in the continuing saga of the MI child within the family who was hyper and impulsive and stepped into my guitar...a family heirloom of about 100 years...and caused damage. The child has not apologized. The family has not apologized. The mother who I normally communicate with now and then has stopped communicating with me. She has also stopped “liking” any of my items on FB...which may or may not mean anything...but is noticeable. No one in the extended family has said a word about it. As a side note...the mom is rumored to have depression now. But interestingly, she has changed her make up and has had all sorts of new and nice pictures taken of herself of late on FB. It’s a little weird. I suppose it might help with her depression...so I suppose this is good. ???? Also as a side note...I have totally “let go” or maybe the word is forgiven the child about this damage he caused. This family is having a Xmas party soon. I got an informal meme type invitation via text a day before she was told and allegedly went into a depression and the weird silence started. (Along with the FB image remake) You are going to think I’m making this up...but I’m NOT. I recently got back my autoimmune blood work and it was hideous. My medication was increased significantly. I can NOT cope with excessive stress. So, no way do I wish to go to this party. I need my rest. A variety of issues/questions/concerns: 1. Why would an adult woman over thirty not only not apologize, but noticeably ignore me? Yes, the obvious answer is she is embarrassed. Hmmm. But given we are in the same family, we are bound to see one another again. How long does she logically think she can ignore me? 2. Should I break the ice and tell her I won’t be coming to her party ? How ironic, as now the shoe is sort of on the other foot. I look fine. But, I am in big time “pacing myself” mode due to my autoimmune stuff being on the warpath. It is awkward as I know most folks dont understand. AND our Difficult Child comes into town the following day and even more reason to get my rest. I’m inclined to break the ice and text her and tell her I can’t come to the party. But should I tell her why? Not tell her why? Have my daughter in law tell her I’m not coming instead? 3. Maybe silence is the best solution for extreme awkwardness??!?!?! Is this possible? I usually think not. Now I’m wondering a little bit. Families be weird. Lol. PS Due to the personal nature of this post, there is a small chance I may have all or parts of it removed down the road.