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"So sorry that you're a total bitch." Help with wording/ truce?

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Re: "So sorry that you're a total bitch." Help with wording/ truce?

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    That really sucks. 

    I would honestly try a one on one asking what you did wrong calmly. Do it in a quiet public neutral ground place. If she flips and/or refuses to tell you, tell her you love her and your ready to talk when she is ready, and leave. 

    I'm sorry your dealing with this. 

    Maybe in the long run your sisters deeper issues will come out, and maybe they won't. Just look out for and work on you. That's all we can do in this life. 
    novella1186
  • levioosalevioosa Southern California member
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    I just talked to my dad on the phone and he said "your sister thinks you owe her an apology because she says what you did to her was far more horrible than what she did to you. So she says she owes you no apology." To which I replied, "But what did I do?!" She never told me. As I said in the OP, I tried asking her why she was so mad and all I got were more insults. My dad said, "I have no idea. She won't tell me." So... ok? What am I supposed to even make of this? My FI was there to witness the conversation and he said his mind is absolutely blown by this, as is mine. She owes me no apology? And I did something horrible but NO ONE in the world except her even knows what it is? I really can't even wrap my head around this one at all.
    Well, it's really hard to communicate with someone who is BSC and won't engage in conversation/conflict-resolution like a fucking adult.  You can't help that she has made up a slight.  Your parents should be defending you, not feeding her crazy, but obviously that isn't going to happen.  I would just distance myself. It's not like you guys have always had a stellar relationship and this is a recent and unusual blow up.  This is a constant.  You don't need the negativity in your life.  


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  • You need to throw the bull-shit flag down on her. 

    A person can't apologize for what they don't know they did. It makes it an insincere apology and worthless.

    Wash your hands of it. You should still consider yourself the bigger person because you are no longer stooping to her childish level.
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  • I just talked to my dad on the phone and he said "your sister thinks you owe her an apology because she says what you did to her was far more horrible than what she did to you. So she says she owes you no apology."

    To which I replied, "But what did I do?!" She never told me. As I said in the OP, I tried asking her why she was so mad and all I got were more insults.

    My dad said, "I have no idea. She won't tell me."

    So... ok? What am I supposed to even make of this? My FI was there to witness the conversation and he said his mind is absolutely blown by this, as is mine. She owes me no apology? And I did something horrible but NO ONE in the world except her even knows what it is? I really can't even wrap my head around this one at all.

    It sounds like your parents are again enabling her. I'm going to ditto the others and say that you can call her out on the BS. What I want to know is are you looking to repair the relationship or do you want to air your grievances?
    chibiyuiPrettyGirlLost
  • banana468 good question. I have no idea at this point. Part of me just wants all the negativity and nastiness to end, because we were really close for a while so it's kind of like I lost my best friend. But then part of me doesn't really want her involved in my life anymore because she's obviously never going to change, and will probably always do and say shitty stuff that makes me feel bad, and will probably never apologize for any of it so then I'll keep feeling bad. 

    On top of that, ANOTHER part of me really wants to rip her a new one and finally speak my mind. But I also think that won't do any good. Then she'll just play the victim and run around telling everyone how mean and horrible I am and she's so perfect and innocent. Drives me nuts. I guess I'm just really confused at this point. Especially to hear that she told my dad she has nothing to apologize for. My parents had told me a couple months ago that she knew she was wrong and felt really bad about it so... ? 
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  • Do you feel like maybe there is something long term who could be making her this way? This may sound sort of from out of left field...but - like something that happened to her but not you? An accident? Some sort of sexual abuse? Being adopted? Disfigured? A learning disability? Something - that would make her hold this deep seated resentment, anger and jealousy of you. AND something that would cause your parents to continuously enable her?

    This could be completely off...but...something is making my spidey senses tingle on this one. Not that I think you have done anything wrong (at all) but perhaps something that would more explain the situation and her issues.
  • abbyj700 that's definitely something for me to think about, but nothing comes to mind right now... She was the gorgeous, popular, talented one growing up. Everyone made a huge deal about her ballet dancing and piano playing and whatnot. She was the one that had all the friends and always had boyfriends. I was the awkward geek that kept to myself. 

    Neither of us are adopted, she's never been in any serious accidents, as far as I know she was never abused. In fact, I'm the one that was in a horrible abusive relationship in high school. Her boyfriends always worship and adore her and then she dumps them. 

