How can I make things up to my sister for not attending her graduation dinner?

by Anne
(Harrisburg, PA )

My sister recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Nursing. I attended the ceremony and it was very nice. I was also invited to the dinner. After the ceremony, I didn't feel well and told her I wasn't going to be attending. She said it was the right thing for me to do because she is my sister and she wanted me there. I live 90 miles away from her and had to drive up in the morning and then chose to leave that same day. How can I ever make this up to her? I feel like she hates me and I've been posting things for her on Facebook telling her how proud I am of her and how very much I love her. What else can I do to make thins right again? I feel horrible about all of this! Your advice would be greatly apprecaited!

Thank you!

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Graduation and Family
by: Ms P Etiquette

Anne,

What did you do that needs such abject apology? You were ill. You excused yourself after attending the graduation. You had a long drive home. I fail to see the issue, however, my guess is that you and your sister did not have a contented relationship before her graduation. If possible, speak with her directly to ask what it is that has upset her. It cannot be your falling ill since you have no control over this.

Good luck,

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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