SD a decade of !#!*!
I am the "cool aunt" and cousin. I've always adored kids and was a popular elementary school teacher. With this sense of myself, I met DH thinking I'd get along with his kids. They were teenagers when I met them. SS24 was always kind and polite even though he would never directly look or talk to me. SD26 had problems from day one and has not stopped. DH is not the easiest and has many narcissistic traits.. life at the beginning with them was depressing and lonely for me. I stayed in the bedroom and was gone most of the day. Anyway, now, miserable and pathetic SD and I don't speak. It's been really really nice not to see her or talk to her at all. The challenge is not thinking about her... obviously I spend WAY too much emotional energy on her and SS. The thought of seeing her again literally makes me nauseous. My heart rate soars when I even think of it. She's got SS on her side.. then there's mother-in-law who is nice but brash and rude along with DH who probably loves all of the attention. I heard him on the phone with SD yesterday telling her to be patient as she tried to apologize in her own way. I told her I just wanted to focus on the present and did not apologize back. She wants an apology and is not going to get one simply because there's nothing to apologize for and her drama would not end there!! Help!