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14 Jul 2005

Feud with sister
I come from a very close family. For 3 years I have not spoken to my sister because she never liked my husband (I have been married for 20 yrs) and always put me in the middle. Eventually it erupted and we stopped talking. Ironically she does not get on with her mother in law and expects her husband to take a stand against his parents - he is in the middle of that one like I am. Anyway I sent her a letter the other day as it has been bothering me and also affecting my mom as we havent had Xmas together in 3 years and the family cant get together and so forth. I told her lets put the past behind us and move on. All I want is what she wants from her in laws - she does not have to like my husband but has to be civil to him for my sake. I have not had a reply. have I done my bit?? Should I stop worrying and let life continue? where to fm here?/ Has anybody had a similar situation?/
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sounds like yo made a wise and sensible move ; maybe she isn't yet able to be adult enough to respond to it in similar vein. yeus, let life continue. Maybe, as Joanne E suggests, give her a phone call to ask if she has received the letter, and if she is prepared to move on, as you are. In my experience, I NEVER assume that ANY letter has ben delivered by our hopeless Post Office !
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