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How can I resolve an embarrassing row with a family member?

This week, expert Fiona Brennan advises a reader who has fallen out with an extended family member and doesn’t know how to resolve the awkward impasse

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Dear Expert,

I have had a big falling-out with a family member, and it is really getting me down. It is not someone in my immediate family, but someone who I see regularly at family events. She feels like I have betrayed her trust. But from my point of view, she gave me no choice.

I have tried a number of times to resolve the issue, but it appears there is no common ground. She ...