I'm absolutely gutted. Just found out that about 3 weeks ago my nephew got married and also my niece (his sister) got married last Sunday.
I wouldn't mind if they were the other side of the world, but they only live about 10 miles from me. I'm not moaning as I think I should have been invited to the wedding, but thought my sister would have at least phoned to tell me so I could have got them presents and a card.
My wife always thought that my sister didn't like her and seemed to look down on her. I'm now agreeing with her thoughts now as over the last 10-15 years my side have grown further and further away from me and my wife's family have taken me in more. They are so close, if anyone has any difficulties they all rally to help.
My family won't even phone back if I leave a message. My mother lives one bus journey away from me, but has never been to my home, yet she can go to my sisters, which is 3 buses each way.
Phone calls are the same, I never get phone calls from them, but get, "oh, you've remembered my number have you. Or, hello stranger" if you call her.
Guess it's now time to stop trying and be thankful my wife's family are nice people.