My sister went back to her husband. Awwww, it's like a storybook romance by way of Jerry Springer.
Mom and dad insist they did not convince her to go back. This is odd, given that, just a scant year ago, they were encouraging my sister to DTMFA as soon as they reached their ten year anniversary so she could get a cut of his retirement. Had a lawyer picked out and everything. Now, she's taking off from a monster, and they are perfectly cool with this.
Mom told me my BIL has never hurt my sister before. I said bullshit, that's not how abusers operate. How does she know he never physically attacked my sister? He told them. Yeah. THAT I believe. And it still doesn't change the fact that he still abuses her mentally and emotionally. According to them, that you can shrug off. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me. As if all you have to do is dismiss the thoughts and they instantly no longer affect you.
This is to illustrate to you why I don't tell my parents jack shit about anything I'm doing and when they ask me about anything, from my dating life to my regular job to whatever, I just say everything is okay and subtly change the subject.
So, to review, my ethnic make-up is apparently Polish (my mom's side), German (my dad's side), and white trash (everybody).
You gotta love a family where the guy with a thing for mermaids and watches My Little Pony is more of an outcast than Drew Peterson Jr.