I have been suffering with anxiety on and off for years but it has been worse the last couple of years. It has mainly affected my work life (my last job caused me to have bad anxiety and panic attacks as it was really stressful and I couldn't cope so they had to let me go) as well as my relationship with my partner.
I am feeling really low at the moment and on edge because my sister, who I have always been very close to, has decided to cut me out of her life with no explanation. She stopped speaking to my mum almost a year ago as our mum is not the easiest person to deal with. My sister had enough of her, but chose to cut mum off without any explanation and subsequently, mum was upset and turned to me for support. At the time, I was going through a really bad patch with my anxiety and felt it was all too much. I tried numerous times to try and persuade my sister to at least face mum and tell her to her face how she felt - so that mum would perhaps accept that and move on.
My sister wouldn't and I then became very distant with her, because although I could understand her reasons (because I felt the same towards mum), I couldn't help but feel resentment for her letting me deal with mum on my own and with having to deal with all the stress of the rift when I was going through a rough patch with my anxiety.
I have not heard from my sister for almost 3 months now, no word of why exactly - nothing and not only is it really frustrating, I am finding that it is really starting to affect my mental health. I have not been able to face going into work the last few days because I feel so upset. My partner and I have just bought a house which we are currently renovating, but I don't feel happy about it because this dreadful situation is taking over my life and I just want to be able to move on from this as I know it may never get resolved.
I wondered if anyone else has had to deal with being cut off from a close family member and how you dealt with it?