Either I don’t know the true definition of family or its the other person. My family has been spread out for so many years that it is hard to come back together on things that other families have no problem coming back to. I am talking about my mother and her siblings. My mom and her sister moved from their home state when they were 18 and never moved back. Visited yes, for holidays and emergency reasons.
This attitude has passed down to me and my siblings now and possibly to my children. Not on purpose though. My brother is distant because of his wife. She is very difficult for us to deal with. She has no love for his family, only hers.
My daughter is in between homes and needed a few items small stored. My sister-in-law has the nerve to want to know what her long time goals are. WTF, it is a temporary thing. She told my daughter to come get her stuff after 5 weeks. Her stuff is in the garage, not the house. I said I can take the 2 dressers and the twin mattress, can she keep the 5 boxes. She told me that she will pass the word to my brother. HUH? Then called my brother at work and told him that I went off on her. When I called her back (9 times) no answer.
When my brother called me, it was a whole different story than what me and her discussed. I really wanted to slap her, LOL. I guess I will stay away for a while. She really messed up!!