Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Snakes and Liars


Snakes and Liars 

Anyone want to play a game? 

It is called Snakes and Liars. If you have a family who is fighting over an inheritance, you can play. The object of the game is to get your hands on that inheritance anyway you can.  

Rules: There are no rules. Cheating and lying are allowed. Backstabbing will earn you more points and get you to your goal even faster. 

Strategy: Screw them before they screw you using any mind games you can dream up.  

The Winner: The winner is the person who causes the most emotional damage and walks away with the prized inheritance. 

I am playing this game although I did not it until yesterday. My brother informed me that this family dilemma is all a game. My mother, who is not a nice person, has been clinging desperately to our inheritance which does not belong to her. She has been accused of miss mongering and stealing from it. She has been asked nicely to turn it over to my brother for further managing and has loudly and passionately refused. 

It should be simple, right? The farm belongs to my 2 aunts, and my three siblings and me. It is reasonable that the aunts and 3 of us children no longer want my mother handling these affairs. We are all in agreement that my brother should take over. Why are we sneaking around behind each other backs, keeping secrets from each other, throwing each other under the bus? I don’t know why they are using these methods, but I do know that I absolutely hate it. An attorney has been engaged and a threatening letter is being sent to my mother today followed by a court order if she does not comply. Will that solve the problem? Probably not. She’ll fight it. 

The problem for me is that I am still afraid of my mother and I am a little afraid of my brother. They are both verbally abusive people. I have been talking with my sister who has been slowly seducing me into this drama while holding back elusive information causing me to not really know what exactly is going on.  I am a nice person who just wants everyone to be happy and get along. I don’t belong in this situation. I don’t know what to do or who to trust and I can’t remove myself. I am involved whether I want to be or not. 

So, I have given my support to my aunts in removing my mother from the business because I feel she is not capable of running it and that it rightfully belongs to my brother. I do not trust my brother or my sister because I feel they are being deceitful and dishonest and possibly have other motives. For sure, they are using my aunts and me for their own advantages. Now, I wait for the next shoe to fall. There seems to be no honesty or honor in this family.  

I have seen this happen to many families. A death and a little money bring out the worst in people. I wonder if there is a support group for the victims of greed. 

Snakes and Liars.  Everyone is going to get hurt. Watch for us on Jerry Springer and Dr. Phil.