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Violent Sister

I am 45 years old, my older sister is 47. We live a great distance apart and last saw one another four years ago. My younger sister is celebrating a big deal this spring--my older sister will attend. She has asked me to be there, too and to spend some alone time with her. The last time we saw one another we got into a fist fight in front of my siblings, their families and my mother and her husband. I am so mortified by my own behavior that I really can't think of getting into that group situation again. I love my older sister but she's an angry, aggressive, hostile person. I am generally the quiet one but something just snapped last time we were together. She has been violent with every member of the family--this was my first outburst. In short, I'd love to see her, to wish her well, to wish my younger sister well and to show my family that I'm really not that insane. The trouble is that I don't trust the situtation, my sister or myself. What shall I do? Thank you so much and best regards.

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