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Whew, today is Sunday, afternoon. Just got home. Tomorrow an

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Whew, today is Sunday, afternoon. Just got home. Tomorrow and Tue. are my days off. I'm worn out, tired and just want to relax.
I take care of my dad. And he's not in a good mood. I'm trying to ignore his anger. I just need 30 minutes to myself and I'll be okay.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend off.

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Nov 7

@dravino
Funny you mention the "Old" music. My dad and I are both Country music lovers. He has a tin of old albums. He does sit and listen and reminisce. At times that's not so bad.
Like your mom, my dad complains a LOT. I've often thought he's jealous of many things I've done in my life. Traveled and experienced many things. He never did..... Point is, he can't say, "Well that's nice that you did that. Or good for you". Its always angry and sarcastic, " Well I could do this or that because of money. Or because of you kids. Or because of her". (His several wives) point is, he made his life miserable. No one forced him.

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Just make sure his attitude doesn't rub off on you. Sometimes it scares me to think I might end up with a nasty attitude because I get resentful of my situation and snap at others around me. I'm also very aware of the times I say something negative. I mean, it's normal to say negative things on occasion, but I try not to get in the habit. You know, when you're with someone a lot, they rub off on you. You sound like an emotionally strong person who will come out of this just fine. Keep up the good work!

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Nov 7

It could never rub off. We are such different human beings. Other than some things in common. History, the old West, animals and nature.
My dads a text book case for narcissism.
I'm over giving and thoughtful. He was also a social alcoholic. I might have a drink every two or three years. My grandad always said I had the patience of Job. My dad has NO patience. I have great respect for people in general. He likes no one unless they do him a favor.... first. People tend to like me right off. My dad puts people off.
As a youth I understood my dad early on. I had a rough childhood with a lot of neglect and abuse. I made it a point to be his opposite. Women in my life have always said they were shocked to learn of my past, and I turned out so calm and decent.
My dad has never quite admitted that I turned out to be as good a person as I am. But a few times in my life, I've heard him mention to other people similar things.
But no ones perfect, and I have my faults. I take on to many things by helping people. I spread myself thin in that way. I was literally abandoned in infancy and left all over with many people. So... obviously I had abandonment issues through my life. Many relationships with many good women, that I always left. I've never been the type to say this woman or that one was a witch or whatever. They were all fine people.
Anyway, I don't believe in anyway I could ever be like my dad.

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