An offer from my sister and her husband to buy landscape prints and has taken an undesirable turn and is putting a strain on our relationship. I would like some advice from the photographic professionals on how to proceed and general advice on handling such situations to begin with. First, a bit of background. I have amassed a portfolio of what I consider to be high quality landscape images. I have no website offering them for sale, however. Also I am currently not working much due to a physical ailment. A couple of weeks ago at Thanksgiving my sister and her husband mentioned to me that they wanted to adorn their wall with some of my photos and "help me out" by purchasing them. We did not have time to talk about specifics, but I told them I'd send them a link to my photos and they could select some. A week or so later, after having perused my photos, my sister replied glowingly via e-mail that she loved them and would get back to me in two days about which ones she wanted to buy. Since we had not discussed prices, I followed up letting her know I would look at what local photographers were charging and quote them an average price, with a discount for multiple photos. I never heard back from her. My reasons for going with an average price were 1) my sister and her husband have secure and well paying jobs with no kids and 2) they approached me and offered to help me out. Through the grapevine I heard from my mother that they she was concerned about the cost and surprised to learn how much the 16x24 photo cost,, which I took and is displayed prominently on her wall. After having received no response from my sister, I broached the subject in person a couple of weeks later while they were in town. She stated she just wanted a couple 4x6's and 5x7's. I asked nonchalantly if price was an issue and if initially she had in mind just those small sizes. She demurred on the question of the price, and said she wanted to fill up a couple of existing small frames first and then make decisions about other photos later. I then asked my sister directly if price was an issue and told her about information I was privy to. A somewhat tense discussion ensued and nothing was resolved. Now it looks like they will in all likelihood not be buying photos. I did offer to give them some 4x6 and 5x7's for free. I feel like most of this could have been avoided had they been honest and forthright and had a mature discussion with me. Instead, what looked like a potential source of some needed cash has crumbled like so many stale holiday cookies. I was willing to give them more of a break on price, but they would never admit to me cost was a problem for them. Also I am disappointed they did not communicate with me in a direct fashion or in a timely manner. Sincere advice about this situation would be greatly appreciated. To be honest, I feel like my work and my relationship was devalued in this process.