Tuesday, June 19, 2012
One friend's mother is going into hospice care and will likely die within months or even weeks. That is a dramatic struggle for him but there is even more drama involved in dealing with work responsibilities at the same time.
Another friend is trying to save his marriage long-distance and both work and the miles are conspiring against him. I feel his pain and wish I could help but all I can really do is be a sympathetic listener.
Another friend dealt with the divorce of her parents who are in their 70s, while struggling to start her own new career and education journey and her boyfriend just leaves, with no explanation; silent drama.
Another friend goes from boyfriend to boyfriend, is happy with the current one but still missing some of what she had with the previous one.
And of course I have my own, years after I thought I had rid my life of non-theatrical drama.
Back to my opening question: how does so much drama creep into our lives?
Why don’t couples talk, have ‘adult conversations,’ try to work out their problems? Why don’t parents prepare us for their deaths? Why don’t employers accommodate their employee’s personal struggles?
Is this our norm? Why? And are there any people in my circle of friends or acquaintances who have figured out how to live drama-free lives? If so, where are they? I and my other drama-ridden friends need role models for living simple, happy lives.