Introducing: The Lost Otter
I'm a cliche: 20-something woman who'd been homeschooled by loving middle-class parents before graduating with a degree in English. Head full of dreams, passion for writing, and absurdly driven.
I was so full of sunshine. I had such a loving family, I just moved into a townhouse with my boyfriend of 2 &1/2 years and I work for a company that not only pays really well, but treats me with respect and kindness. I started each morning with a prayer of thanksgiving - because I knew I was fortunate, and I never took anything for granted.
But the sunshine is gone. My boyfriend's parents and mine used to be best friends - and now they are suddenly at war over something unrelated directly to us. My parents are drifting away from me - no matter how tightly I cling to them. They think I've abandoned them, because I still care about Boyfriend's family. They feel betrayed that Boyfriend is no longer comfortable around them, though he is trying. We try not to let it affect our relationship, but it's difficult. I always defend his feelings, but I fear I'm losing everything. I don't know who I am anymore. I am lost.