One sided contact with sibling
Answered 2 years ago
My sister and I have lived in different states since our late teen years. We are close in age, are each others only siblings and always get along well when we see each other now.
Since we've been living apart (20 years ago), I have had to initiate all contact - she never calls or texts unless I do first. Quite often she won't answer the phone or reply to texts. Recently I texted her very serious news about a family member's health (because she wouldn't return my calls) and she didnt reply at all. The communication we have seems very much on the surface - she doesn't ever talk about her feelings or issues she's facing. At various times, I've gotten sick of this and just not contacted her at all - one time she didn't contact me for 7 months (& then only did because our Dad told her I was in hospital after emergency surgery.)
Am I wrong to feel hurt and rejected? I have tried to explain this to her but she doesn't seem to get it. Does anyone else have the same issue?
Have an answer?
Her loss. I am sad it has limited my contact with my niece, but that is now the only loss i grieve from the relationship breakdown.