We gave up when THEY NEVER wanted to be around OUR KIDS, or be there for THEM, like we ALWAYS were for their kids! Finally we said enough, and THEY make bullshit excuses about us, instead of being truthful to their kids!
There's a good passivity in life, one you learn to exercise with time. If people want you in their life, after you've shown and done your part, they will make it clear to you. Simplicity is always an active positive ingredient in human relationships.
I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel. I'm truly trying to forgive and let go. I'm tired of being afraid. I'm tired of crying. I know I'm enough. I just have to reiterate that dialogue internally and focus on the good.