How to deal with a drama filled controlling sister

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ashleymarie13:  A some point, you have to assume responsibility for your own stress level.

Initially, things your sister says may cause you stress. But eventually, it is you who chooses how to respond and what effect her words will have on you.

“Sorry sis, I appreciate your ideas, but the decision has been made.”

” I am sorry that you and BM were unable to work together planning the shower. As the guest of honor, I had no part in that. If it still bothers you, speak to ___.”

“I am going to get FI’s opinion as it is his wedding also. I will get back to you when we have made our decision.”

I suggest you focus on your wedding issues right now. Info about her husband’s behavior or his Mom is really not relevant.


Post # 4
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ashleymarie13:  In this example, I think you were both rude. Her for asking if her in -law is invited and you for the way you responded.  You could have simply replied, ” I’m sorry, but no, we wont be able to extend her an invitation.” If your sister is rude, try not to respond in kind.

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