I was recently in attendance at the funeral of a close relative. Normally, I try to avoid funerals whenever possible but, because this was my uncle, I had to be there.
My problem is not that I attended the funeral but that I had to be around my family. I hate to be in the same room with them. Whenever we all get together, you feel the tension in the air. It’s very uncomfortable. Everyone’s interaction seems forced. Literally, the only time we get together is when someone dies.
Sometimes, I feel bad because I have a child that doesn’t even know his own cousins but I don’t have the desire to engage in conversation with their parents to allow them to bond.
Do you think I’m being petty?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Yes you are. What type of disaster of astronomical proportions occurred that turned the whole family against one another?
Is there some sort of family feud? Did someone take the last donut or run over the family pet? Man, I feel like I have more questions than answers.
Whatever it is, you can’t be mad for the rest of your life. Well, you can be but what do you gain from it and what type of example are you setting for the future of your bloodline?
It’s a shame that the children in the family are being forced to miss out on the bonds that normally form between cousins. Is there a matriarch or patriarch in your family that you can speak with and work with to discover what’s wrong and try to mend it?
Honestly, it makes no sense nor does it prove beneficial to carry on a long running feud especially if it’s of unknown origins.
That’s my opinion.
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