I'm here again with the same problem. I guess I'm the dimmest bulb in the box but I'll never understand.
I was going downtown to the library & my cousin's office is around the corner. I called his number to see if he had a few minutes for lunch & a visit. He couldn't hear me & said he'd call me back. After I finished at the library about 15 minutes later I called again & he said "I didn't call you back". No shit, Sherlock. He was too busy for lunch & that's fine. But I'll say it out loud: I DON"T DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT. I've found my voice on that issue the last few months.
My cousin was never close with our family because of marriages & divorces, etc but I was a good enough friend to him when he came back to town. Now he treats me like he does his mentally ill sister. But I'll say it again, out loud: I DON"T DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT.
I can't give anymore without some return. I at least deserve respect.