I was having a earlier life flashback triggered by my father's death. Seemed like my whole family of origin life flashed before my eyes, which had not happened for such a long time. I even shamefully looked at my sister's page again, just once and not since. A wise spiritual therapist I see, who is not my regular therapist, somehow got through to me that the only way to get back to that content place I had been in for so long is acceptance....with forgiveness and love and gratitude. Gratitude is very important too. Acceptance means, I can't change the past. I can't stop what anybody thinks about me in the present. It is 100 percent out of my hands. It means I can't trust my sister to never call the cops on me if we talked, just by my wishing that she would realize it was wrong. And getting angry/resentful won't help me one bit. What is is. I like that saying. It brings calmness to me. BUT.... I can love the sister I had fun with, the limited but definite good times, although the love must be from afar. I can accept that she is going to think negatively about me and I can just accept this, disagree with her, but move on; not care about the opinion. I can accept that none of my family of origin felt good about me because the truth MUST be accepted and this did happen and can not be undone. Acceptance is calming and productive to my mental health. And I think it may help yours too. Fighting what is is pointless. After talking to this man, his wisdom just kicked in and I walked out of there with a new attitude, and things are quickly moving back to my normal. I can't bring my Dad back, but the grief is not as bad now. I do feel I was wronged in many ways by my original family, but I can't change one incident. I accept that it was my role to be the family villan, but I also accept that I know that I am a good person, did not allow them to define me and accept that this is really irrelevant now. And in many ways, it made me stronger.So why get tied up in knots because of it?? That will hurt only myself. Now I am back to looking forward to the future... From this weekend''s family celebration for Jumpers graduation and new job, to my husband's retirement, to buying a house, to my new super cool/kind group of friends I have found, and, best of all, to that wonderful traveling that will start in 2019 January. I am very sorry that I vented my worst here. But everything is on the way up now. Acceptance is the key to forgiveness, love, and being capable of moving on again. Acceptance is incredibly powerful and not always easy. But it is a great sanity saver. And acceptance brings peace. Thanks to all of you who listened. I expect everything to go back to that calm and peaceful place from now on.