There's tough love and then there's love delivered with a nail-studded baseball bat. A reader named 'Sad Sister' wrote to US-based agony aunt columnist Amy Dickinson hoping for some sympathy and advice.
Instead, she was told she was 'a horrible person'.
Was she justified in delivering such harsh advice?
Sad Sister aka a stay-at-home mother wrote to Amy asking for advice about dealing with her sibling. She starts off by saying she organises get-togethers with her other siblings and cousins, and when she doesn't invite her sister Wendy, she is baffled as to why she gets upset.
Talking about why she doesn't include her sister in her social life, she writes: "How can we get her to understand that she should perhaps find another set of friends whose lives and interests align more closely with hers?"
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