Friday, November 22, 2013

I am dealing with a family issue today. My dad is bipolar (but won't admit it) and he gets extremely nasty with my mom. When she was at work, someone must have hit the door with their car. My dad was furious. She says that he was screaming at her and belittling her. She said she thought he was going to kill her. I'm in Florida, but my whole family is in NY, so it makes me feel helpless. I've been trying to call her but she won't answer. She will sporadically text me short answers.... I even got my grandma (her MIL) involved, and my dad told her my mom was "unable to talk" and he doesn't want to discuss what's going on with her or anyone else. She told me she wishes she had somewhere to go. I told her grandma would take her in, but I get to response. I wish I knew what to do. I worry about my mom. She is so unhappy with my dad.
All this totally took away my motivation to work out tonight. I had planned on doing Zumba all day, but I can't seem to drag myself there at this point. I'm disappointed in myself, and feel like I'm using this whole situation as a scapegoat.
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  • LISAMARIE11084
    Thanks everyone for your kind words emoticon
    1576 days ago
    No, you’re not using this as a scapegoat, and how can you focus on any exercise when your mom safety is on your mind. Family issues can be frustrating when you're miles away. I know why you are frustrated because I know the bi-polar side effects. And I wouldn't dare tell you to focus your energy somewhere else. That's your mother. I understand, and I hope you hear from her soon. emoticon A million of them to you, because you need them.
    1577 days ago
    I agree with VEgibiker. Exercising will help you release some of that stress and worry. Your father is bipolar, then he needs treatment. Your mother should call the police. It is tough being so far away but I am sure you could not do much if you were closer because it is up to your mom to do something about it. Maybe she should wait until he calms and try to get out there. I hope you get to get from your mom soon emoticon emoticon
    1577 days ago
  • LISAMARIE11084
    Thanks for reading! I totally agree, I shoulda used that frustration towards my workout.
    1577 days ago
    family issues are extremely exhausting and frustrating. So sorry you/your family have to deal with this. All you can do is work towards shifting your "destressing" from such events from holding you back from working out - to being your motivation to work out even harder. Yeah - I can't always do it either. Hang in there though!! Your family needs you.
    1577 days ago
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