I'm just curious about other people's experiences with their siblings.
I am the youngest, at 38, of three sisters, and the only one not married, my sisters are nine and eleven years older then me, and our relationship has been cordial, but not close.
This summer, the middle sister was informed by her husband that he wanted a divorce after nearly twenty five years of marriage, and she promptly went off the deep end.
We usually have a family get together in October, and had one last year, and her puppy crapped on the carpet at my other sister's house. When I went to get what my brother in law used to clean poop off the carpet, she told me to ask first, well, I'm not dumb, so I walked away (with the cleaner) and said "Yes, Mother", because my sisters have always treated me like I'm a halfwit, and I'm not.
To make a long story short, I stood my ground, which I've rarely done and for that, both sisters roundly decided I'm [censored] and unless they can control me, have no value. We are talking on a very limited basis now and that's fine by me, because I never needed them the way they thought I should, I wanted sisters, not keepers or two more moms, my mom did just fine by me.
i've pretty much accepted that their attitude doesn't make sense and never will, but I was very angry for a time at their disrespect to me, to my mother and father, and to the guy I am close to. Don't ever be thinking I need or want your approval for anything, least of all for him.
Have other people had similar situations? I'd like to hear if you have : )