I've been having this problem for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a very abusive, dysfunctional family and have 2 older siblings. I live about a mile from one of them with their family and I'm happily married. My question is whenever anything, and I mean anything big happens there, I never hear anything from them. I have to find out 2nd hand. It really irritates me no end. My husband's family's the same way. These families seem to be self-absorbed and completely seem to forget we exits. We do almost all the calling and invites, yet they don't seem to reciprocate. I can't think of anything I did or we've done to make our families not want anything to do with us. BTW, as a child I had a lot of learning problems and failures, got into trouble with the law, etc...but that's been looooong cleared up. I have turned my life around, yet can't help to feel that I'm still the black sheep. I'm seriously considering creating my own family out of close friends who really give a you know what. Any advice would be appreciated. Thx
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