I am 43 and have a 24 yr old niece who I had always felt close to. As a teen she started to change and not be as sweet and nice. She became moody, bitchy, and very sarcastic at times.....taking her stress out on others, including myself. I attribute some of the blame on her untreated manic depressive alcoholic mom (who is my sister) And a stressful home environment. I have made efforts to stay close to my niece by inviting her to the movies regularly and she started to blow me off, so now I don't ever invite her to hang out with just me. She is also terrible at responding to text messages. She takes forever to get back to me if she gets back at all. I know that she is a busy girl, but it only takes a damn minute to respond to a text!!! I think it's incredibly rude of her. Also, we were at a family event last night and I was showing pics of my wedding. She blurts out loudly, "your bridesmaids dresses are ugly." My mouth dropped open by her ignorant comment!! Now keep in mind that I got married in 1988 so the styles were very different back then. And I thought they were very pretty and still do!! I am tired of this girl being rude and ignorant. I think that she is like that with other people too, not just me! I am considering calling her out on her rude and hurtful behavior!! Would you if you were me?? It's really a shame but I loved this girl and wanted to have a close relationship with her, but her bitchiness is making me not like her so much anymore and it's pushing me away. I feel sad about it. I'm just not sure how I should handle this........speak up to her or let it go and have a more distant relationship!!
on Apr. 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM