....and when we point these things out....they cast us out? Why does my family not believe me when I am telling the truth?
As I grow and learn and find my joy in soberity and my life....my family dynamics have changed. Fingers are now pointed at me for being wrong....outspoken...forward.
I live a honest life. I tell the truth...no sugar coating.
My mother's pathalogical lies has spun it's evil web and even when people can see it right in front of them...they choose not to say anything to her or confront her on it.
I don't understand that?! And yet when I do....I am crazy and need medication.
You are a pioneer!! You are brave and courageous! You have a beautiful soul, that knew when to quit!
What you have done is destroyed the denial system that exists in your sick and dysfunctional family.
I have 30+ years of sobriety. I have seen this happen to newly sober people over and over...their families think that you have been kidnapped by a Cult (called AA or NA LOL!) and now they are thinking that you will try to convert every last one of them! They are terrified of your new truth and power!
Get away- get out! Spend AS MUCH TIME AS YOU CAN AT MEETINGS....
Ask everyone you meet to help support you. Make new friends, sober, happy, now normal friends!
Whatever you do, Do Not Give Up! You are changing your family's history that has been accepting dysfunction for generations! You are also changing your future, too- for good. Now, anything is possible that is good and happy and meaningful!
Please hang in there for me! Trust God and pray. Work your program, and remember to take it only one day at a time!
Many, many blessings, a new friend,
answered 21 Aug '11, 22:38
every one as free will this you must accept. and you are not responsible for other people choice. as for the truth some people does not want to ear it it is their free will and not your problem. be happy in your life make wise choice. experience and enjoy.
answered 22 Aug '11, 01:43
Good question Erin, i very much like the way you say that our families "seem" to become people we know them not to be... in other words you have deepened your insight. We all need a skin to protect ourselves...always telling the "truth" is scraping the skin and painful to others when they are not ready to accept it... and "truth" is after all a subjective concept, our "truths" are based on our own beliefs.
answered 22 Aug '11, 04:00
You are responsible only for yourself and as long as you know in your heart that you are right it matters not what others say or think. In your new soberity and joy for life find it in your heart somehow to forgive those that upset you and move on. Do not be baited with their coments but be the stronger person and walk away instead of telling it like it is.
I know this isn't always easy but for your own goodwill it would be best for when others realise that they can't upset you anymore they loose interest in doing so. It takes time to get to this point but it will happen if you persist with not responding when feeling hurt by others remarks.
Wishing you love and happy days ahead.
answered 22 Aug '11, 23:23
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