There’s always something...

Thursday June 9, 2022

It’s been a while since I posted on here. It’s been going quite well for me and I am definitely in a better place than I was a while back. I probably contribute this exercising quite intensively, 3 times a week, having a better mindset, thinking more positively that I can do most things without having fear getting in the way. I have a new job with a salary that I never thought I could achieve. I’m not saying that everyday I’m bursting with energy, but I seem to be handling my life better.. but.. there is always something that disrupts that balance!

My family has been split up and I’m caught in the middle trying to be the peacemaker. My slightly older brother had a huge fight with my mother on my dad’s birthday and I wasn’t even there to witness it! From what I hear, my mom said many things that weren’t exactly true and my brother lost his temper and said many things that he shouldn’t have.

So I’m in the middle, I was told by my brother that I’m now responsible for taking care of my parents and he wants nothing to do with them. I think they are both very selfish and it’s hurting my mom, dad, I’m sure my brother (even though he says he doesn’t care) and of course me.

How do I navigate this? No idea. All I know is I don’t think it will end well. So this is the storm, to no fault of my own, that’s come my way. Am I stronger? Yes, but I also can’t and won’t get dragged down because it’s taken me so much energy to get up again from last time. Am I being selfish? Maybe but I’ve been put in a position just because my brother can’t be bothered anymore.

I wonder if any of you have been in a similar situation and how did you navigate it successfully?

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