Family Fridays: When Family Gets Divorced

MousepadAs we all probably know, divorce happens, for a variety of reasons. While I am a child of divorced parents, I do not think I am any worse off because of it. My parents did an amazing job raising us in a positive, loving environment. I was so little when it happened that I don’t really remember life any other way.  I am proud of my parents and think they made the right decisions. Today, I can’t necessarily say the same for entire my family.

So all families have drama. It’s unfortunately a given. There’s the uncle no one talks to, the grandmother everyone only talks to because it makes life easier and so on. It’s sad to think every family experiences what I’d like to call a family divorce; when family members don’t talk to one another. Pretty sure all of us have to go through this. For a while, I thought my family was different. Silly Alex, how could you possibly think that?

Collectively, there is a lot of drama and family divorce with my large family. I won’t bore you with the details but to say we have embraced the feuding Italian stereotype would be an understatement. I understand everyone is upset, hurt, frustrated and does not want to compromise. That’s fine I suppose. I just thought my family valued each other more. I can guaranteed you that once this post is published, I will have 20 irate comments, text messages and phone calls. So family members reading this, please do not be offended. I am not singling anyone out nor am I blaming anyone. I am simply saying the drama upsets me and I do not wish to be a part of it. But, I still love you all very much. fambam

So what are you supposed to do when everyone is fighting or better yet not speaking? I do not want to take a side. I want to maintain all of the relationships that are important to me. Hard to do when everything is muddled with drama. I’ve been told just to care less but that, as mentioned previously, is an extreme struggle for me. Any and all advice is appreciated.

Right now, I am just going to focus on the positive aspects of my life and live each day for me.

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3 thoughts on “Family Fridays: When Family Gets Divorced

  1. charlie goal January 18, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Great job so true but its more the norm that not everyone u speak to has the issues I wish it would be different and maybe sometime we all could come to our senses

  2. Annette M. Scarano January 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Hang in there Beauty, as always you know I’m here for you. Remember the saying: God grant me the Serenity to except the things I can not change; the courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference.

    • Alex Crispino January 21, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

      Thanks for reading! And I love that saying! 🙂

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