The Rare Norm last month Share Tweet Pin Share Yeah, why people don’t realize this is a mystery to me. It sucks, but as long as you’re not dependent on them, treat them like you would a shitty friend. My mom was really shitty for a while. Went through a divorce, etc. etc. and she started treat my siblings and me like garbage. I didn’t talk to her for three years, while my sisters kept taking the abuse. She got better and we reconncected after she dealt with her crap but she actually treats me and my family with respect now because she knows I’ll dip out without a second thought but still has drama and some spats with my siblings. Whodathunk having consequences for your actions was a thing.