Topic: How to write a heartbreaking story
July 19, 2019 / By Kelly Question:
So me and my cousin use to be extremely close, best friends, practically sisters. Well her mother (my aunt) is basically a nut. i honestly think she is mentally handicap in some way, and i'm not just saying that because i don't like her. Her mother eventually started treating my cousin very crappy. Called her a whore all throughout her preteens/teens. would make very nasty comments directed towards, etc. And my cousin was a good kid. She eventually started acting out, but if you call a child a whore, she's eventually going to become one, i think. i don't think my cousin stood a chance with a mother like that.
Anyway, both of our mothers got into a HUGE fight. And my aunt, who was 45 at the time, started texting me, a 17 year old, and writing very nasty, abusive, and hurtful things directed at me and my family. so i fought back and defended myself. Now me and my cousin afterward promised we wouldn't let the fight hurt our relationship...BUT
So one day, i said something to her that got back to her mother, which then opened a huge can of worms, and her mom started attacking us all again over texts. i then texted my cousin and just asked her if she had said anything. she wrote back and asked me to not put her in the middle of it. and she was kind of sassy in the text, which hurt. but i understood, i knew it was mostly my fault anyway, and i shouldn't get her involved so i wrote back, and told her i understood. and i thought she was mad at me, but then she continued to talk to me normally like nothing had happened so i thought everything was fine.
but soon after that, she completely stopped talking to me, and pretty much pretended like i did not exist. well i let it go, i stopped talking to her, not because i was mad but i was convinced she hated me, and didn't want to irritate her.
but now, she is going through a really hard time, her life is in a complete downward spiral, i wish i could talk to her, but i'm pretty sure (not completely positive) that she hates me. i know for sure that our relationship can never be the same as it was. but mostly i want to help her, and talk to her. or at least know, once and for all, if she really does hate me. (her mother has a talent of brain washing people, so i wouldn't be surprised if that's what happened, in fact, i'm pretty sure it is)
what should i do? should i try writing her? should i let it go? this whole situation has been heartbreaking and i just do not know how to deal with it.
Heron | 5 days ago
well that does sound like a pretty heartbreaking situation especially since you guys are family and used to be sooo close! honestly my advice to you would be to try and talk to your cousin, just straight up ask her if she's mad at you or if she hates you. I mean think of it this way, what if she doesn't hate you..maybe she's thinking the same thing you are, maybe she thinks you hate her cause your not talking to her. So don't let it go on, just talk to her. Especially if her life is going badly right now, she probably really would like someone to talk to since her mother doesn't sound exactly like the "understanding" kind of person lol.
I hope your relationship with your cousin will get better, good luck!!
Write to her. Tell her what you think about your relationships. Offer her help if she still wants to be friends. She needs someone to help her out. May be she will be friends with you as before. But don't mess up your relationship this time.