Monday, June 14, 2010

Yucky morning

It is kind of a yucky morning here.  The house was in lots of tumoil and strife over the weekend.  So I am just exhusted.  Emotionally exhusted.  It is quiet now.  SIL went to work, Bri is playing V-smile upstairs, hubby is off today, but he is watering the plants. 

How does one deal with a difficult person?  Especially one that you have to live with???  It is straining our marriage, making my daughter act up and be snotty, and leaving me with knots in my stomach.  I cannot talk to this person.  It is impossible. 

Please pray for us.  We are in need of it.  If you have scripture that you think might help, it will be most welcome.  I think this is testing my faith too. 


  1. Oh Amy, I'm so sorry. I understand what it's like to deal with difficult people and at one time had to live with people where we ended up getting on each other's nerves.

    Don't let it test your faith though. These things make us weak and then we grow stronger from it. Keep leaning on the Lord, trying to make peace, and counting to 10 when you want to lash out. (I mastered that trick)

  2. I'll be praying. I had to live with a difficult relative for a time. I ended up moving back home and quitten graduate school because of it. I missed graduate school but not the relative. It's hard to know what to do...but definitely give it to the LORD in prayer every day, multiple times a day if you have to. One thing, don't make any decision when you're upset. Is this person able to move out and live somewhere else maybe? I'm just thinking out loud because you do need to think about your immediate family. Ask God to give you wisdom and patience during this time :) :) If I think of any verses, I'll leave them here!!! Love you lots already..and am praying for you, too
    !!! Love, hugs and extra prayers from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

  3. I wish my little house was big enough to invite you to share it. You will be in my prayers.

  4. You and your family will be in my prayers!

    You are not alone when it comes to stress in the family. We have had a lot of that this year in our house as well.

    **hugs and prayers**

  5. Awww, big hugs. I know how stressful it is when you are dealing with family or with people you're living with. Some of the most stressful times in our marriage have been when dealing with in-laws, especially when they visited us for long periods of time. The best advice I can give is to do what you need to do to be right with yourself. Do what you can in the situation, but be true to yourself. Don't rise to the bait of wanting to say something, etc. Be the best person you can be, act true to yourself and your values, and give the rest to God. Control what you can control, and let Him do the rest.

  6. So sorry you are having a hard time again. I'm really praying you guys will somehow be able to move out. It sounds like a toxic environment. I'm praying God will grow you through this experience. Hang in there, and don't let her win. If she can change your attitude, she wins. Hugs, Jackie

  7. Oh, have I ever been where you are. If you stick together, it will draw you together in the long run. But it really stinks when it's going on. Feeling helpless, feeling trapped. I've soooo been there. My heart goes out to you.