Conflicted

Today’s daily prompt sounds like the story of part of my life right now.  You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?

I’ve been in the middle of a terrible argument for seven years now…yes seven years and it might actually come to an end sooner rather than later, but not through circumstances that are in any way, shape or form positive…actually I don’t know if argument is the right word, maybe a choice for the parties involved not to talk.

My mother and her sister (my auntie) have not spoken since the night of their mother’s funeral when something rather horrible was said during a discussion.  Things got ugly, things got thrown, people walked out, I chose not to take sides.  My auntie is also my godmother.  I’ve been in contact with her and her two children all through the last seven years, they live overseas so that contact has mostly been through email and Facebook and the likes.

Skip forward to five years ago…the same auntie was diagnosed with cancer and told me.  You would think that would have helped repair the bonds of sisterhood…no, that didn’t happen.

Skip forward to six days ago.  My cousin sends a Facebook message saying that my auntie is really unwell, they don’t think she has long to live.  I ring my mother to tell her.

I choose not to get involved in the argument, I’ve got my own issues to deal with and spend my time on.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Seraphina Quest
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 08:27:24

    That’s rough. Your auntie is lucky she has you.

    Reply

  2. Relax
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 10:35:48

    Just love them all as best you can. So far, so good!

    Reply

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