I have 2 adult siblings, both over 45, and none of the 3 of us speak to each other.
Sibling A did something very hateful to Sibling B, I tried to solve it by sternly asking for them to make up, Sibling A and I haven’t spoken in over 5 years because of this. Sibling B hasn’t spoken to me in a year because of an assumed slight. I tried to make up, but it didn’t take.
Sibling A, always been a flake, always acted before thinking about consequenses. Never been responsible, non-religious, free-spirit type, regularly an embarrasment.
Sibling B, divorced with kids and anti-Catholic, has always been an angry person, enjoys sending scorching emails, doesn’t really care about relationships with anyone other than their kids.
My question to you is, how many of you have families where adult siblings no longer speak to some of them? Have you tried to reconcile, and how did you succeed or fail? Do any of you have adult siblings that resemble mine?
I try to teach my own kids about forgiveness, and I make them go through the steps of forgiving each other and accepting an apology, which we NEVER had to do growing up. Our parents just let the grudges go on, I guess they assumed we’d work things out.