How to thank estranged relative?
December 5, 2011 3:33 PM Subscribe
What do I say in a thank-you note to a relative I am on the outs with?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (16 answers total)
Currently a very close relative and I are not communicating. We are not likely to reconcile soon. Email and the phone are not considered "safe" by either of us, but yet - they sent me a small birthday gift. I would like to write them a thank you note to acknowledge that I received the gift and appreciate the thought, but I am stumped. What is a nice, neutral way to write my thanks that has no baggage attached? Every time I start, it devolves into things I would rather not say.