Surprise phone call

@sallypup (33448)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 9, 2019 2:56pm CST
For all you fine folks who have normal, loving family, go you! One of my sisters called me. What to say about her? She's a physical wreck. Her health makes her sound like she is eighty not seventy. Her phone call left tons too much baggage for me to think about. I need to declutter my heart cause of the phone call. My mental closet needs to be deep cleaned now. Her son pushed her down?? What? I never trusted that guy and I always wondered how he got such a fantastic house when he has never held a normal job in his life. On and on..... family visited my Mom's grave site but nobody invited me to go on the trip. Got to deep breath this out. And renew my resolve to never live near any of my family. Ever. Keep them away. Far away. My heart can't stand being near them and their illness. And yet I am sorry for the sister who called me. We had good times together at one point. She has been the down to earth one. I guess all parties come to an end sometime.
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@LindaOHio (12875)
• United States
9 Oct
Sometimes you just have to eliminate the drama in your life.
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@sharon6345 (196753)
• United States
9 Oct
You are not the only one who feels that way. I think it has been three years since I been to my moms house. We live 6 blocks away. I was dealing with too much stress.
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9 Oct
You are doing well to yourself In keeping away from people who hurt you, I am very proud of you
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct
@samysotelo18 Thank you for that. I appreciate it.
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9 Oct
@sallypup You're welcome friend!
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@Corbin5 (159323)
• United States
9 Oct
You really do have to protect yourself from those who make you miserable.
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct
@Corbin5 My husband will help me cause he can't stand most of the family.
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@Corbin5 (159323)
• United States
9 Oct
@sallypup Well, that helps. We only have one couple that we try and avoid, my husband's brother and his wife.
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@shaggin (47578)
• United States
9 Oct
What an absolutely awful man her sons to do that to anyone especially a woman AND his mother! Sounds like your sister needs you to be there for her now to listen but sometimes it is so mentally exhausting.
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct
@shaggin I told my sister that she should have called the cops. I'm glad she got out of that house in one piece.
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@marguicha (128817)
• Chile
9 Oct
Some people are toxic. We just have to get away from them for our own sanity.
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@Starmaiden (7950)
• Canada
9 Oct
What I do is send them all a silent prayer and hope it gets through to them.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
9 Oct
I have no immediate family left, just my uncle is the one I talk to. Avoid the drama. I feel your pain.
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@Alexandoy (3641)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Oct
It looks like the sister is a bother.
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@Alexandoy (3641)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Oct
I get the point. Same here, we are on the same boat.
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct
@Alexandoy I am the youngest in a big family. My Mom passed on last year and I wondered if the family wouldn't break apart worse after that. It has.
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct
@Alexandoy Then you are safe.
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@celticeagle (123432)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct
I think every family has some baggage. A black sheep or two. It is so hard to do the tough love we have to do sometimes. Yes, all parties do come to and end at some point. Growing up and moving through life isn't always easy on our hearts.
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@JudyEv (173966)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
It's a shame you need to estrange yourself from your family but sometimes these things need to happen.
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• United States
14 Oct
My goodness I am sorry to hear her son pushed her
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Oct
@TiarasOceanView I am still in shock over what my sister said.
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• United States
14 Oct
@sallypup I bet Lenore. That is a terrible thing to happen
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Oct
@TiarasOceanView Its so nasty and violent. I am also feeling very helpless.
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@jstory07 (82427)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Oct
With some family members you are better off not living near them for you own good health.
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@rebelann (56445)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Oct
I don't have family I talk to anymore, I basically divorced my only sibling and since I haven't seen any of my cousins since I was about 13 I'd say I have no need for them now. Sometimes friends make better 'family' than family does.
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