How do you deal with a family member who always puts you down?
She is my cousin and every time I talk to her on the phone (she lives in another state) she always puts me down. I have tried talking to her about this a year ago and it ended up in us not talking for a few months. She doesn't see that she does it and won't admit to doing it and says i'm just being too sensitive and that she meant no harm but she continues to say hurtful things and cross bounderies with me that are not okay. I don't want to STOP talking to her entirely as she is one of the only 2 family members I have left.
UPDATED 10/9/13.....IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS AND I HAVE NOT SPOKE TO HER. IT'S BETTER THIS WAY. SHE TRIED TO COME BACK IN MY LIFE A YEAR AGO AND I JUST TOLD HER I DON'T FEEL GOOD TALKING TO HER AND IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA AND TO RESPECT MY BOUNDERY TO LEAVE ME ALONE AND SHE HAS.