not so close...

United States
December 11, 2009 1:09pm CST
How do you deal with your siblings at the holiday when you are not so close. My parents think we should all be the best of friends but in reality we are not. We are just fine seeing each other a few times a year. How do others deal??
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@veromar (1458)
• Argentina
21 Dec 09
It's very hard, Kkperryman. My sister passed away a few years ago but I still have a brother. We only communicate with each other about once a year...usually during the holidays. I don't deal with it very well. I wish we were closer, as we only have each other but what do you do when the other person does not want to communicate? We have a lot of "issues" from childhood but I've grown past them. He's 2 years younger than me but is still hanging onto those things. I just focus on my end. What I can do to further improve our relationship. If he's unwilling, oh well. At least I've done what I can. It's very sad though. The holidays are meant to be spent with families. I always send emails and ecards but there is very rarely a response from his side. At least I try, you know? i deal by focusing on my own sense of fulfillment in my attempts to communicate. If he chooses not to respond, that his choice. Happy holidays!