You’re taking good care of yourself. Keep going, even if it means removing this Don Rickles from your life.
Tough sell. For aging parents, this is a huge change. Not only is it downsizing; it’s admitting a shift toward greater dependence on others.
Your husband might hear the advice of a third, professional party better than from family or friends. In the meantime, try taking the wheel, or riding with friends.
If you don’t trust your sibling, you’ll always be on guard, and that’s a shaky basis to build a quality relationship upon.
My heart goes out to you in your loss, whatever it may be.
This searching is a kind of prayer. Religion teaches us words and rituals for prayer, but as we mature we long to find our own expression of faith. Your restlessness is evidence that your spiritual life is thriving.
Long-term relationships, as with family, will go through deep wounds like this one. They’re not impossible to heal, but require thoughtful, intentional effort on all sides.
The darkness is so vast they do not factor in the impact their actions will have. Worse yet, they may even feel that their loved ones will be better off without them. This isn’t something he did TO his family.
His family, however, deals with the repercussions. Your anger is understandable. You’ve reached a breaking point of your own.
It takes immense courage to be the one who calls out the inappropriate behavior of the alcoholic, because the intervention includes the entire system of people the alcoholic interacts with. The size of the company and the absence of an HR department give you little protection should you air these concerns to your supervisor.
“Good fences make good neighbors,” wrote Robert Frost in his poem Mending Wall. Today, he might add, “and soundproof buildings.”