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Something that appears to be lacking in today's society is a sense of family. I don't mean family in the sense of the people you call Mother, Father, Brother or Sister. I mean family in the sense of people you would lay down your life for. People that you care about deeply, whether they are blood relatives or not. People who have helped you out so much in life that it would just be wrong to not assist them if asked.

mood: calming down

Aw, crap. Dan just called Amber back.

mood: urge to kill... rising

It's incredibly hard to type when your hands are shaking with rage. Hearing somebody yelling at my sister, even if the yeller is only on the phone, drives me insane. Because I know my sister is a good person. She doesn't deserve to be yelled at. He yells when she's quiet, and he yells when she speaks up. He's driving on a suspended license, but she refuses to call the cops. If he comes back to this house, I will tell him to leave the property and never come back.

mood: trying to control the shaking

Why do people continue down life paths that are obviously not healthy? Returning time after time to somebody who hurts their self-esteem, just because it's the longest relationship they have had? It makes no sense. It scares me, to hear my sister crying on the phone, night after night, because this guy has problems with anger management.

mood: calming down
  • I don't understand that kind of behavior either, and I've seen a lot of it. Not just from women, either, though it does seem to be more common with the ladies to the point where there's a cliche about the good girls chasing the bad boys. Regardless, I hope Amber dumps this guy. He's not worthy of her.

    Family...there's a lot of factors working against the kind of tight family ties people used to take for granted. It's not always easy to maintain those ties and a lot of folks don't want to do the heavy lifting it sometimes requires.
    • Aye. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for anybody to go through life not having anybody there to help, in case things turn sour.

      As for the heavy lifting, the value received in return for effort is insanely disproportionate. It's akin to building a shed with some friends, and then discovering that it continuously fills with various jewels and precious metals.
      • True, but you already know that. A lotof people don't get it, because they never had a family to fall back on.
  • Hits to close to home!

    It's so good to see you here again. Is this for real or just your extraordinary imagination at work again? If it's for real, your sister needs to get away from this guy because he will do her some serious emotional damage that will stay with her for a long, long time. Being alone is better than being with someone who is damaging.
    • Re: Hits to close to home!

      Unfortunately, this is not from my imagination. I've been worrying over this for a long, long time, as well. Also, I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for your brother.
  • I can't understand it either, but then, I've never been a normal girl, so...

    My guess? He fulfils some kind of emotional 'need' for her. Humans are social creatures, and as much as I hate to make generalizations, most women have a strong, strong need to feel needed, and wanted.

    Personally, if it were my sister, or even my brother, I'd find it very hard not to commit grevious bodily harm.
    • Aye. That's one thing I worry about, though. On the one hand, I really, really want to kill him, but on the other, Amber would probably never forgive me. Plus the fact that Maryland is the California of the East Coast makes it slightly more difficult to claim it was in self-defense.
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