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a black sheep by my own design

How can I be gracious, kind, and supportive when I feel like a fuck-up compared to the rest of my family, particularly my younger sister? Messy wall of text below. [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on May 28, 2014 - 18 answers

Help my roommate and I find a fair and reasonable solution

Her sister is coming to stay with us for (??) weeks, how do I protect my boundaries [more inside]
posted by winterportage on May 6, 2014 - 22 answers

Wedding gift for the adult sister I'm just getting to know

At age 43, I found my birth family. (Original post. MeTa.) In addition to my birth mother and many other relatives, I've gained an adult sister. I'm now 44 and she's 29. We're slowly getting to know each other. My birth mother informed me the day we met last June that I'd be going to my sister's (up until then her only daughter, as far as the world knew) wedding in Key West in March. I was so thrilled by the whirlwind of everything, and I wanted to keep the hoopla surrounding my integration into the family as minimally disruptive to her planning the big event, that I've kind of forgotten something important until now: What on earth should I get her as a wedding present? [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jan 17, 2014 - 28 answers

Me and You and That Guy

I can't stand my sister's boyfriend. He's coming for Christmas. They're inseparable. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2013 - 47 answers

Need a surrogate older sister... where to find?

What I want is an older sister /grandmother/ auntie type - someone wise I can write letters to from time to time, who will write me thoughtful letters back and offer suggestions and whatnot. A life coach? A counsellor (or therapist)? Does anyone offer this service? I would happily pay a reasonable fee. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jun 3, 2013 - 104 answers

Respond to fb warning involving sister's alleged affair ?

How to respond to a facebook warning/possible threat concerning an alleged affair involving my sister? [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Jun 2, 2013 - 26 answers

My family is in trouble. To what extent is it my duty to help?

My sister (late 30s) has recently given birth to a baby who is probably affected by Down syndrome. There will most likely not be a father in the picture. She also has an 8 y.o. daughter from a different, also absent father. They live at my mother’s house in a small town. My sister has a story of emotional instability and I often fear for my niece and nephew. My sister was molested by my father when she was in her late teens. She is extremely dependent on (and at the same time hostile to) my mother. My mother (divorced), in turn, is struggling to help her and the little children, while having to deal with lack of money and her own (physical) health issues. I (male) am the middle child, 8 years younger than my sister. I´ve lived in a big city for the last 6 years. I´m economically independent (yet also struggling) and starting a career in academia. I feel that if I don´t go back to my home town and help my family, things will deteriorate further. On the other hand, my chances of professional growth would be reduced by moving back there. Do you think a sacrifice of this sort is the right thing to do? [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Mar 19, 2013 - 31 answers

Help me be awesome and supportive towards my pregnant sister!

My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Should I break up with my narcissistic sister?

Estranged from my sister because of her wedding and personality. To make this right or cut off my narcissistic sister. [more inside]
posted by sweltering on May 13, 2012 - 32 answers

Worried about my little sisters

I'm worried that my little sisters may be in an abusive situation, but don't know what's really going on or where I should go from here. [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Apr 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Grieving for the living?

My sister cut herself off from me over a year ago, and I'm still hurting. Any advice over getting over this at last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Blue state family. Red state in-laws. HELP!

How do you learn to get along with family members (blood-related and by marriage) with whom you apparently have nothing in common? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 50 answers

what can i do for a sister in a bad situation?

How can I best support a sister who is getting divorced? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 13 answers

How long should the sister-in-law stay?

How long is reasonable for a world-traveling sister to drop in and live with us (a family with small children)? And how do I gently help her to go? Am I being the family jerk? [more inside]
posted by radagast on May 12, 2011 - 45 answers

how to become my sisters sister again

seeing 10 year old sister for first time in over 4 years, help me figure out what to say/how to act! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I stop being a pushover with my sister? (a bit long but any help would be appreciated)

How do I stop being a pushover with my sister? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Aug 13, 2010 - 23 answers

My sister's in a bind

My youngest sister has been married less than a year, is ten weeks pregnant, and just left her husband. How do I help her? [more inside]
posted by operalass on Aug 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Can you be a good sister to someone you don't like?

How do I be a good sister, when I don't like her? So much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 29 answers

I think my sister is delusional

DTMFA-filter - but she's my sister. Advice and/or anecdata needed, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 - 22 answers

My little sister's growing up :'(

My younger sister is moving in with her future-fiancé. How to mark this passage, and what house-warming gift to buy them? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 answers

My parents drive me crazy.

How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Hi, I'm your big brother. Remember me?

How do I connect with a half-sister who is only six years old? Details of our estrangement and additional background inside. [more inside]
posted by snapped on Feb 18, 2009 - 24 answers

How do we deal with an abusive brother-in-law after my sister decides to take him back?

My brother-in-law's domestic abuse is tearing my family apart and I really don't know what to do or how to handle the situation anymore. I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Nov 26, 2008 - 54 answers

I want us to get along

I want to have a normal sibling relationship with my youngest sister. How can I begin to do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 30 answers

Dysfunction

How can I repair my relationship with my sister? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2007 - 25 answers

Where is my 12 YO sister?

Where is my sister ??? Any experience with an abucted sibling? Any experience with false claims of domestic violence with regards to shelters? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Nov 2, 2006 - 39 answers

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