SD coming home...the horror
My S/D will be coming home this weekend. I always dread these visits, even though, for the most part, they don't turn out too bad. But, I'm always tense when she is here and always rejoicing when she leaves. I try to treat it like a football game, sooner or later the clock will run out and she will leave. It's like living with a mean in-law for a few days.
But it does affect my work. She is in her late 20's and only comes home 2-3 times per year now. I find myself, even one month before she arrives, anxious and seeing scenarios in my mind where she is disrespectful or does something else to tick me off, and I end up exploding.
My wife worships the ground the kid walks on and defends her every word and action. I've given up trying to talk with her about the things the SD does that tick me off. But suffering in silence doesn't work...it leads to an anger and rage that is inside of me and hasn't been successfully dealt with...and has now built up over 20 years.
My wife and son both pick up on my tenseness...for them, my SD coming home is great...I don't want to ruin their weekend...I've thought of leaving this weekend...but cannot...