Stubburn

It's been over a year since I last saw my sister. She's had a child in that time, but that wasn't why we weren't speaking. We actually haven't spoken in about 2 years... maybe longer now. There's a lot of blame to go around, but in the end it comes down to the fact that we're both stubburn and have different memories of our childhood. I sometimes wonder if one day we'll speak again, but it seems so unlikely.

winkitaway winkitaway
26-30, F
2 Responses Apr 16, 2007

A few years ago I was having marriage difficulties and went to live with my sister for a few months. I then found out I was pregnant and my husband and I seeked counselling and decided to give things another go. Since then, my sister hasn't spoken to me or acknowledged my child. As I looked back on our relationship, I realised that she was using me for entertainment - she really got on a high when discussing my marital difficulties with her friends and work colleagues. She is 10 years older than me and I think when I was born she must have been really jealous of the attention my mum gave me. Looking back over my childhood and early adult life I can see that my sister tried to control me, and having me back in her life for a short time a few years ago, she was trying to do the same thing. Her jealousy has manifested itself in quite a nasty way in her life - I do miss having a sister however I am glad to be free of her malicious personality.

I haven't spoken to my sister in 2 years and 5 months and quite frankly I don't care if I ever do again. We do a lot of mean things when we're little but those things pass by the wayside when we grow up, or at least they're supposed to. It's the things that happen as adults that cause permanent rifts.