Sunday, April 17, 2011

No contact yet...

Still no contact from NSM and NF since they left for home state this past Friday. I'm guessing this "silent treatment" is my punishment for standing up to them and "disrespecting them" the way I did. As usual, my feelings about the withdrawal are two-fold. On the one hand, I'm hurt. I have done NOTHING wrong yet have once again been labeled as too sensitive or otherwise wrong somehow and it's not fair. It hurts to be blamed for something you actually did, even more so for something you did not do. On the other hand however, I don't really have a desire to speak to either of them for a while yet so I'm kind of glad they haven't attempted to contact me.

I have a feeling though that I'll be getting a phone call from NSM tomorrow sometime. My guess is that they are waiting until dh isn't home which would normally mean that I am more easily pushed around. Given the fact that I had no problem standing my ground the last time when dh wasn't here, you'd think they'd know better at this point. Guess they're thinking maybe it was a fluke thing..?

It will be interesting to see how they progress from here. Will they act like everything is just fine and behave as normal or will there be some kind of attitude and/or a chastising of my behavior while they were in town? Guess only time will tell...


  1. This is the moments in real life when background music would be really helpful. If you heard the themes song from "Jaws" you would have a good idea that life was not about to get better. However, if you heard its a "Small World After All" you would know that your fellow bloggers were thinking of you. The best would be "Its a Wonderful Life." You can tell by my song choices how old I am. You can think of possible background music more suitable to you. If nothing else it is entertaining to think of theme songs for the people in your life. Keeping good thoughts winging your way.

  2. I remember the first time my NM gave me the silent treatment, I was a child. I was hurt, at first. She kept the silence for a week. At the end of the week, when it was over, I wondered what I could do to invoke it again. Really. But you're right: there's a certain fear about the calm before the storm and how badly the storm will break. And you are strong enough to continue to stand for yourself and your own family.