Just a short diary asking for your advice and experiences.
I think no one has a totally functional family.
I have 2 brothers and a sister in my original family. One brother turned out to be a mean SOB who stole from family, lied, etc….no one (including extended family) has anything to do with him. I have not seen him for over 20 years or so, nor talked to him.
My sister now has gotten to that point for both my other brother and myself...I will spare the details just suffice it to say she is no end of grief for myself and my brother. We both are going thru a lot of personal difficulties and she and her husband just add to it.
Everytime I hear from her I feel like crap. Friends tell me that the statement that blood is thicker than water is not true….that life is too short to have people that bring you heartache and grief in your life. Previously I had gone 15 years or so without talking to my sister. She disowned my father and as a result had nothing to do with my parents the last 15 years of their lives.
We just re-established contact after my parents passed...and the relationship has been rocky at best.
So… have you ever had a very poor relationship with a sibling? How did you handle it?