Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Sisters…hate them or love them…that is the question.

I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. You would think that we would get along, hang out together and stuff but sadly our relationship is nothing but sibling rivalry to the point of no longer speaking.

It was not always this way.

When we were teenagers we loved each other and hanged out together, shared the same friends and many times even the same car.

So it’s strange and painful to see how we can’t stand each other now.

And while I am trying to wrap my head around why she won’t talk to me, especially after I thought we had buried the hatchet and promised to never stop talking again.

I do not think that I have done anything to her (at least on purpose) and I feel like it’s not fair however I have come to terms that it is what it is.

The problem is that I care; and it infuriates me how she wants to make it all about her hurt feelings again.

It is so much easier to deal with a husband/wife relationship where you can just divorce the person, but not talking to a family member ruins family events, creates wedges and complicates communications.

And I say this with earnest. I do not hate her. I wish nothing but the best to her but I can’t help it if I can’t stand her. I am done trying to stimulate a relationship that does not exist in the realm of honesty and truthfulness.

I am actually relieved I no longer have to be careful with my Facebook posts, twitter and even Instagram posts. I know it’s hard for her to believe that nothing I post is about her so I am glad I no longer have to worry about who am I insulting with an honest to God innocent post.

 

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