But anywho, I wrote to her on email two weeks ago getting everything off my chest, telling her that I cant get past the childhood abuse that she turned a blind eye to, and that she affects me so much and she just doesn't see what she's done. I told her that because the relationship between me and her is a mess that realistically she can't have a relationship with my ds (who she is gaga over). I told her that I can't move forward with a relationship with her currently (and doubtfully, ever) because of how I feel.
Two weeks later I've had no reply. And today we got back from the school run to find she had been round to our house and stuck a wrapped present through the door for ds, containing a load of sparklers. Wtf!
So no reply to my long emotional email, but this instead. I don't understand!? She also sent him a card with lots of 'darlings' and 'love' and some money in it a few weeks back.
I keep feeling so shitty in myself. Beating myself up and feeling low. I don't need this confusion and random stuff coming through my letterbox as well.
I am nc with my dm, she was a shit one. She was an over compensating gm - but critical and judgy, and all the bad dm qualities she had. We have done the letters thing, the guilt trips, the nc is the agreed solution though I know she would prefer otherwise. She puts cash in my bank and sends a cheque at Christmas /school hols. She sends it to make her feel better, I accept it because it makes my life (and dc) financially easier. They know she sends cash, they accept she isn't who they +her believe her to be. Life has moved on, nc for 5 years and before that 12 years. Nc is def recommended.
Thank you. It seems we are going to be NC, we were already VLC but seeing as she keeps making these emotional plays for my son (or whatever this shit is) and not respecting my feelings/ responding to them then it has to be the end.
We have thought about moving away but a) we can't really afford to and b) ds is v settled at his school etc. But yeah not living here would be so much better!
She's saying "fuck you, you don't dictate our relationship, I do". She is also hoping that if she doesn't respond, then you'll forget about it. In short, she's a selfish fuck that refuses to acknowledge the abuse.
I've just had a very long emotional email from her. She has batted away many events that happened saying she doesn't remember them. She says she was scared of my stepdad (bollocks). She has flatly denied being judgemental and critical of people. She has written a long paragraph about how she thinks our relationship problems shouldn't come in to her seeing my son, and that he must be very confused and miss her a lot (he barely ever mentions her). Lots and lots of emotion about missing him.
Since I read it it's like a mist came down around me. I feel like screaming and slitting my wrists all at once. So much frustration and sadness and this fucking decision whether to end things had to be on my fucking shoulders. I can't bare it. I'm so sorry to my ds for being so consumed with this, much as I've tried to hide it. I'm so sorry for everything, everyone would be better off without me.