Jivaro wrote on Jan 23, 2021, 14:48:
You have zero to feel bad about. Seriously. My family is going through the same shit that many many others are going through. I shared, and continue sharing, because I don't think the media talking about it is good enough for many people. (and I am not sure it should be) They have to hear it from people they consider "real". The politicians talking about affected families that aren't their own means very little to the average person right now because we don't trust our politicians. (Except maybe Bernie, everybody believes he is for real regardless of affiliation.) Even then, they might not believe it, and well...it is what it is I guess.
My step-sister will deserve being held accountable for her actions and my father has himself to blame for our infrequent conversations....as you alluded to in your own post about your dad. We have a very similar family dynamic there, including the step-mom bit.
Thanks for that, and good luck bringing your stepsister back to the fold.
I'm a huge Bernie fan, too. He sometimes is the only one who seems sincere out of the whole lot of them. He takes seriously the idea that he represents the will of the people, and may be the most non-self-interest motivated chap on the hill. What to do about Josh and Ted? It's a shame.
As for family, what are you gonna do? My dad just turned 80, stepmom's 12 years younger, and while she's a nice lady and undoubtedly very good for him, she's pure MAGA. It's weird, I don't hate her or anything, she's very well intentioned, it just makes family feel like yet another casualty of 2020. Here's to a brighter future.