What is one supposed to do when it becomes stressful just thinking about visiting your Dad? It is not because of any issues with my Dad. No, it is because the woman he married after my Mom passed has become an absolute raging bitch!
How does one reconcile the anger and disappointment of watching the man who taught you how to be a father and husband and how to treat others with the man who now cowers in fear because he doesn’t want to “upset” his wife? How does one handle calling his Dad and hearing this woman yelling at him in the background over stupid bullshit like why I was even calling? How does one continue to honor his Dad’s request to not call this woman on her crap? I mean she hurls insults about my sister and brother at me from the time I walk in until the time I leave. She complains about my aunt (my Mom’s only surviving sister) constantly even though she and my uncle have stopped visiting my Dad because she leaves the room…slamming the door to the room she hides in while they were there.
I don’t want to not visit my Dad…but he continues to insist that I not confront her over this nonsense. I am struggling.