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Finding Peace

I had a situation with my sister for several years.  We had a conversation recently, but as soon as it started, I realized she had no intention of mending our rift, but instead brought up something that happened 30 years ago, as well as several minor items.  I was surprised at the magnitude of her anger.  That's when I realized she had sandbagged me - she was counting on me being week, as I always have been.  I offered her a sincere apology, but she told me she couldn't move forward with me unless I called each member of her family (including nieces and nephews) and apologized to them too.  

I refused to do that.  I haven't spoken to her since.  And guess what?  I haven't been this relieved in a long time.  I am happier than I've ever been and thanks to you, I found the strength to stand up for myself.  I feel wonderful and proud.  You've helped me more than my own therapist.

You are always by my side and I feel stronger for it.  Thank you so much for helping people every day.


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Tags: Character-Courage-Conscience, Mental Health, Personal Responsibility, Relationships, Relatives, Stress, Values
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