Family members around the holidays

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  1. JonK

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    for my family members a the holidays enjoy.
     
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  2. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    spend Christmas morning at gf's dad's house along with that dad's long-time gf

    backstory on her dad's gf:

    - They've been together for 15ish years. Hasn't had a job in that time.
    - Never shows up to family gatherings. She was at a baptism once and one wedding. She'll make the dad bring leftovers or takeout from events though.
    - She got upset at the wedding and locked herself in a bathroom crying because she wasn't listed as family (which she's not)
    - She spends nearly all day in her own room lying in bed.
    - She's always "sick." Best that doctors can come up with is some nonsense fatigue syndrome or something.
    - Learned this year that she also has certain room in the fridge for her food and the dad must ask permission to eat it.
    - Last year said she "basically has a job" because she was thinking about writing a children's book. This is not the first time she's said she'll do this.

    We get to the house, say hi to gf's dad. He says "oh bitch X is in her room if you want to say hi." So we go down a dark hallway and open the door to her room. She's zombied out on the bed watching TV in the dark. We say Merry Christmas, blah blah. We're about to leave the room when she says, "Should I get up?"

    It's 9:30 in the morning on Christmas Day and a 55-year old woman asks her guests if she should get out of bed. Stunning.
     
  3. ShuPoor

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    Man that is bleak
     
  4. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    100% she has posted several times on facebook bitching "millennials/snowflakes" and "kids these days"
     
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  5. Whammy Business

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    What does your girlfriend think about that situation? That woman’s gonna crack and murder-suicide your girlfriend’s dad.
     
  6. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    she's told her dad that all the kids hate his gf and he was apparently shocked by this

    After the wedding that she threw a fit at, she asked the kids what she could do better to be more a part of the family. Surprisingly she has acted on none of the suggestions.
     
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  7. blotter

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    Pretty close to a carbon copy my uncle's wife minus the children's book and throw in crohn's and crippling negativity instead of listlessness
     
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  8. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    Whose wedding was it?
     
  9. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    I’m guessing she’s gotta be a smoke show to live in NYC and act like that at age 30.
     
  10. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    my girlfriend's brother
     
  11. blotter

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    Her ears must have been burning.. she texted my mom tonight on some bullshit from the summer that she had made amends for and buried. Uncle is pretty feckless pawning her off on my mom, but at the same time you cant negotiate with terrorists

    Uncle and mom own my grandparents farmstead, my mom wants to build a new house here. Sucks but I told her I will have nothing to do with letting her invest anything in this place besides sweat equity because as soon as we increase the property value in a meaningful way my uncle's wife will force us to buy her out on the newly assessed value. 13 siblings and the toxic, married-in aunt who hasn't been around in decades has more say than all but my mom
     
  12. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    I read this as “made almonds for” like 10x and was very confused.
     
  13. bigred77

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    Were you included as a member of the family?
     
  14. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    before my time
     
  15. bigred77

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    I'll take that as a no
     
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  16. JeremyLambsFace

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    My grandmother wrote a letter to her church conference to try and get rid of her racist preacher who referred to the black bishop in SC as the HNIC

    She was talking about how disgusting and crass and racist he was when one of my aunts loudly interrupted asking why she liked Trump so much

    She was very flustered
     
  17. JeremyLambsFace

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    Also my 80 year old grandfather was trying to use a planer like a fucking idiot to put together the surface of a big table he’s making for his new farmhouse “get away” that’s 10 minutes from his house and slipped and hit his face on the board and lacerated his eyeball.

    He was bleeding profusely from his face and it took us two hours of begging while he stubbornly continued to work to finally get him to go to the ER where he immediately got transported to Duke for emergency eye surgery.

    Saved his eyeball but he’s now blind in that eye.
     
  18. CF3234

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    In my delirious morning state, I read planer as "planner" and for the life of me couldn't figure out 1) how you use a calendar notebook to put together a table, and 2), how you cut your eye open in a book mishap.

    Sorry to make light of a shitty situation.
     
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  19. Clemson327

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    Yesterday we had a family get-together and began talking about politics. My dad mentioned sterilization as a solution to people having too many kids out of wedlock and was upset when I gave him the yikes face. He and my uncle were also very upset that old white men were being demonized because they are old white men. It was a pretty impressive display of dog whistles that still infect old white guys in the south.
     
  20. devine

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    does she have a substance abuse problem?
     
  21. Detlef Schrempf

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    No, she doesn’t have a problem, she just likes how the drugs make her feel.
     
  22. HoosDaMan

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    She never mentions the word addiction in certain company
     
  23. Bo Pelinis

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    She'll tell you she's an orphan after you meet her family.
     
