This is more of a vent...
Ever since I have taken on the care for my parents (about 6 years now)... I have received no help , no emotional support, no understanding. What I do occasionally receive is occasional generic gestures... usually in the form of a text.. which takes the least effort of all.
On Christmas I get the generic (Have a Merry Christmas!), when I have one of my parents in the hospital I get the generic ('Keep me Posted'), when its one of their birthdays I get the generic (Tell them I said happy birthday). All of these gestures are the very least that they can think of doing and still not affect their own lives or good time in any way. I am really sick of it and is one of the things I am constantly dealing with.
Well.. I had decided this year I would block them all during these times so they cannot send these offensive messages. Today is Christmas Eve and I was thinking of doing it after lunch... which is too late as I just received the most offensive one.. from one of my mom's sisters who lives in town who could be of some real comfort and support but who chooses to send generic texts instead.. she is one of the worst offenders... I can feel my blood pressure rising!
At this point I feel angry that I didn't protect myself from this soon enough!!! I know others may not get my extreme feelings toward this..but it is making me feel just a little better to vent.
Next time I will block them much sooner.. I guess live and learn.. how can one text just cause so much negative emotions... ugh!!!!!!
Let me go block them all now before any more arrive!!!