When a woman wrote into an advice column titled “Ask Amy,” she probably wasn’t aware of the very harsh reality check she was about to receive.
Sharing the startling newspaper clip out on the Reddit sub-thread ‘Murdered By Words,’ the woman starts her letter asking Amy for advice about her sister, ‘Wendy,’ who feels left out by her sisters and cousins who go on an annual weekend shopping excursion in their home city.
“We stay in a hotel, treat ourselves, shop for our children and go out for lunches and dinners. It is a great time to reconnect,” the woman writes.
“I have a sister ‘Wendy’ whom we do not invite. She is offended to the point of tears when she finds we have not invited her.”
'Sad sister' then haphazardly acknowledges that the other women in her family are all married stay-at-home mums, while Wendy is a "divorced, working mum with one young child". She also knows that she "doesn't have very much money" for a shopping trip and doesn't have the same interests, nor does she attend church, like the other sisters and cousins.
"Plain and simple, she does not really fit in with us anymore," she writes.
However, when 'sad sister' told Wendy, she was still unable to register exactly why Wendy felt so upset that she was being ostracised from the family. In fact, she writes, Wendy even had to audacity to go to her house to cry about it, which the writer said upset her children so her husband threatened to call the police on her.
'Sad sister' then asked Amy how she could get her sister to understand that "she should perhaps find another set of friends whose lives and interests align more closely with hers?"