Meanwhile, Beijing has urged world powers not to push Pyongyang too hard, for fear of precipitating the leadership’s collapse and triggering dangerous military action. It has also intimated that if Pyongyang initiates conflict, it would not abide by its treaty obligation and instead stay neutral. Some experts, such as Oriana Skylar Mastro, have suggested that in the event of conflict, Chinese forces may not be involved in coming to North Korea’s defense, but rather would seek to play a significant role in shaping a “ post-Kim peninsula to its liking .”
When I tried communicating with her about her manipulations, she of course couldn’t tolerate it being turned around on her, so she shouted at the top of her lungs over everything I tried to say so that she wouldn’t have to hear criticism. After years of this blatant scapegoating and abuse, and i nowing that I’d never get anywhere, I finally hung up on her and blocked her from contacting me on every medium possible. It was right then and there that I realized that she had been the primary source of every insecurity and little voice in my head that said I wasn’t good enough throughout my entire adult life. She’s poisonous and toxic to everyone around her, including her 4 children who, for the most part, despise her. She just went through the nastiest divorce with her husband who she treated the same way. My wonderful dad (who was my rock growing up and the reason I’m normal) and awesome stepmother (who I consider my mom) have maintained contact with her for the sake of her children (who she emotionally and verbally abuses regularly), but it hasn’t been easy on them.