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Old 20 January 2010, 01:45 PM
Christie Christie is offline
Join Date: 28 November 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by Ramblin' Dave View Post

In most families. In the unlikely event that this story is real, I would not overlook the possibility that this family is among the exceptions. I can tell you that in my family, the sibling who tattled almost always got off scot free. It didn't ever seem to occur to my parents how much animosity that inspired between their children. (To this day, they don't have a clue as to why sis and I can't just work out our differences. And that's after she got physically violent with me on at least two occasions and got off with barely a "don't do that again".)
Dave, I do understand that when issues of family come up all most of us can go by is our own personal experience. In your case you grew up with an abusive mother and an abusive sibling. Naturally that is going to colour your perception of these kinds of situations.
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