Who's the most difficult person you've known in your life, and what would you like to tell him or her?
I had a first thought. This person abused me in a serious way, but I got to tell him exactly what I wanted and needed to say once. I will never speak to him again.
I had a second thought. This person left me warped, frustrated, confused and exhausted. She completely drained me and, consequently, my husband my children and my friends. It was unhealthy with a capital UN. Friends would tell me I needed to cut the cords to this relationship but I was hooked and incapacitated. Finally, one day, my dad put it succinctly enough that I listened. It was difficult at the time. I really did love her. She has been through some horrific things.
I haven't spoken to her in many years. I have no plans to take up that yoke again.
I would tell her that I wish her well but I am not sorry.
I had a third thought. Is the most difficult person I've known really her, or could it be me?