MEB - posted on 04/11/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My brother had a nasty divorce that isolated myself and the rest of the family from him. He married the woman he was having an affair with. She has two precious children, but their marriage is awful and very violent. I'm sorry my nieces have to be in that home even part time. Needless to say, my brother and I no longer have a relationship because of this relationship. I do have very close relationships with his two daughters, my nieces. I am flying them up to visit for my daughter's birthday. (He could never afford that). I want my nieces to have a relationship with my daughter and we live 1000 miles apart. I do feel guilty that his stepchildren are not included, even though I rarely see them or know them. Is this warranted? I am sympathetic because they are just darling little girls but I know their mom wants nothing to do with me at all (we can hardly be in the same room over holidays--she has often physically threatened me). Thoughts?