Melinda (r0ck_y0ur_s0ul) wrote in thequestionclub,

Should I be the bigger person?

Hello TQC!

I have an older sister who is an absolute mess. It's a long story but pretty much can be summarized as: she can't handle her crap, is a terrible mother to her three kids, and has used/abused every member of our family for years (especially our parents, the ones raising her 8 year old at the moment because he hates her and my BIL). I pretty much loathe her.

However, my Aunts and Uncles will be making a trip to my parents house this weekend and have expressed hope that I would be there. I was very excited...until I found out my sister was going to be there. Now I am dreading it because I know the entire weekend will be spent with her telling her tales and seeking pity...which I cannot stand because she is far from a victim.

My parents want me to come and just ignore her....but I'm not sure I can even stand to be in the same room with her.

Should I suck it up, put the big girl panties on, and attend this get together (my aunts and uncles done visit often and I love them dearly) despite feeling like every minute I'm around my bitch sister is one minute closer to me losing my mind? Or should I keep my distance and be sad I'm not there but sane?

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