In the middle

I really hate being in the middle.

Family tensions, where I am the one who has good relations with both sides, are enough to drive anyone nuts.

Sometimes this forces me to be a go-between. Sometimes it’s better just to keep my mouth shut. Judgment comes into play in deciding which time is which. Most of the time, I do keep my mouth shut. Annoyance is not all that important. But genuine pain is. And what I really hate is that it is justified pain, ’caused by — I don’t know — laziness? selfishness? indifference? resentment?

God grant me wisdom to know what to do. This time I did say something; hopefully the lesson will stick without repetition, because it is only with repetition of the resultant action that a true benefit/healing will take place.

I really do not enjoy this.

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