Friday night as I was watching TV my phone rang and I saw my father’s phone number on call display. Actually I saw the evil step witches name and number on my call display because after several years of my father living in her house she still hasn’t changed anything to be joint, but that’s a whole different story.
I picked up the phone and to my surprise it was actually the step witch on the other end (aka my father’s girlfriend). My father gave me a heads up that she may be calling me this week but I just never thought that she would.
Let me start off on a positive note by saying that by making this phone call I can tell that she is trying to make an effort to repair the damage she has caused within my family. I am sure that it took a lot of effort for her to swallow her pride and pick up the phone to call me and apologize for her violent and radical behaviour that night in October 2010.
The step witch told me that it was totally out of her nature to act violently and that she definitely regrets her actions. She could not explain the situation any other way other than by saying that she snapped. I thought that her statement was really funny because in the past but I have personally seen her throw food and break a dish when she was in an angry (and drunken) rage.
She also reassured me that she loves my father and would never do anything to hurt him. However (in my opinion) body checking a grown man three times and physically attacking his daughter are not really terms of endearment.
The step witch said that she decided to call me because she wants the stress to go away and she hopes that we can start a fresh relationship. She then continued on to tell me how hard this past year and a half has been on her. At this point I had to hold myself back from laughing because somehow she can body check my father and push me but the situation has been hard on her. I am not sure which part of the past year and a half has been stressful for her because her life continued on as normal. Her daughters can still come over and visit her whenever they want to and she gets all of the time in the world with my father, which is what she wanted.
For the past year and a half I have listened to my father tell me about how much the step witch has changed after attending personal therapy sessions to deal with her anger and emotions. However this conversation just proved that she has not changed one little bit…she is still a selfish bitch. If I could give the evil step witch a piece of advice it would be that she doesn’t need personal therapy to deal with her emotions, she needs rehabilitation to deal with her addiction to drinking alcohol.
The phone call from the step witch was much appreciated, but it has definitely not changed my opinion of her. I still think that she is a self centered bitch, but at least now that she has apologized for her violent behaviour I can move on with my life.
We can co-exist in the same world, but I can almost guarantee that our paths will never cross again. I will never be able to forget or forgive her and my father for the events of that October night; but at least now I have the peace to move on with my life.
At the end of the conversation we both agreed that in the future (if and) when we have a problem with each other we will talk it out amongst ourselves. Hopefully she remembers this conversation (if she wasn’t drunk) and she will try and talk about her problems in the future instead of breaking out in a violent rage. I guess that only time will tell.
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