Hi from Ontario. I noticed this before going to sleep last night and it is so sad….
I had a "friendly family" in UK, and walked away when I was 18 to move to Canada. Often hearing about family issues when I was an adult and even now, I cant help but wonder "what if" i had stayed – would we all have remained friends as well as relatives? Odd that I married first husband (abusive) who was only child raised by grandmother and ill mother… so no substitute family for me there; and my present husband of 40 years, well over the years one relative wasn't talking to another; back and forth back and forth, over and over; his brother quite friendly died; now his sisters daughter not talking to her mum…. not seeing grandchild… what a loss!…… i was not and am not used to it. Your last sentence , am sorry to here of your low mood (me too, for different reasons) but you have a supportive husband as i do – although things are not as they used to be since we have both been ill etc – and you have good friends and a good therapist. I cannot imagine not getting along with my 2 adult daughters, although I dont agree with their decisons and they are not perfect but we are a small family and almost "have' to get along. Best to you, I am a good listener but not a good solution-provider even for my own health etc. Hope you get some replies that help…. 🌺