I didn’t want to be right

For a long time I’ve been certain that my parent isn’t as wonderful as everyone else is convinced they are. They’re very, very manipulative and passive aggressive. But the rest of the family always assumed that I just had a problem with them and was judging them too harshly. I just have this ability to see people for who they really are, in spite of what they think they’re showing to the rest of us. But now they’re really old and their behaviour has finally become obvious to everyone because it’s gotten so bad. They’re totally self-absorbed, they lie, they throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want, and they have to be the centre of attention all the time. It’s become a huge problem and is causing no end of grief for the whole family. I get no satisfaction from being right, other than feeling a little bit validated, but I’d much rather have been wrong. They say that people with this type of temperament just get worse with age, and that’s definitely true in my parent’s case.

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Karl Marx Antony

Jan 21, 2022 at 6:22am

I could of told you that but what do I know, I'm merely a spectator.

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Sniveling little shits

Jan 21, 2022 at 8:07am

Can flush themselves away any time they like and see if anybody plunges in to retrieve them

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This was... awful?

Jan 22, 2022 at 10:48am

"I just have this ability to see people for who they really are...." Hopefully you see yourself for who you really are as well. If I think someone is a piece of crap, that doesn't mean I'm wrong, but it also in know way means that I myself am not also a piece of crap. A normal person would've simply let that parent go a long time ago, not stayed in their life just to validate that they're a piece of crap.

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@This was

Jan 22, 2022 at 2:48pm

How would you know what a “normal” person would do in every single situation? Do you see yourself as some kind of all-knowing all-seeing person? You seem to be thinking in a very black and white way. Human relationships are much more complex than that! Particularly when it comes to one’s parents. I would never just abandon my parents because they made mistakes when they were raising me. They weren’t all bad and I love them very much in spite of their flaws. Yes, their behaviour can be very difficult to handle but I certainly don’t hate them. I’m just frustrated.

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Tony & Co

Jan 26, 2022 at 8:35am

They're ugly inside out. It's only a matter of time before everyone sees it.

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