It may not have an effect on you, but when I read this question, I thought you should read it for some reason.
But let me just tell you, everyone goes through crap, ok? You're not the only one, things could be a lot worse, so look at the positive things in life, yeah? I don't know what it's like to be you, no. But I know what it's like to be me. And I know that if I want to enjoy my life, then I have to think positively, as hard as it is.
Hope things get better for you hun, but remember that life could be a lot worse. And I'm sure that everything will work out for the best.
This issue, I deal with on a daily basis. -_- It sucks tremendously, to say the very least.
A hypocritical spazz for a mother who undeniably chose a man over her children, or at least the older one (Me in case no one picked that up). A stepfather who gave me Hell for six years until he got kicked out due to comparatively shallow reasons, a six-year-old half-sister that I can't relate to (Mainly because I don't like kids, mga sanggol are okay though xD), cousins that live near me who can easily become the Beverly Hillbillies of Pennsylvania. And lastly, a biological father who I haven't seen or heard from since early November. Oh, and a grandmother who I can talk a little with but eventually has her own psychotic meltdowns.
Yeah, family life is not one of my reasons for enjoying life in general.
But here's my advice, jeniffer2200. Try to write it out. It's productive. And if you can't write (Which is unlikely due to the fact that a person who endures cruel hardships will always have a story to tell), listen to music. When your family acts up, grab the Ipod, go out, talk a walk, and let yourself drown in the depth of the songs you hear. Music soothes the soul. ^-^