So I have been home for a whole month now. My husband gave me a month before I started my first war...I only needed a few hours apparently. I really am not kidding when I say I do best with my family when there is an ocean between us. Don't get me wrong I love them....we just don't "fit" if that makes sense. I have a sarcastic, blunt, and totally honest way of speaking. I have zero flare for "playing nice" or saying something other than what I mean.
The biggest problem is with my mom I apparently drive her a bit nuts. I won't go into it all but the biggest issue is always money. I mentioned to my dad that we had a savings goal. She took that as a judgment on her for not having one. I talk about my budget categories in reference to something we are doing (we could only eat out once that day due to the budget) and I am attacking her, etc. She even accused me of being too cheap to buy my child medication when in reality it was because I did not want to medicate a child who had no symptoms.
I get along a bit better with my dad and brother. Funny thing is my brother is "fiscally conservative" (his words) and WAY tighter with budget and finances than I am. You would think she would chafe more with him than me.
Anyways I am down to only being able to talk about trees or the weather with my dad per my mother's demands. Otherwise I apparently encourage my father to question.their lack of budget or savings plan among other things. I of course suck at that....
Just having a little rant