• Dear Sister

    by  • March 21, 2014 • * Safe for Work *, Family Stuff • 2 Comments

    To My Sister Who Taught Me to Be Strong-

    Almost a year has passed since you changed who you were. Time has not made this easier. I still haven’t received an apology or even acknowledgment since the events surrounding your wedding transpired. I stuck up for you when his family attacked you and you returned the favor by throwing me under the bus. You swore off his family, yet days after your wedding you pretended that all was okay.

    I am still shocked that you let them say such terrible things about your family and yourself. That is not the sister I know. Not the sister who taught me to stand up for myself and my family. What happened? Do you realize that you have always been a role model to me? That I took my cues from you? Not only did you not stick up for your family when they slandered us, but in that moment you changed.

    You are no longer the independent, protective and determined sister I grew up with. It is like a weak and oblivious being took your shell. I miss my sister. It is like a small child realizing that their favorite super hero is actually just a money hungry actor.

    I am trying so hard not to hold this against you, but some days-more than others- I fail. Part of me really hopes that you find this and reads this. The other part of me is attempting to let it go by never sending this letter. I decided to give this a try when a quote came across me at just the right time. As Robert Brault so brilliantly said, “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”

    Thank you for giving me years of great advice and helping me become a strong, loving and self-respected woman. I pray that you are able to remember your own advice someday soon.

    Your Little Sister

    2 Responses to Dear Sister

    1. Sister
      March 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Your sister doesn’t owe you anything. People deal with things in different ways. If you want to be disappointed in someone, look inward. You have no right to hold anyone, regardless of who they are, up to your elevated expectations. Jeez. Grow up.

    2. Jessica
      March 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Disregard the previous poster. Letting go of something is the whole point of this site and it shows maturity that you are ready to even without formally addressing the issue. I hope this site offered you the release you were searching for and your relationship with your sister continues to flourish.

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