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I really need your help with this one! I have been friends with 2 sisters in Sandwich since we were kids and we’re in our 40’s now.
I won’t get into every detail…but these sisters have been very close their entire life. In fact, their whole family is very tight knit.
Well, last March they had a major disagreement about something and they can’t seem to get past it. They haven’t spoken to each other in close to a year. No one thought it would have gone on that long. They’ve have disagreements before…they’d argue and move on…it never lingered.
Now we’re all realizing this is a real situation…if someone doesn’t intervene this may go on for a very long time because they’re both very stubborn.
Since I thought it would pass I never said anything to either of them, I just thought they’d work it out.
Since I am close to both of them do you think I should get involved? I honestly feel I can bring them to their senses.
Do you think I should stick my nose in?
Terry in Marston Mills
You’re in a tough spot…but it sounds like these sisters probably need someone to bring them together…kind of like a mediator. I think you should try…especially if you know what the initial disagreement was about.
Bring them together on neutral turf. Let them air out their issues. You can help to keep everything on topic and focused. Reminding them how close they’ve always been.
Try not to take sides but just sort of steer the conversation so it’s productive.
I think it is worth a try!
I hope it all works out.
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