Okay... I spent the day with CrazyFriend, something I have not done since I got back from Vegas.
We drove to Rock Hill to visit Cousin Suzie who is at the end of her rope.
They brought her elderly mother-in-law home from the nursing home where she'd been for the last month after a fall.
Poor Cousin Suzie is just not coping well in a very difficult situation.
I tried to stay neutral and not buy into CrazyFriend's crazy ideas.
I did fine until we drove home/.
CrazyFriend was getting very annoying, inane and angry and the aggressive part of "passive-aggressive".
She started preaching about how marriage should be a "team effort".
How you should do things together.
She was talking about how Cousin Suzie and her husband don't "communicate".
(They have been married for 41 years.)
She started in on how my husband and I live in separate worlds.
We have been married for 35 years.
I wasn't going there.
I did all I could to NOT point out to CrazyFriend that her first marriage lasted a miserable, unhappy five years and ended in a horribly bitter divorce.
I did NOT point out to her that the current "relationship" that she is in is with a smarmy con man who is living in her house, driving her cars and spending her inheritance, while he has her jumping through hoops like a trained seal.
It was a fairly pleasant day up until then.