CAN'T RELY ON MY FAMILY AT ALL!
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|Wed, 09-15-2010 - 9:26pm|
Can someone tell me why family seems to be the LAST people to help when you're down and out??? I've talked to many people and there always seems to be something going on between family members that drives them apart.
It's particularly bothersome to me now that for the last 2 yrs I have suffered 3 lay offs and a divorce.....which lead to bad credit, foreclosure, utilities getting shut off, depression, no $, eating cereal for meals....you name it. Only one person helped me...a sister who I lost contact with for 10 yrs and we just started talking again. It really disappoints me...although growing up I knew we weren't as close as other families....sigh.
Example -- my sister came to town to visit for a week. I told her I wouldnt be able to do anything like dinner or activities that require $$. She is aware of the hardship I've gone thru....still going thru. I just started a new job and have just enough to get by until I get my first week's pay. Still....she asked me to go for coffee last night, which meant I had to go pick her up from where she's staying (she didn't rent a car)...a 20 min drive one way....and then go to a Starbucks. I couldn't because I don't have the $ for any of that even tho it seems like a relatively cheap activity. I got the feeling she really didnt understand. In past years when things were better for me, she was used to me being chauffeur when she came to town and now she's been here for 5 days and I havent seen her once because I dont have the $ for gas to go pick her up!
As old as I am I guess I need to accept it and move on. It's not going to change now.