I wish upon a star..

I wish things would change.  I wish my small family would be cheerful for a change.  It's so depressing.  I have 3 sisters, all close in age, and none of them have kids.  There are NEVER any birthday parties, any baby showers, any weddings, any kind of party, or anything that could be joyful. No friends either, no extended family, nothing, NONE.  EVER.  EVER.  The world spins around me, yet things stay the same.  Nothing ever changes. THANK GOODNESS at least I am the only one in my family who has one daugther.  I feel bad for her too, she has NO cousins.  I hope and pray she doesn't get depressed over this one day as I do.  Maybe she will meet a nice man and have a nice, normal family.  Is that too much to ask for?  I pray this happens to her.  She's 22 years old and deserves a better family.  As for myself....nothing changes....

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P00hbear
P00hbear

I understand where you are coming from! I am basically estranged from my family since my dad passed, they are scattered and all in their own world anyway, leaving us out of almost everything - we feel forgotten much of the time. I did get married to a wonderful man but unfortunately, he is in the same situation though we are not estranged from them there is not a lot of closeness or joyful gatherings either. He is not close with his sister and she lives far away, so we barely know his nieces. We try to just create our own family - we call it framily so we at least have that, but it isn't easy. I understand your wishes for your daughter and know that it is possible!
positiveoutcome
positiveoutcome

I am sorry to hear this. You may be the one who could change. People usually don't. We are the ones who can change.
maria718
maria718

I've been fighting my family history for many, many years. You are right, I have to make that change. It's not easy at all, but lately I've wanted to, as I see everyone living their lives. I am SO tired of things never changing. Only change is when something happens in my family it's something bad. I went to see my counselor today, but she was out sick. I guess I just had to vent.
positiveoutcome
positiveoutcome

It is the perfect moment for a change since you are SO tired of things never changing