Family Trouble

United States
October 3, 2006 4:28pm CST
My sister-in-law quit coming to family functions after a blow up at the birth of my son. She never comes around or comes to see anybody yet still finds time to hurt the people I love with her actions and words.
5 responses
• United States
4 Oct 06
Well, nothing gets better by ignoring it. You could try addressing the situation directly with her, and try to make amends. If that doesn't work, honestly, let it go. I have had to just make a decision that I'm not going to let certain people in my life bother me with their hurtful words or actions. Just let it go.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
4 Oct 06
I too agree. Try and let go. Anyway, its useless spending time with people who treats you bad and hurt your feelings.
@tishabest (602)
• Belgium
4 Oct 06
Life is short to let miserable people like her get to you. My grandmother-in-law is that way and as difficult as it has been I'am learning, long process, to live my life regardless of her. Her lies and hypocrisy have isolated her even from her own children.
@Lillith (775)
• United States
4 Oct 06
This is such a common thing in families. Ultimately, she is the one who will need to make changes in order to get along with other people. The rest of your family should not let her absence bother them. She is getting attention from behaving like this and that is another thing that may keep her doing this. If she insists on acting this way, it is her karma that will be visted on her.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
4 Oct 06
These kinds of nuisance creators are found in every family. In my family too, my sister in law is the culprit. The trouble with people is they cannot digest food without poking their nose in some's family.
• United States
4 Oct 06
Well everyone has some sort of family troubles, I know I do...my sister and I don't get a long very much anymore, we used to when I was younger, like around 12 or so, but shortly after she got married she went very weird on all of us, she is really hard to talk to now,her life style has changed so much and she doesn't ever approve of what the rest of the family is doing, so their is always tension at our family gatherings...Usually if she goes, half of our family will stay home. So my advise to you is, if you can talk with her or have other family members talk to her do that and see where it goes....Tell her that you have had enough of the crap between the two of you, your her and your family...Let her know that you want things to turn around and forever one to get together and get along...Tell her it is time for change...