My two kids are approaching 30 - I was a single parent since they were very young. DD has always been demanding - I have worked hard to get the balance between being tolerant and understanding and also challenging her ( often) unreasonable behaviour. She can be lovely and thoughtful and kind but also quite derogatory and self centred at times.
I recently started provided supported care for young people leaving foster care - a lifelong ambition of mine and now is the right time for me to do this! I am so happy and have two lovely girls living with me. Now the problem - DD!! She professes to be supportive and proud of my new venture. However, there are little snide comments made in company e.g. I no longer have a bedroom in my mum's house. We are all going on holiday - I paid for DD and her partner to fly to Spain and join us for he weekend as DS and granddaughter are coming for he first week and I didn't want her to feel excluded!
We all met up for dinner this week and I mentioned that I had bought concert tickets for me, the girls and my sister ( her aunt). She often goes to concerts with her partner so I assumed that she would've bought a ticket herself if she had wanted to go! It was an impulse buy, lucky to get tickets - concert is next Summer! DD was not pleased and expressed her annoyance quite vocally - luckily the girls were at other end of table and didn't hear! DS told her that she was being ridiculous and was an adult who could buy tickets herself! I changed the subject!!
I can't go on tip toeing around her - how on earth do I handle this? If I am direct with her she will spiral into a depressive drama and say that I have 'abandoned' her etc.
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