  24. Daniel Ocean

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  25. Lucky24Seven

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    And so it begins. Taking down the family Christmas tree. Mom has easily over 100+ boxes of unlabeled Holiday bullshit. On shelves, all over the floor, half opened, and I’m supposed to know where everything goes. Got an absolute ear full after bringing up 2 empty boxes and a tote. Wasn’t doing it “her” way and we needed to be doing only one box at a time. I told her that was impossible since nothing is labeled and most boxes are full of shit. The screaming and cursing intensified until I said fuck it. Do it yourself. My father has the patience of a saint to put up with all that bullshit for as long as he has.
     
  26. MoJo

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    I've had to ban my father from using any power tool with a blade and also from "fixing" any of the lawn equipment. He used to be decent with his hands but now his coordination is gone and he literally makes things worse when he tries to help. He's 84 and it's understandable but he's not happy about it.
     
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  28. Lucky24Seven

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    Swearing and screaming has intensified to a point where family members are leaving the house. Pointing fingers when tree isn’t coming apart. End tables not being dusted properly. Mom having to be in full control of everything but not having an idea of what’s going on. Chairs being slid into positions that’s vary an inch to the left, a half inch forward... Over the last 10 years I’ve slowly watched my mother turn into the grandmother that attacked my uncle with a knife. Absolute emotional ambivalence towards her and it kills me.
     
  29. IHHH

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    It’s probably impossible to talk her into consulting at this point but something is very wrong with her mental state. It still might be worth a shot. Sad, hope for the best for your family.
     
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  30. Lucky24Seven

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    My parents separated for a while and both when to counseling and not one thing changed with her. I really wish there was a way to get her help. It was incredibly suffocating growing up with an emotionally abusive parent and grandparent that watches over you. My biggest fear is that when my dad passes I’ll be stuck with her bullshit.
     
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  31. ryno23

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    Change your number and stop communicating with her. Life is too short to deal with people like that even if they are related. Easier said than done but it sounds to like a good option.
     
  32. jbr

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    I got to my parents’ house on Saturday. We ate steak, shrimp, mac and cheese, salad, etc for dinner. My mom is currently heating up leftovers from that meal to eat tonight (5 days later).

    :blech:
     
  33. Jimmy the Saint

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  34. BubbleHead

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    We had ham leftover from Xmas day as part of our New Year's meal today. Old people aren't afraid of their leftovers.
     
  35. Clemson327

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    I’ll eat leftovers up to seven days old ama
     
  36. Redav

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    I've eaten stuff that was older than that
     
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  37. Daddy Rabbit

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  38. Bo Pelinis

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    Bunch of bitch ass pussies in here
     
  39. BWC

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  40. Why?Pokes

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    Not family but we have company in town for NYE. Figured we’d be able to do plenty of stuff w them as they’re both fairly active.

    Nope. Their computers took over our dining room table three days ago and haven’t left since. Oh poor people they have to work on their vacation right?

    Nope. Monday was spent journaling everything major that happened in their lives in 2019; Tuesday was planning for 2020; and today they balanced their checking accounts for the entire last year and made spreadsheet budgets.

    :killme:
     
  41. ~ taylor ~

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    Isn't that what everybody does on vacation in Hawaii? It's accounting heaven.
     
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  42. gilstein21

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    What was her name?
     
  43. Redav

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    :gross:
     
  44. gilstein21

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    At least the neighbors dog didn’t maul them like the yard
     
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  45. Why?Pokes

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    The biggest swell of the last several years is firing right now to add insult to injury.

    -Hey guys wanna go post up on the beach all day and watch the most epic surf of your life?

    -I don’t think so, we’re just going to write out our thoughts. I really want to remind myself to eat more vegetables and hang my clothes back up in my closet after I try them on.


    LadyPokes arranged to work some half days this week so she could spend more time with them and is so pissed she’s seeing red.
     
  46. Druce

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    Isn’t that shit they could do in a week when they’re back home?
     
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  47. Why?Pokes

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    You’re too generous. It’s shit they could knock out in a couple hrs on the plane ride.

    Or hell, in a notebook at the beach w us.

    She can be very passive-aggressive and I think she’s trying to make a point to LadyPokes that their lives are super busy and interesting.
     
  48. Jigga

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    Between cat sweaters and accounting on vacation friends I don’t know if you’re doing Hawaii right
     
  49. 941Gator

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    Her weirdo friends from Medical school I’m assuming
     
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  50. Why?Pokes

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    Nope just a random ex-roommate. She couldn’t stand her when they lived together. I’ll never understand women and their frenemies.