It’s hard to reach out to someone and try to make amends when all a person get is the same result. They will try again and then go about it a different way, but nothing seems to work. How many times should someone extend the olive branch before they just give up?
One of my cousins and I are about the same age and when we were little we use to always hang out together. Since we live in different states it’s been difficult to stay close, but once we became teens our lives went in different directions. I’ve tried to reach out and create a relationship because we’re family, but her action have shown that she it’s concerned with family.
For my cousin her new life is now her thing and she doesn’t want to be family or that bond. While I understand the being consumed in our own lives, it’s not right to shut the family out. However, a part of me feels like why am I constantly trying to break through this wall that she’s put up.
The other day someone status was, “You can extend the olive branch for only so long then there comes a time to stop reaching and move on.” Part of me thinks it’s time to stop and let her reach for me like I have done for her. The effort has to be put forth by both parties and not just by one person.