Why can’t our family be close like others?

Sister has spent most of her adult life away from her family, but expects them to have daily family calls and group video chats during quarantine.



May 20, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Dear Carolyn: How should I feel, personally, when extended family do not reply or do video calls during this quarantine? I do send them emails and texts. I’ve been reaching out to them for weeks.

I have lived most of my adult life away from them — moved to a different state at the beginning of my husband’s career. We have been married 42 years, and have a great, loving, supportive, financially secure relationship.

How should I take this when I hear of so many others having daily family calls and many group video chats?

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