Well, I don't know how I finally got on here, but I've been having a great deal of trouble signing in. I went about it a different way and here I am finally!
So, I will try not to bore you with a really long story. Here goes. My family likes to communicate by e-mail, all except my one brother and sister-in-law. They never check their e-mail at home. (Like ever) My SIL used to check it at work, but since she retired about 6 months ago, now it has been impossible to communcate with them by e-mail. I end up having to call them when I need an answer to something after weeks of getting no response from them. Well, the "last straw" so to speak was when my husband tried to plan me a nice surprise 50th birthday party. He contacted everyone by e-mail. Many family and friends came, so that was great! But of course, brother and SIL didn't come because they didn't read the e-mail. They claimed their modem died. Wow, what incredibly bad timing! Always some excuse! I'm fed up! I vented in an e-mail to my sister and she blabbed to SIL that I was annoyed about them not checking their e-mail and now brother and SIL are pissed at me!!!! My brother called me VERY upset that I was talking about his wife and that he should be the one I should be mad at and that e-mail just "isn't his thing." Well, this is the first I've heard in all these years (they had an e-mail address before we did, we've had one for like 14 years) that he didn't like doing e-mails. Anyhow, I know I was wrong to vent to my sister, but did she have to tell? AND do they need to be so upset over this? I don't see it as that big of a deal! Just tell me/us you don't want to communicate by e-mail and how do you want us to communicate with you?? I also got an e-mail from SIL saying I need to explain my behavior and that she is very hurt. Hurt by what?? Just because I'm frustrated that they don't check e-mail? REALLY?? What do you guys think?