Don’t Fire Your Therapist!

Granted, we all have issues and could benefit from a good therapist or most times, an old fashion prayer meeting. But I am tired of being the designated “whipping post” for individuals who decide to project their negative emotions on me.

Below is an email exchange between me and a family member that pissed me the hell off and has forced me to start the process of weeding and pruning my Loved-Ones Garden. (The real names have been deleted but the exchange is authentic). The last response made me laugh and think…”Don’t fire your therapist!”

From: Chocl8t
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:16 PM

I’ve copied everyone on this email so as not to omit anyone. For those of you who already have XXX’s contact information, pardon me. ( :I received an email from our cousin (maybe your brother or nephew), XXX on yesterday! He wanted me to forward the email addresses of other family members that I had….so I am doing just that!

We have to do a better job of keeping in touch…yes, I’m admonishing myself with that statement!! ( :

Love you all!!!


From: ZZZ
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:49 PM
Subject: RE:

Hello Chocl8t & XXX,I find this to be so funny….. better Job! How can one do a better job when the job responsibilities never took place.
So with that being said the statement should be “Start doing the job of communicating with your family members.”
I know that I am guilty of this and to be quite frank I do not feel the closeness to do so. But I myself will have to pray on this and hope that God bestowes on me to be close. I will take the opportunity to say have a Happy and bless Thanksgiving.


From: Chocl8t

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:08 PM

Whoa! Okay it’s obvious someone has…shall I say…baggage and unresolved issues.ZZZ, if you don’t feel the need to communicate, which is a starting point to foster some “closeness”, then don’t. Frankly,given the tone of your email, I would prefer that you didn’t communicate with me at all until you could do so without being so critical, condescending and just downright rude.

————————————————-From: ZZZ
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:40 PM
To: Chocl8t
Subject: RE:

agreed…. I would do myself a great injustice if I did not agree with you.

4 thoughts on “Don’t Fire Your Therapist!

  1. rotflmbo

    I thought only I had to deal with crazy azz family members….lol….i can’t stop laughing….see this is why you need an online family…you can select them…..still laughing……

    peace!…crying laughing now……getting back off the floor….

  2. AJ, you’re not alone in your struggle to deal with crazy azz family members! We should start a support group, for real, cause this ish yesterday left me scratching my dayum head wondering what did I miss? LOL

  3. So now everyone knows he/she is truly “out to lunch”. Some folk are just drama queens. SMH. I don’t have much patience for this type of nonsense anymore….my response is usually yeah whatever….keep it moving.

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