Post # 1
What does it mean when my sister would say shes estranged from most of the family members but still talks to them at get togethers? The reason I ask is my sister claims she’s estranged from 90 percent of my moms side of the family but she still talks to them at get togethers and possibly if she was seeing them with my parents?
Post # 3
@Ap2010: She probably means that she’s not close to them and doesn’t keep in touch (although I’ve always heard that word used when there is literally no contact, generally on purpose).
Post # 4
I think it means that person doesn’t know what “estranged” means. It sounds like they just have a distant relationship; estranged implies hostility and alienation.
Post # 5
Yea that’s probley what it means. Thank you everyone.