Some of you may remember a while ago I wrote about my brother criticising my DS after he lost his job during the pandemic. I’ve spoken to him since after a relative of ours passed away.
My DS had said don’t discuss my business with him anymore. My brother rang me last night and we were having a chat about general stuff - then he asked about my DS. I said he’s very well, thanks. Then he said has he got a job? At this point I replied I can’t discuss his business with you after your unkind comments before.
He then started saying what do you mean? I wasn’t being critical, you took it the wrong way etc. I just replied you probably didn’t intend it to sound like it did, but he replied I’ve got nothing to apologise for. It went round in circles and I said you’re entitled to your opinion and I’m entitled to mine.
I tried to move on and say I have to respect DS wishes, let’s just park this and not fall out. He was very very defensive.
My OH who overheard said you were right to say what you did very calmly. It’s up to him if he wants to make a big deal of it, but he has to know he can’t keep shooting his mouth off.
It wasn’t pleasant but he needed to know. My mistake was not saying at the time “ Why are you saying this?”
I hope we can get past this, but that’s up to him now. I said I’d ring him in a few weeks. Sometimes you just have to let people know they’ve gone too far and stepped over your boundary. Anyone else had something similar happen.
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