It wasn't until high school that I had friends from "broken" homes and once again I never saw drama.
And now I find myself in the middle of a group of people that run on drama. Everything is blown out of proportion and the only dealing mechanism I have identified is to completely ignore the problem and hope it'll sort itself out.
i can understand this from children but when I see it in adults I just want to slap some sense into them. Younger members of the family are full on drama queens, prone to posting vague statements on FB and then saying "Oh it's nothing" when I did make the fatal mistake of asking.
I'm not playing anymore. I'm blocking some from my life and the rest will get nothing more than casual civility. I don't need the headaches anymore. I'm tired of tying myself in knots trying to make everyone else happy to the detriment of my own happiness. This decision may very well hurt Rod in the short term and I'm sure he'll hear an interesting set of events from someone else, but I know what I did wasn't wrong and I will not feel guilty. Hopefully without bad influences Caitlin's behaviour will improve as well
On a positive side I don't have to worry about Christmas presents for a lot of people either :)