As 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.
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.