Posted 8/27/2009 12:08 AM (GMT -6)
Talking to the doctor sounds like a good plan, Xela.
Families can be difficult. When you were younger, you were probably protected from a lot of the silliness that can go on between relatives, but you're older now, and less protected, and mature enough to be seeing through the illusion, to the harsher reality.
You may find that you need to struggle with this your whole life. That said, things might get easier (or just different) as you get older. I think the first few years tend to be the hardest, partly because you need to grieve for the lost dream of a perfect family, and also because you are still young enough to be subject to some of your relatives' mind games. As you get older, you will have more freedom to distance yourself from any familial nastiness, and set limits on what sort of behaviour you are prepared to tolerate.
Hang in there.