Friday, October 19, 2007

In-Laws or Outlaws?

My X-Mother-in-law asked me if she did anything to make me divorce her son.

I suppose I could tell her it was her fault he was born. Couldn't I? Not that it would do any good, she can't put him back. I kept him much too long.

It did rather surprise me that she would think that she was THAT important in my life or that she could anything so horrid that I would leave her son because of it. I thought it was very presumptuous of her. She has a martyr complex, I believe.

I've been struggling to get all of the incidents leading up to the final episode down to the Reader's Digest version. That ain't gonna happen. I now think it might be therapeutic to write about the high-lights. This will give me an opportunity to vent, analyze then discard them; or at least put them to rest. I'll also get some different perspectives (hopefully) from comments.

My next post will explore the Valentine's Day candy saga. Stay tuned!

5 blew out from under the bed:

Jackie Adshead said...

Interesting that you should choose to write the high-lights first. That's a positive step, looking back favourably at things......and there's probably a myriad of reasons why you should do that!

nitebyrd said...

Oh,Jackie! Maybe I should have said "low-lights!" I'm going to write about the major incidents that led up to the end. There's more of the bitter, less of the sweet.

Vi said...

I think it is a good idea mate,it helped me.

Constance said...

Good Sunday morning to you, Nitebyrd !

I don't know her - was she feeling bad, or worrying that it was her fault, or trying to make sure that her relationship with you wasn't trashed because you and her son were splitting up ?

Venting is always good. Letting it all out there can truly be cathartic (sp?).

Adding you to my links, and looking forward to reading the Valentine's Day candy saga -

ronjazz said...

I will read with intense interest.