Please tell me if I’m over reacting.
I’m the youngest of first 4 girls and have often had a problem with one or more of my sisters treating me as the ‘youngest’ putting me down and somehow forming what feels like a ‘gang’ against me. This is usually by my two middle sisters though my oldest has her moments too.
So to get to my dilemma. As we all live 100,s miles apart we have a Watsapp group to exchange chit chat and updates on my Dad from those that live close to him and talk about our children and GC etc...
So a couple of months ago I applied and got early retirement, I was so happy and told them all on the group. Only one answered to say ‘she doesn’t blame me for taking retirement’ but not one of them said congratulations. I mentioned it again in a relevant chat about 1 month ago and again no congratulations...nothing.
So last Friday was my last day at work, I had gifts, calls and emails (I’m working from home cos of Covid so not possible to go into office) from friends and colleagues. But nothing, not one word from any of my sisters. All of whom knew it was my last day. I didn’t put anything on our group but I did put pictures of gifts and cards I had received on faceache so I know they would have seen them.
It’s really put a dampener on the start of my retirement and made me feel quite down.
My feelings are that they are all in jobs they dislike and are jealous or envious and see me, the youngest, out of the rat race. Also, my husband had a very large inheritance this year which has made our lives a lot more comfortable, I’ve never bleated about it but they know something of it.
I don’t know....I just really needed to get it off my chest. Thanks for listening
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