I guess I’m just wondering if anyone can relate or have a similar issue with their siblings…
We have all experienced trauma as a result of parental alcoholism from both parents and have dealt with it in different ways.
My two siblings are so toxic, always point scoring and have to have someone to “hate”. Well this time it’s me and my partner’s turn.
I’ve tried to express that we don’t need to be like this, but the response is more point scoring and a complete lack of respect or care for my feelings.
I’ve made the decision today to cut them out (at least for a while), but now I’m dreading the phone calls from my mum and dad (mum now sober, dad still drinking). They will say I’m over reacting, make me doubt myself and try to guilt me into talking to them because “we are family”. Which then makes me want to cut them out too because they also disregard my feelings, belittle me and try to start arguments.
I don’t know what to say to do this? I just want a break from them as I’m so sick of the drama. It’s all the little things, and so when I say them out loud I come across as petty.
Any advice on how to deal with this welcome, thank you.