About the time Adam and I were being married (20+ years ago), my Aunt found out her husband was having an affair. He wanted a divorce. She refused because she made more money than he did. She refused to pay him to leave her. At the time, I wasn’t sure what to think. Then again, I was in pre-nuptial bliss. So I’ll be honest, I didn’t think much of the situation.
My Aunt has since passed away. (May she rest in peace). My Dad has never truly forgiven then way her husband treated her. My Dad is a lot of things, but he is honest and loyal to the end.
This weekend is the family reunion. My uncle is bringing his girlfriend. Okay, awkward, but fine. Then we find out she is MARRIED! Not so fine. Here are the current reactions:
- Mom is ticked.
- Dad is angry because my uncle lied to him about the relationship.
- My cousins are furious because their dad is being an ass.
- I feel like I’m reliving the last year of my life.
My horoscope says:
It’s no fun if you’re reminded of an emotional wound today, but you can’t afford to dwell on it. Naturally, the most crucial issues are the ones that occur in the present moment. Your obsession with a past event can actually block the flow of feelings. Gently bring your thoughts and fantasies back to where you are now. Keep in mind that you don’t want to miss the good stuff that is happening right in front of your nose. (Tarot.com)
What’s really weird is Adam and my uncle are alike in so many ways. They are both hunters. They both avoid family. They both would rather live on a mountaintop alone than face the world.
So I ask you: Does history repeat itself?
Guiding Card of the Day: Listen – okay before I get defensive with my uncle I will try to listen to them.
Rant of the Day: Why is Adam on eBay looking for things to buy me? Does this make any sense to ANYONE?
Goal of the Day: Listen – see above
Thankful Moments: I love having a US phone. I can call, email, or SMS my friends when I feel lonely.