For the longest time I thought my family was immune to this situation. However, over the past few years I have watched it develop with one of my sisters and her husband.
Truthfully, if these individuals were not family they would never be friends. They would simply be people passing through our lives.
This year the holiday is a good reminder and it reinforces my belief. I will leave the door open for their return, although I am done wasting time and energy on those who have anointed themselves the victims.