My cousin gets on my doggone nerves! I swear, since he's started to receive psychological counseling, he's become "Mr. Know-It-All" and feels that his issues and their solutions are universal. He calls asking about my new job and apartment and I give him an honest answer - I'm not feeling either. He asks why, and when I give my reason(s) (don't care too much for the population, overwhelmed, overworked, underpaid, living in the heart of the ghetto with ratchet ass neighbors who make noise all times of day and night), then I'M being the Debbie Downer and he quote "Doesn't want to join my party."
Am I not allowed to dislike my job or my neighborhood? Why do I have to complete some funky ass psychological assignments that have "helped him" when our issues aren't the same. He has a habit of doing that and then gets offended when you don't want to take his advice. NEWS FLASH: No one asked you for help.
I hate how we're supposed to be so passive with him because he's emotionally fragile
He didn't give a sh*t about anyone else growing up and was one of the causes of my pain and suffering. But, who cares? My mother didn't. I tried talking to her about it and she gave him a pass. I guess that she felt sorry for him because of his living situation.
I feel like I need to distance myself from him. I'm tired of his projection.