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We moved interstate and visit once a year.
I get 20 phone calls a day from my abuser and refuse to answer the phone. I answer once per week just to say hello and keep in touch but there is no need for the extent of control this person try’s to exert. We are a much happier and healthier family and our kids are thriving.
Yep! The only thing keeping me here is my elderly Dad, as I'm his carer. Once Dad passes on, I really don't think I will have any reason to maintain contact.
Absolutely! That was 5 years ago and I’m honestly so happy without the drama, let down, annoying immaturity and just plain different perspectives. I felt conflicted for a couple of years, but I had felt like this a long time, so after that I knew that it was the right call when I hear the stuff that goes down still...
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Yes! I always say family is nothing but blood. If you treat me well/decently I’ll stick around - if not, you’ll find me out of your life pretty quickly.
If people are Constantly making you feel crappy, make you scared to answer the phone, anxious, etc. you don’t need that
Yes. I took a massive step back and stopped bending over backwards for them. I did it for my mental health and it has made such a huge positive difference!
I blocked her number and deleted her number
My fam is mostly close. But sometimes we're in each others faces too much so we have to take a break for a while.
No biggie getting space!
We have one sibling we all have had to take distance ourselves from as they are users, abusers, in trouble with police, dcp, money problems, etc etc. We tried to offer support but unless The support was us giving them money for their habits they don't want to know, it's been a very difficult thing to Walk away from family though.