These Are The Days of Our Lives!Drama....it's an all-encompassing word in my family. It seems that my sisters can't live without drama, while I run about as far away from it as I can get with my brothers in tow! Drama is too emotionally taxing, and I think we have better things to waste our energy on then the day-to-day bullshit that my sisters live through.
I love my sisters, but they need to learn to prioritize what's important and what's not in life. Jami has her crappy marriage to a verbally abusive asshole, and her emotionally disturbed child to deal with, and that in itself is enough to drive anyone batty! Melany and her husband have absolutely NO financial solvency, and can't save a dime to pay the rent between the two of them. They've been evicted from three apartments in two years, on top of my brother-in-law's current Heroine problem, which is being treated with Methadone. On top of that, they have three children...how fun is that?
My brothers are partners in their own business, which has a moderate success right now. They live together in a nice apartment in a decent area of the San Fernando Valley, they date some pretty nice ladies, Kris pays his child support on time and sees his daughter. They're decent, hard-working men, and they hate the drama.
I'm married with two kids, we live in a nice place, we both work, we both have a car and don't have to make a car payment as we own them out-right, we pay our bills on time, we've never paid our rent late or bounced a check on it. We have a healthy, productive marriage, we don't take drugs or have a substance dependency issue. We both wish we made a bit more money, but who doesn't? We wish we worked schedules that gave us more time together, but who doesn't? I moved 2700 miles away to get away from the drama in California; something my husband couldn't understand.
My mother and her partner Diana are a whole new ballgame. I'm discovering that some of my sister Jami's problems stem from the fact that she's married to Diana's brother, and Diana is stirring the pot and causing trouble that doesn't need to be caused while my mother plays the ostrich and sticks her head in the sand and professes not to know what's going on. Once again more drama.
Why do I feel as though I need to cut off these few people that I love, with the exception of my brothers? Can't we all just get along???? I hate the damn soap opera, and the funny thing is I stopped watching these shows a long time ago! What's a girl to do?
I'm going to start playing the ostrich too...it's been working for my mom this long, although I don't buy into it...Oh well, I guess that's life, right?