Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm Not My Sister's Keeper...

Janet Blair and Rosalind Russell in MY SISTER EILEEN

I grew up as an only child at home, but have two sisters from my mom's first marriage and recently we have been trying to connect, but it's just not working out...I just got off the phone with my eldest sister...we had a verbal altercation and let's just say that this sisterhood thing is just not working out...I sensed resentment from her, and it made me feel sad and pissed off at the same time! One minute we're shouting about how she didn't appreciate my sarcastic remarks, and I respond by telling her that I didn't appreciate her psychoanalyzing me, and the next she's telling me that I grew up privileged with a silver spoon ( which I did not!), while she amounted to 'nothing' (which is not true) I honestly didn't know how to react to this, or how to handle the situation at hand, so I just blurted some nasty things back, and well like I said, it ended up in an ugly hang up!

I tried calling her back because I wanted to nip the situation and not take it to bed with me tonight, but naturally she did not answer, instead she sent me a nasty text! Blah!
Is all the fighting and bickering part of sisterhood/brotherhood? Englighten me please... ::sigh::


Blondie said...

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Domestically Challenged said...

oooh, I like the new look!

I'm equally baffled by the sister situation. I was an only child, but dad remarried and I had a part-time stepsister. Sometimes we were close but mostly not. We have major issues and for all intents and purposes I continue to claim that I am an only child. We haven't talked in years despite my earlier attempts at keeping things going.

I look at my girls and see their close bond already. It is truly amazing and beautiful. I am going to do whatever it takes to foster that bond... which might be easier to do if I only understood it!

Frankly Miss Go Lightly said...

Yay! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone on this! I'm just going to let it go..and continue my claim to being the only child ;) LOL however, I do think that when brothers/sisters grow up together full time, then that's a different story and I am sure it is an amazing and beautiful bond <3 so yes do all you can to knit that bond tighter!


p.s. You like my new look?! yay! thank you doll;)

FrivolousFlapper said...

I've found myself facing really difficult sisters-in-law. My brother's wife and I had some serious tension (and she's a very passive aggressive person with serious jealousy issues) and my husband's sister is also quite a difficult person to get along with. I grew up with only a younger brother, with no female cousins, and was the only grand-daughter. I also have tended to have more male than female best friends most of my life, so I must admit it's been a really challenging set of negotiations to keep things civil. Luckily I don't live near either one, so when we do meet up everyone is on their best behaviour. Wish I could be more helpful. ...sounds like it's her issues not yours? Anyway, I do sympathize!!!!