To the family members who said, "You brought this on yourself", "It's only your first pregnancy", "You're taking this too hard" and "Miscarriage happens all the time" when I told them about my loss...go fuck yourselves.
I cut these family members out of my life about a year ago because I knew they were toxic and I was unable to keep up with things going on in my life and also be involved in their chaotic lives. I had only recently reconnected with them (before I became pregnant).
I had already worked through my feelings about removing myself from the family dynamics and making a life with minimal contact or none at all. The recent developments were shocking but but also provided closure and confirmation. In one way it's refreshing to hear how they really feel, as opposed to feeling uncomfortable because I had been picking up on strange vibes for several months before I originally stopped contact. I now know I was picking up real vibes and I now know where they stand.
What's ironic is that the direct quotes above came from my cousin, herself a single mom, pregnant by her best friend's brother (not telling the father or BFF about the baby) who does not work, lives at home with her parents and obviously has a control issue, besides being the family tyrant.
I debated about posting this for fear that someone who knows me IRL might see it although I've only told a couple of my friends about this weird family issue. I think getting the ugly facts of the situation out of my head is very important.
P.S. dear family members...seriously, go fuck yourselves.