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Old 20 January 2010, 02:27 PM
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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".)
A child's perceptions of what happens in family relationships may not include the entire truth, and may well be skewed completely because of that perspective.

Not to say that that is what happened in your case, Dave, but that there is often more to the story than a child thinks.
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