@Brunhilde In that case most people don't refer to it as a "relapse". And if that's the case and he's calling it a relapse in a tongue-in-cheek way, I think that's not in very good taste, considering for some people a relapse could... you know, kill them.
@powermollusk Thank you! I can't believe we're all just chatting about wine now with no regard to the context...?
@plumb-bob Vent away! My mother is so very bipolar (never officially diagnosed)and I hear you on the "fierce streak of independence". The best way I cope is by taking ten steps back and reminding myself that much of her behaviour has nothing to do with me. Which now is comforting, but in the beginning was crushing since that "mom" figure in your life is very much not the supportive, reliable person they're meant to be. I'm glad you're talking to someone...all of the hugs.
@frenz.lo Just want to point out that craft can be political...(possible trigger warning) courtesy of my favorite quilter. Aaand I hope my link works. This is my first comment. Hi Hairpin!