Show Notes for Thursday, June 22, 2023


Dear John,

My cousin is getting married and I'm not going to go to the wedding, or should I? We used to be really close We're the two youngest grand kids and would often hang out at family events. After she went to college, we drifted apart. She began treating me horribly on social media so I unfollowed her and ignored the rude comments. A little over a year ago, there was a political issue in the news. We both ended up on a different side and apparently she blocked me. I didn't even realize it until my mom mentioned the wedding. Since I unfollowed her I never see anything, so I went to look at her page and we're no longer friends. I got an invite in the mail. My mother wants me to go with her, but I'm not interested in going at all. I'm sure the invite was only sent out of obligation. We've grown apart and I'm OK with that. Do you think I need to go? How do I get my mother to drop this so I can just move on without all her pressures? What do you think?


Blocked Cousin

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