jilted by brother

by donna
(dalton, ma, usa)

brother, whom i don't see much, but talk to when i do see him has kids get togethers and parties, and never invite his nieces and nephews who are the same ages, and there are only the 5 of them, including my brothers 2. ages are 19, 17, 15, 15, 15. his are the 17 and 15 year old. once they had a FRIEND party. a few days later, a family party, with like 6 people there. 1/2 A LEFTOVER CAKE AND LEFTOVER FOOD WAS SERVED!!

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Donna:

It is impolite to complain and make observations about the behavior of others. Your brother has the right to invite whomever he wishes to his parties. Perhaps you might try initiating a conversation with him letting him know you and your children miss seeing his family.

You could invite them to your house first to show him your hospitality. But do not expect him to change because you wish it to be so. My overall suggestion is that you accept him the way he is and make an effort to have family gatherings yourself to which he and his family are invited.

Good luck,

Ms Practical Etiquette

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