him blocked, and when his phone broke he lost all her contact information. He's basically taken the attitude that she's turned her back on him, and she's apparently decided that he's turned his back on her too. What a mess. Meanwhile, she must have been going around to other family members and playing victim, as his step-sister left him a nasty message on Facebook about how he should be a father to both his children. She obviously has no idea the whole story, and he isn't about to tell her anything. So much fun...
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@Teep11 (7120)
• United States
30 Mar 16
That sounds like a mess. Misunderstandings taking place. Those things usually work themselves out and people heal from it.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 16
I hope so. My boyfriend already lost a daughter to murder, and now the other daughter is saying he's lost her, although she obviously really doesn't want that.
• Paradise, California
30 Mar 16
@dawnald that's terrible. I'm so, so sorry
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 16
@CinnamonGrl (6066)
• Paradise, California
30 Mar 16
Hey, I'd "lose it" too. She sounds like a very high drama, high maintenance daughter to have. And your being kinda in the middle has to be so uncomfortable. Sure hope they straighten it out. People don't realize how short life is.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 16
Even when they were on good terms, she would return calls rarely, and after long delays, when it was convenient for her, so to speak. @CinnamonGrl
@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
Oh goodness - whatever happened to always being able to rely on your family to have your back?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 16
@jaboUK Yeah, no kidding.
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@celticeagle (119107)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Mar 16
Angry is a nasty business. Maybe some sense can be seen when they have some time to calm down.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 16
Maybe. I hope so.
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Good grief! No matter how mad I may get with my siblings or my children over things we work it out because love for family is supposed to be unconditional!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 16
I agree, but there seems to be a "code" in this family.