Gossip in my family has hurt me a lot

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Registered: 01-22-2004
Gossip in my family has hurt me a lot
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 7:07pm

Gossiping in my family has been a big issue; my sister and nephew are part of it, so I don´t give my sister any possible material.

1st phone call my sister asked me if my daughter continued with his last boyfriends. I replied evasive. “I don´t know, they fight and reconcile, so I don´t know. In fact, I don´t want to know.” ( She switches boyfriends every 2 years, and drops one when she already has the next. (which I don´t like))

2nd phone call, asking me “Do you know that there´s a guy who does business with my brother and son in law and called both of them to tell them he´s dating your daughter and that he´s soon to be part of the family? And this guy has been married twice…bla, bla bla

(I knew about this, which I didn't´t like as well) But I replied “That guy is crazy, I don´t know what´s he talking about. I haven´t even met him” Sister: “Sure that´s very soon to say something like that and” ……

3rd phone call, which my daughter answers. My sister, to her: “ Hi, that your dating a guy who is, bla, bla

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Registered: 08-16-2001
Sun, 07-03-2011 - 8:24pm

I think not giving your sister any information from now on is the way to go.

CL for 11 years
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Registered: 07-29-2002
Sun, 07-03-2011 - 10:17am

Ill be honest,

I would have told your sister flat out that who my Daughter dates is of no concern to her.