A few days ago I met my daughter halfway between our town and hers to return her car that was damaged in an accident while she was home. It was a 9 hour round trip. I had to return the rental car my daughter had as part of the trip home. I had made arrangements to drop the rental car off as I came back into town requiring my wife to pick me up from the car rental place. I told her about this ahead of time. I got back into town about 9 PM and called her to tell her when I was getting to the rental place. She claims I never told her about this and was pissed that I expected her to come get me. It's only 10 minutes from our house. So now I get the usual silent treatment. Nothing about how I spent 9 hours driving to do one of the kids a favor. I'm so sick of this. It's always the passive aggressive silent treatment.
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