The Moneyist: ‘I think her behavior is egregious’: My sister blocked my number. Should I remove her from our $70 family phone plan?

by | May 23, 2023 | Stock Market

Dear Quentin,  My sister and I, both adults who are married, have run into some major problems in our relationship with each other. We have always been close but we grew up in a tumultuous household that has left us both with deep emotional scars. 

Recently, she has decided to at least, in my opinion, project her emotional baggage onto me. This has resulted in her deciding not to talk to me and blocking my cell number. The core financial issue here is that I pay for the cell phone bill as we are all still on a family plan!  I pay roughly $70 per month, which includes her monthly installment. I think her behavior is egregious — to block my number and expect me to continue paying her bill. I don’t however want to hurt our relationship further as I hope to reconcile. Should I remove her from the plan? The Other SisterDear Sister, For whatever reason, your sister is angry, and blocking your number is a way of expressing her frustration, but it’s also a way for her to disassociate from the relationship. Blocking you is an easy way to avoid conflict and stress. Pressing the block button is far from an ideal way to manage a relationship, unless you are protecting yourself from an abu …

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