I’m sorry we don’t seem to get along right now.
I’m sorry my expectations are too high.
I’m sorry if the words that I choose are frustrating and annoying to you.
It was never my intention to cause more harm than good.
But it seems I have been totally wrong.
Wrong about how I view the world.
Wrong about how I interact with it.
Wrong about how I feel.
Wrong to say so.
I guess maybe the trick is to not be so inflexible.
Sure, we are all raised, and/or grow up with a certain catalogue of values we try to live by. But it’s usually the accepted practice to let things slide a bit, when it comes to family.
We give leeway. We oblige. We shrug our shoulders and shake our heads, chuckling quietly to ourselves.
Because it’s different with family. We should allow them to let us down, or rail against us with abandon, and let it go because we are blood.
After all, it’s only what we believe in. It only really matters when we show it to other people. We don’t actually have to live by our beliefs or anything.
Our families deserve a bypass on the tough calls.
That’s just the way it is.