Hi I really need some advice on how to deal with my brothers wife, my sister-in-law. We have never really gotten along. Nothing bad, just personality clash I guess you could say. She is a very verbally aggressive, assertive and confrontational person. She seems to lack family values and is turning my brother against our entire family. We have tried to confront the situation with her and it just resulted in her giving us the no talkies for over a year. Once all our children came along we managed to be a part of each other’s lives again, however she continues to talk badly behind my back. It’s made worse by social media when her fakeness is constantly in my face. She makes such an effort doting on friends and yet she hasn’t liked or commented on any of my photos on over a year. Photos of her nieces and nephews that she is meant to love and adore.
It breaks my heart. I have developed very bad anxiety over the issue and continually stress over the poor relationship I have with my brother thanks to her. I can’t go on, it’s getting to the point where I need to confront the situation yet I fear if I am honest it’s just going to tear the family apart again, but if I don’t say anything I feel like it’s going to tear me apart.
Posted anonymously, 25th February 2015