Siblings … don’t get it?
I find myself somewhat confused of late.
Having had a Father that created a rift with my Sister and myself that covered a span of 18 years, l don’t know really what a Brother/Sister friendship/relationship is supposed to consist of, but at a push, l should imagine that it does comprise of communication.
I am not looking for anything special, but quite possibly more than l have.
A couple of years ago when the ‘rift if that is what it was’ was very strong, l was communicating with my Sister through the trusty Facebook, or rather attempting to do so, and l recall a comment l left with her when l had hit my frustration period of writing and receiving no responses what so ever and that was ‘l do hope we can resolve these conflicts between us whatever and however they have started and not be silent until the day of one of our parents deaths!”
Atypically, l received no response from that either and here we or l am two years later almost to the date of that last message, sitting here typing and wondering what a relationship between siblings is supposed to consist of now that there is no rift? I know that my Father did create a rift between my Sister and myself, but l now ponder on the possibility of whether the only reason she communicated with me a couple of months ago was that she was overwhelmed with everything? Then l served a purpose.
Over the last few weeks, my Sister has stopped communicating with me on any level in comparison to the level of communications we had even as little as three weeks ago.
She visits my Father twice a week for whatever purpose, and whilst l asked her to keep me updated, she now doesn’t tell me anything at all, and l find myself being updated by my Mother! Well that’s a turn around l have to say!
So as to sibling relationships, l feel that we may have a much longer way to go than initially thought.