Sunday, December 18, 2016


Feeling Rebloggy

My ex’s family was dysfunctional, and that’s my kindest description. His father was cruel and openly resentful of his children. When angry, he reminded them how much he had sacrificed to give them a “good” life.
His mother was close-minded, manipulative and greedy. She never worked outside the home, married an older man, and had children right out of high school. Her world was very small, and her examples of marriage were sadly limited. She took control by micro-managing the family’s finances, and judging the hell out of anyone who didn’t live life “the right way” – their way....
They honestly believed they were the ultimate Good Christian Family. They checked all the right boxes: Strong father provides, mother stays home. A homemade sit-down dinner together every night (never mind that the meal was silent and loaded with tension).
They blamed their children’s issues on the “outside world” corrupting their perfectly-reared boys. Self-righteousness clouded their perception.
Most importantly of all: They’d been married for 20 years. 
~Everyday Feminism 

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