    My mom and aunt have both suggested that for whatever reason she's miserable with herself, and hates every single good thing that happens to me, but if that's the case she has definitely never alluded to it. 
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  • ...is it bad that my immediate thought was that it'd be fun to try and convince her that you already apologized and that she accepted it? Fight crazy with crazy? No, I know that doesn't help. PP have already covered the good advice part and I'm sorry you have to be dealing with this. 
  • IrishPirate60IrishPirate60 Clare Island member
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    Next time your dad tries to pass on a message from your sister, shut him down. Don't use the triangle. If she has something to say to you, you'll talk to her one on one.
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  • PrettyGirlLostPrettyGirlLost A Land Filled with Unicorns and Cat Hair member
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    aeryfaery said:
    If you are sick of being the "bigger person", you are not the bigger person.

    You can't make someone apologize. I'm sorry this is eating away at you, but it sounds like you want an outcome that's just not going to happen.

    Honestly, i really think you need to talk to a professional about this. It's not just about your sister. You have some serious issues with your parents & their relationship to her, and their relationship to you. You have a whole family dynamic going on that's some kinda of fucked up, and I don't think you see that you are playing your own role in it.

    Good luck.
    I agree, and I think I have mentioned before that you might want to seek out a therapist that specializes in Family Systems.

    "Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space."


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  • PrettyGirlLostPrettyGirlLost A Land Filled with Unicorns and Cat Hair member
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    I just talked to my dad on the phone and he said "your sister thinks you owe her an apology because she says what you did to her was far more horrible than what she did to you. So she says she owes you no apology." To which I replied, "But what did I do?!" She never told me. As I said in the OP, I tried asking her why she was so mad and all I got were more insults. My dad said, "I have no idea. She won't tell me." So... ok? What am I supposed to even make of this? My FI was there to witness the conversation and he said his mind is absolutely blown by this, as is mine. She owes me no apology? And I did something horrible but NO ONE in the world except her even knows what it is? I really can't even wrap my head around this one at all.
    Nope nope nope.

    Your sister is a conflict driven person and your parents are enablers and instigators.  The correct thing for your father to do was to tell your sister he was not getting in the midle of this bullshit and that she needed to speak to you directly.

    Do not respond to your father.  If he brings this tripe up again say, "Dad, I appreciate that you are concerned for our relationship, but this is an issue between Sister and I and I would appreciate it if you just let us handle it."  If he keeps trying to get in the middle,  you say, "Dad, we discussed this and I will not be discussing this any further with you.  If Sister contacts me directly I will discuss this with her.  So how about this weather?" 

    If he keeps pushing, you say "I'm sorry, but I have to go."  And you hang up the phone, leave the rooom, etc.  Lather, rinse, and repeat until your father gets tired of not getting the response he is trying to get from you.  Repeat this whole process on your mother as well.

    ETA: In regards to your sister, I would not reach out to her.  If she contacts you then you can try and figure out what the hell she thinks you did to her, but honestly it's not even worth it.  She's a dysfunctional, spoiled, drama queen- may even have BPD, be bi-polar,  who knows- so I'm pretty sure that what you owe her an apology for is simply the fact that you are breathing.

    With people like your sister, it's just the breathing in and out that sets them off.

    "Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space."


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  • Holy snicklefritz she sounds abusive as fuck with your parents enabling her. I came from a very toxic family and it took me forever to learn that you do not need to keep toxic, abusive people in your life because you are related to them. Your mental and emotional health is more important than keeping up an obviously toxic relationship because you happen to be related to them.

    If she wants to climb down off of Mt Crazy and learn to be a decent human being and apologize that's on her. You owe her nothing. And if your parents want to climb to the peak of Mt. Crazy with her, you can calmly tell them your side and if they refuse to see it and/or support you, you know where they stand. Just know you still have people who love you and support you. The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb, and those who stand beside you through this are the ones who matter, IMO.

    I hope things work out, OP.
    novella1186PrettyGirlLost
  • I can't thank you guys enough for the advice and support. Your words mean a lot. You are some very wise ladies!
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  • aeryfaery said:
    If you are sick of being the "bigger person", you are not the bigger person.

    You can't make someone apologize. I'm sorry this is eating away at you, but it sounds like you want an outcome that's just not going to happen.

    Honestly, i really think you need to talk to a professional about this. It's not just about your sister. You have some serious issues with your parents & their relationship to her, and their relationship to you. You have a whole family dynamic going on that's some kinda of fucked up, and I don't think you see that you are playing your own role in it.

    Good luck.
    How's the view up there from your mother fucking high horse? 


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    It's lovely. Thank you for asking. Did you have something to contribute? 
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