Sunset_Peach

Sunset_Peach wrote

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If he does something sufficiently bad, I think she will (example: he once punched a puppy. mom went nuclear on him). It's funny because I came here to my mom's place because of the same exact situation at my dad's. He married an abuser and she became my step-mom. Now an abuser will become my step-dad if my mom marries him. If this happens, I would have nowhere to go for at least some time.

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Sunset_Peach wrote

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Sometimes I try to say something but I can't push too hard or it'll just make my home an even more hostile place. And I've tried convincing my mom repeatedly, she just keeps giving me vague words about not wanting to be alone and settling. I'm just sitting here hoping he blows up again and does something horrible so she'll finally get rid of him (how fucked up is that, i have to wish for him to do something abusive....)

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Sunset_Peach wrote

So I live in a rural area where I'm surrounded by righties and there isn't much I can do. I got depressed about this and my SO told me all I can do is try to make myself better and the lives of those directly around me better.

I'm trying to get rid of my mom's fashy boyfriend. It's literally the closest thing I can do to fighting fascism out here. He's so obviously abusive, even my mom knows it and doesn't like him, yet she's still planning to marry him because "well, in your second marriage you just kind of settle...." and "well, i don't wanna be alone..."

This is crushing me because I felt like this was the only feasible contribution I could make, the only praxis accessible to me, but I can't even do that. I just feel like a failure. All I wanted was a peaceful home with just my loving family but every day I hear this guy bitching and whining about every little thing, disrespecting my mom and polluting the air with his Trump-supporting bullshit.

Just wanted to vent... and if there's anything else one can do out in a rural/red place please let me know because it's driving me nuts.

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Sunset_Peach wrote

Therapists are usually motivated by money and don't want to fix you completely, in order to have you keep coming back. I've literally had one therapist try to sell me some MLM pyramid scheme crap lol. The only therapist that ever actually helped me a little bit was one that was a part of my university, so she would be paid a wage regardless if I was there or not.

Drugs on the other hand, well, I need something to help me cope with this capitalist hell.

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Sunset_Peach wrote

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I think it was pretty quick after I realized "Oh, there's a name for that stuff I don't like: capitalism!" and then someone was like "liberals are capitalists too" and I was like insert surprised pikachu face here

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