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Solutions to All Those Sticky Sister Situations

Of course you love your sister — there's no denying it. But you know it, she knows it: sometimes sisters just make trouble. A sister knows you better than most people and pushes your buttons like no one else, so it's bound to happen. Some situations are a little more extreme than others, but we can always count on our Group Therapy community and readers to raise the questions and offer great advice on important topics that are difficult to handle. Turns out, sisters of all kinds (yours, your significant other's) can get in the middle of your happiness, but there's nothing a little support can't do to get you feeling that sisterly love again.

My Sisters Hate My Cheating Boyfriend
"I have been dating my boyfriend for almost three years. In the beginning of this year, I found out that he cheated on me with another girl. I turned to my sisters for comfort during that hard time. Since the Summer, he and I started dating again. My sisters are dead set on never forgiving him and my boyfriend keeps pressuring me to let him talk to my sisters. I'm so stressed out by this whole issue, I feel like no one cares about me."

My Sister Is Unsupportive
"My boyfriend and I were supposed to move in together, but then he had to wipe out his savings to fix his car so we had to start over again. My sister keeps saying I'll never move out, I need my mommy. I hate that I have no support system, I hate their judgment."

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I Don't Want My Sister as My Maid of Honor
"I'm feeling a lot of pressure to choose my sister as my maid of honor. She lives in a different city and is only 20, so it doesn't make much logistical sense to have her take on the role. I'd rather ask my best friend, but I don't want to upset my mom and sister."

Are My Fiancé and His Sister Too Close?
"I feel like I'm overreacting, but I have a very creepy vibe about my fiancé and his sister. He is 26. She is 25. Once I brought it up to him that his sister talks to him like he's her boyfriend, he said, 'Yeah she probably has a crush on me.' Dead serious. Not grossed out or anything."

My Sister Is Not Accepting My Pregnancy
"My problem is that I am not sure how to handle my half sister. We stopped talking because she doesn't accept my pregnancy."

My Boyfriend's Sister Doesn't Like Me
"I asked him what his family thought of me. He told me that his sister thought I was too quiet for him and she thought he should be with someone more outgoing and sociable than me. How she gleaned all of this from meeting me for five hours, once, I find really insulting. "

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