Just ignore her. <br />
My wife's sister married a doctor who makes about 300k. <br />
I only make about half that, but it never bothered me or my wife.<br />
They recently got a divorce because apparently he wasn't spending enough time with the family. <br />
Money doesn't mean anything if you aren't happy.<br />
My guess is, if she's the kind of person who stresses over stuff like that, she's not a very happy person and probably isn't happy with her family. <br />
I wouldn't get upset about it. I would feel sorry for her and her family though.
Say this: "I'm not making the money, my husband is. If I was on my own I'd be poor. You know what's better than being dependent on your husband? Making your OWN money and being successful on your own. Don't be jealous of me. Be jealous of my husband." To me it is far more admirable for a woman to make her own money than for her man to. I also have more respect for people who make money doing something original and inventive and creative than for people who make lots of money doing run-of-the-mill jobs. There are numerous rich people in the world and nothing is interesting about them, they are all the same and boring, with the exception of creative people. Why the heck is she jealous? I am not. Actually, I pity women with rich husbands who do not make the money themselves because they are living in his shadow and not making their mark on the world. I didn't marry a rich man, and I'm not rich. I married a man who is very likely to turn out rich by doing something unprecedented and I am the same way. Your sister has her pick of rich people to be jealous of, you are no different from them. I think that you should tell her the reasons why YOU admire HER. Show her no one has to be jealous of anyone. She can be rich too if she wants. She can do whatever she wants. In fact, he could lose his job and you could both lose all your money, there are no guarantees in life. Help her feel better about herself and show her she doesn't need to be jealous. *I* wouldn't be. My sister and her husband have more money than me and my husband, middle class. I'm not jealous because they are nowhere near as interesting and exceptional as me and my husband.
hmmmm Just don't let this get between the 2 of you as sisters. If you feel she's going too far, talk to her. Good luck!
How does your sister know your husband got a promotion or a raise in the first place? Seems the two of you are petty. I would never discuss anything of that sort with my family knowing people can and will be envious I only discuss what is needed and what people can handle. The rest is private between me and my husband. Now you will have to bite your tongue, you are the one that opened the can of worms in the first place what did you expect, no one will ever want you to do better than them. It's unfortunate, because not everyone is like that. Learn from this and move on.
Whoa! This is not lagatta's fault. There is nothing wrong with sharing good news with your family!!! Or at least, there shouldn't be anything wrong with it! Her family should be happy for her! Not jealous! I have to deal with jealous siblings and it is ridiculous. Not all families are like this!
I deal with the same garbage and its ridiculous. I want to share good news with the parts of the family that are normal and dont get jealous but i have to be careful and watch what i say when i'm around the jealous ones. How petty and immature is it that I have to do this? I should not be scared to talk about good things that happen in my life!!! I couldn't even show my sister my engagement ring because i was afraid it would look like i was bragging and she would get all jealous. And its been a year and she hasn't even bothered to ask to see it. How freaking immature and petty is that?!