As some of you know, I am in the UK briefly, as part of the great MOVE to France. I visited my parents yesterday and was told some bad, if unsurprising (to me) news. My younger brother and his wife are separating, and my mother is devastated. I have never liked my SIL, she never comes to family events and hardly ever takes her daughters (9 and 7) to see their grandparents, though they only live 10 minutes away. My brother has always seemed scared of her and won't contradict her decisions. Last Christmas I posted about how she invited her mother down to stay for the whole holiday and never invited my parents once, even though she knew they would be on their own for Christmas lunch. So she is no big loss. But I think now that their daughters, sweet little girls, will be lost for ever to our family, and that is a great shame. And my brother is getting the blame for it all - having told me three years ago that he was miserable and yet would not let his wife's moods spoil his life, he of course has now found someone else, so the girls have already been told by their Mum that Daddy has found someone he likes better than mummy, and is leaving them. It is terrible. She will demand the house and everything. SO some thoughts and vibes please would not go amiss.
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7/10/06 at 6:05am