Forgive me, I need to rant...
And so the drama goes on in my dysfunctional family. Well, after a long talk with my 78 year old grandmother last night, I found out she is talking to a lawyer and perhaps getting ready to divorce my Grandfather. I don't know what to think.
My Grandfather, AND Father are both alcoholics. My Grandfather, BIG TIME. My grandparents were born into poor families in Oklahoma early in the 20th century. They lived through the depression, etc. Then, my grandfather started his own business in the early 60's and since then his company has expanded to locations all up and down the mid-west. They were the true American success story.
They were also the true American marriage as well. My grandfather started drinking a lot, and has had MANY affairs. My grandmother, being the proper woman she is, knew about it, but said nothing. She rather concentrated on making her house immaculate, hosting the Nichols Hills women's book club, organizing charity events, attending country club meetings, etc. She dressed in her Chanel suits and was the lady of the town. Also, for 78, she looks to be about 50 years old. She is beautiful, and absolutely fabulous. However, the entire town was talking about her and my grandfather behind their backs. They would say nasty things about her especially.
I didn't know of my grandfather's affairs until about two years ago. Hell, the man is 80 years old. Turns out, all his girlfriends have been YOUNGER than my mother, and one of them being my mother's good friend. Anyway, turns out most of the people in the town knew about them all along. I found out from someone I hardly even knew.
Well, my Grandmother has been getting sick of my Grandfather's drinking, as it has gotten worse. Two weeks ago, he came home after "work" drunker than a skunk. They have a circular driveway in front of their house, and within the circle is a fountain. My grandfather was so drunk, he drove his car into the fountain, and my grandmother came out and found him passed out laying in the water. Thank god he was face up.
After that, my grandmother disappeared to her place in California for a week, and surfaced only to say that she is leaving.
EVERYONE who's been married in my family, ON
BOTH SIDES has been divorced. I hate this, and I don't know what to do anymore. I mean, I guess she is justified, but I just don't get it when you are that old.
Anyway, sorry, I just needed to get this out...I'm so frustrated.
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