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June 13, 2016
Dear Caroline Hax, I am estranged from my sister. I'm fine with not being close to her, not sharing her narcissistic approach to life. I'm fine knowing that she will never call me (as opposed to waiting and wondering, why doesn't she ever call? Then receiving the explanation, "out of sight, out of mind.") I'm fine vacationing alone instead of treading down the path she has laid out for me. I just don't like this truth: "I'm estranged from my sister." It conjures a huge shortcoming on my part; a big black mark. Guess that's the trade off for peace.