I was told today my sister could die but it was a lie

United States
November 19, 2008 10:44pm CST
Am I the only one that has family memebers lie to them. My sister was in a wreck today and my niece called and said that it did not look good that my sister was unable to talk and was in a comma. I live almost a thousand miles away and I thought I would never see the only sister I have and alive and share things with. On top of this my sister just lost her husband 2 months ago. I paced the floor and cried on any shoulder I came across and I prayed. I asked a dear friend of mine to please go to the hospital and be with her and to let her know I loved her. My friend calls me hours later to give me good news that my sister was bruised and beat up that the airbags saved her live and that what my niece said was all a lie. Why would she do this to me? I was a single mom and I made sure she had when my sister could not. This is not the first time she has lied and one of these days my sister's really going to need me and I want believe my niece.
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• Indonesia
20 Nov 08
you niece is very, very, very .... *at lost of word* i'm glad that your sister's okay. But i know you must been afraid of the possibility for the niece to go 'boy who shout wolf' thing, right? Is there any other family member lives near your sister that you know wont lie to you on crucial matter like this?? So if your niece ever call you again on some 'bad news', you can double check to other family members? AH! 'mean'! 'Mean' is the word i'm looking in the beginning of this discussion. I think. Maybe it's too soft a word for her? anyway, hope your sister will recover soon!!!
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@1corner (744)
• Canada
20 Nov 08
No, I can't say my family's lied to me, but they certainly have kept lots of things from me (not too big a deal though). Just wondering, how old's your niece? Could she/they be missing you? Maybe she'd like you to come for a visit (though you live too far)?
• United States
24 Nov 08
My neice is 20 and the only child. She is not spoiled her father prevented her from having a childhood. I know they miss me and We moved because of work but it's not like I can get to them right away, I have a 15 hour drive to get from Michigan to North Carolina and now that it's winter it will be a longer trip because we already have snow. She not to old to her her tail spanked. She knows it upset me but does not care. I haven't said anything to my sister until she has recovered. Last year she called me and said she was pregnant with twins and living in her car. I made arrangements for her a place to stay which she could have done and it was a lie.
@lumenmom (1984)
• United States
12 Dec 08
It sounds to me like your niece loves to be over dramatic but she is also seeking attention and does not think she can get it without lying and causing turmoil. I have a young niece that literally lies more than she tells the truth and she is so convincing that she has caused major problems.....adults have gotten into fights, her siblings get spanked or punished and she just laughs. I am not sure why she does this but she has been doing it since she could walk and talk. I do know her father is a habitual liar, he does it to see what kind of response he can get.
@NonaSaile (924)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Hi luluwell, howdy! I know how that feels, I've been in similar situations. Maybe you could discuss the issue with your niece as soon as possible? I think your niece really needs to be talked to.
• United States
24 Nov 08
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. My neice does not listen to me anymore than my dog does. I wished she would.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
It might not be a lie. It could be she wanted you to come down immediately to visit your sister or that she herself does not know the real condition of your sister. Being confronted with such kind of situation and in shock she might thought that your sister is in a serious condition which in actual fact she is under sedation normally administered to crash victim to ease the pain. But you got to confront her personally to find out the truth and if she did tell a lie then you must reprimand her not to create emotional upset next time.