What are you supposed to say to a schizophrenic person ( a family member ) who says " I don’t like family,I have never been fond of the concept of family and I can’t say that I like you " bluntly,just like that. In the meantime,it’s me who has been supporting him in all ways,trying to motivate him,trying to convey positive messages .
Well,then he started to talk about some childhood memories (yes,childhood …when we were both kids) about how he has disliked me since then.Good gracious !
We are not even in the same city,the talk was on the phone. I call sometimes just to say hello or chat a little bit,just to show that he is part of the family.And he was the one who said family was important a few months ago. My head is spinning.
Not wanting to blurt out something hurtful I said “take care” and hung up.
What do you do,what do you say in such a situation ? People say my sense of duty is too much.Or is not? I don’t know but I know I am not as angry as I used to get.Is that a good thing or bad? I don’t know that too