The Cold Shoulder
About the Guest
Angela was kind to her stepchildren's mother. She sent occasional gifts and nice texts to let her know she respected her. But because she never got anything back, she wondered if she was harassing the mom. I suppose it's possible the mother felt that way, but my guess is she felt threatened by Angela's presence or was bitter toward the kid's father. So, until you know differently, I told Angela, keep doing what you're doing. It may take a while but kindness is still the best medicine.
Everyone likes a warm smile. But what about a cold shoulder.