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My husband and I are the youngest of our siblings, now all in our 50s with nearly grown children. Despite having the same opportunities, my husband and I are the only ones to have finished college, stayed married and kept the same jobs. As a result, we have a nice home, two cars and college tuition set aside for our kids, and can take family vacations.

Our three siblings dropped out of college, racked up credit card debt, married and divorced multiple times, compromised their health with alcohol and tobacco abuse and left jobs as soon as the work became tiresome. They live in tenuous circumstances. We never judge or lecture.

Lately, as the direness of their situation has pressed them into tough decisions, they keep bringing up how "lucky" my husband and I are to have all the security that we do, as if we didn't earn it or make sacrifices over many years to conserve our resources. While we are indeed blessed, luck had little to do with it. We've been disciplined.

We have generously helped our siblings whenever the need arose, including college tuitions, car down payments, emergency veterinary bills and even funeral expenses. Now it seems they believe it was our duty, and with the holidays coming up, their comments are escalating. This is terribly hurtful.

My husband is able to let this matter slide. But I need a civil response when our siblings accuse us of "owing" them because our circumstances are so much "luckier" than theirs.

compromised their healthとtenuous circumstancesとlet this matter slideの意味を教えてください。よろしくお願いします

投稿日時 - 2019-01-10 09:25:39

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1。compromised their healthの意味を教えてください。

 彼らの健康を損なった > 健康でなくなった > (医療費が増えた)   
 https://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=compromise

2。tenuous circumstancesの意味を教えてください。

「あやふやな状況」>「経済的に収支のバランスが取れていない状態」ということでしょう。
 https://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=tenuous

3。let this matter slideの意味を教えてください。

let slide は、下記のように「構わない」という意味です。
https://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=let+slide

 (夫は)この件には構わずにいられる(しかし私は~)という意味でしょう。、

投稿日時 - 2019-01-10 11:36:59

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投稿日時 - 2019-01-10 19:36:52

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