Estranged Family

When we were growing up we were such a close family.

But we grew apart and now all of us are totally estranged from each other. There are five of us and mum and dad. They split and both got remarried and the rest of us just split.

We do meet up but only at family funerals, it really is a sad state of affairs when a family will only get together to see off another family member.

My dad died last summer and that was the last time we got together!

Mehonestly Mehonestly
41-45, F
2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

Pretty sad. My family is the same. There are six of us alive and my mom. We only get together when it is absolutely necessary and even then it doesn't feel good to me. I am mostly the whipping board and so I have distanced myself. The only recourse I have is to encourage my son and daughter to try and keep close ties.

I am sorry for the loss of your father.Please remember that you're important too.All one can do is leave a door open and the rest is up to them.It has to be a two-way street.You're not alone.Never,ever foget that dear lady.If you feel the need to talk or just someone who'll listen,i am here.