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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 07:39 PM
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46. I don't know anyone, so I don't have a dog in this particular fight...
...but it seems that it's not just the fritos, or the phone call, or the going out to get the CDs.
It's not who's right, and who's wrong.

There's a history between parents and children...expectations, communication, patterns..."button pushing", if you will.
Stuff that looks completely innocuous and unimportant to an outsider can be adding to an incipient avalanche...or the last straw.
Forgive me for mixing metaphors.

Sometimes people just don't get along. Doesn't mean one of them is bad, or wrong, or evil...they just rub each other the wrong way.

This is why I live in a different state than the rest of my family. We get along much better at a distance and with minimal contact.
They aren't 'bad', don't think I am either...but we just don't get each other.
(Liberal pagan hippie VS BA Baptist republicans...and since they have $$$, and I don't, they are "right". Right?)

Living with people who you're supposed to love and are indebted to...but they rub you the wrong way is very frustrating, especially if packing up and leaving is not an option.

"Suck it up" is NOT helpful in dealing with this sort of thing.

And...FWIW...I'm hearing "I'd like some privacy and a little personal space, please!"

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