(Closed) Family Going AWOL [Sorry, Long]

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow – it sounds like you are going through a really rough time.  That all totally sucks.  Hang in there… it will get better eventually.

Post # 4
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m sorry Toffee; this is awful.

I don’t really have any good advice for you, other then to say that you need to try to stay strong in the centre of the storm.  Make decisions that will make you happy, now and in the long term.

I hope things start to look up soon.



Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, for your sake I hope things improve all around. I guess you can only go up from here.

Post # 6
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow, I’m really sorry you’re going through all this. Is there any way you can just kind of sink yourself into wedding planning so you can take your mind off of everything, just for a little while?

Post # 8
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hoping for the best for you. In the mean time is it possible for you to go to a counselor? It’s possible to learn some strategies to handle things like going shopping with your mom when she’s driving you crazy. Also, consider a chiropractor / massage / accupuncture to release some of the emotions that are stored in your body. I know that sounds stupid, but there’s a physical reaction to all this stress and it can make a big difference to let go of that.

Post # 10
257 posts
Helper bee

How are they going “AWOL”—doesnt it mean “away without official leave”?


perhaps they are mentally and emotionally absent–but I think the term is reserved for ones physical state.


I suggest family counseling ASAP.

Post # 12
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is just…wow. *hugs* I am sorry things have been and continue to be so very crappy for you! I am sorry for your losses- both the deaths and the divorces. I truly hope things turn around for you and your family soon! I wish I had something better to say! *hugs*

Post # 13
74 posts
Worker bee

*huge hugs*  I’m so sorry, Toffee.  That sounds like way too much to have to handle at once. Counseling would be a good idea if you could afford it –  I don’t know if you’re part of a church, but some churches will do marriage or family related counseling for free.  At least make sure you have somewhere to vent even if it is only online.

If you need someone to vent to about the divorce you’re welcome to message me; I’m a newish member here and don’t post much, but my parents went through a very similar situation that just snowballed, so I know how awful it can be and I’d be happy to listen if you just need to get any of that out.

Go take your dad dress shopping, it’ll cheer you up and there’s nothing to say you can’t take your mom later if she gets her act together.

I really hope things get better for you.

Post # 14
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m so sorry, it sounds like you’re going through a lot right now! I don’t have any good advice, but know that we’re always here for you if you need to talk!!

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