Our expert says:
The English used to have an old folk saying we maybe need to remember : Love Me, Love My Dog.
Check the discussion earlier this week about people who start a relationship with someone but expect them to then ignore their own children )
People come as a package deal, and its just not reasonable to expect them to adore you, but cut off contact with their children, their relatives or their pets,in favour of you. Accwept the package, or look for one that suits you better.
Maybe a counsellor could help you to better understand how you have allowed this person to upset you quite so deeply, and why you seem to find it so difficult to move on rather than remaining stuck in resentment at whatever they did or said. You need to tolerate them politely, its not essential to love them.
smile and wave, indeed !
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