The Family Affair

A few years ago, my son-in-law and my daughter -in-law had an affair.  It still seems so unreal to me, but the devastation it left behind is real. I don't think my son and daughter have recovered yet.  I know the innocent children haven't.  Broken lives, hearts, dreams...  Courts dates, fights, crying children.  My daughter almost took her life with pills and alcohol.  My son quit caring about anything.
It has wrecked havoc on my own marriage since they all live within 2 miles of us. It is almost too much to bear at times.  It has caused a ripple effect in all of our lives. 
Just when I think everything will get back to some kind of normal, it blows up in my face again.  There are periods when the children aren't allowed at my house because of an argument between my son & their mother. It's ALWAYS something.  
But, life goes on.  I think of moving far away from all of this.  I just want peace in my life,  Is that too much to ask?  I want to run like Forrest Gump.  I've got to let this frustration out somewhere.

naturenanny naturenanny
51-55, F
2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

Thank you for your comment. i know there has to be an end to this. I try to stay as positive as I can. There are children involved whom I love with all my heart. I will overcome.

Im so sorry your family is going through this mess. I know how you feel wanting to run away from it all. it is so easy for us to take on our childrens problem and if we dont they give them to us whether we want them or not. Hope all goes well with your family.