Sad my sister’s cut me off
Two years ago. my niece, then 15, confided in me she was having sex and I gave her contraceptive advice. My sister found out and hasn’t spoken to me since! She’s even banned me from seeing my niece and nephew.
I’m distraught – you hear about estranged families but I never thought that it’d happen to us. What can I do? Marilyn, 40
I can see both sides. You have to be an aunty the kids can turn to…but your sister’s hurt she doesn't have that relationship with her daughter.
You were right to give advice, but you should have gone to your sister. Go and see her, make her talk to you. Say you’re sorry, but that you both did wrong – and, as sisters, you have to move past this.