Yes, like there is some secret class they go to and learn all the nasty things to say, how to beat one down until they feel like a pile of garbage, how to make them wonder if they are the crazy one.
Oh my, I will tell you one thing that gets me. My daughter, now 15, used to mimic the negative characters on shows. It still bothers me. She can be so mean, and I do worry about her, yet at the same time she is my most driven, acheiving, smart, and drop dead georgeous of all my kids, but she still is the oldest girl. Anyway, as I said, I worry, I am concerned for her, she has this little chip on her shoulder, coniving mind, etc. She has gotten into the liqiur cabinet a few times, and we use it so seldom that it is hard to notice.
Now, as I mentioned the shows, and her mimicing the negative characters, (it began with that damn angelica from rugrats
) and then you consider the rehab my husband was sent to by his mom when he was a teenager. He has taken all the negative things, the way the programs teaches you NOT to act, and has used that to control people. We would fight for years, and I never gave a care about what he said, I went on with life as usual.
Now I feel cripled by Rheumatoid Arthritis, my seven kids will make it almost impossible to hold down a job, and I feel desperate for him to quit this stuff so we can have our thriving business back. WAKE UP GIRLFRIEND!!! Time to find a way, time to find the will, watch out world, here I come. I don't feel like that, but I am going to have to force myself to fake it til I make it.