DEAR DEIDRE: MY brother refuses to have any relationship with our mum and it’s making life difficult for all of us.
They haven’t spoken for nearly three years.
My brother is 43, I’m a 50-year-old man and our mum is 76.
Get in touch with Deidre today
Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.
Send an email to [email protected]
You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.
Our father got back in touch in 2018, 20 years after our parents had split.
Dad was still incredibly bitter and blamed mum for tearing the family apart – while also admitting he had cheated several times.
My brother stormed round to mum’s and had a blazing row, which ended in him pushing her.
For more advice from Dear Deidre
No issue is too small, too large or too embarrassing. Read our personal replies here.
- Dear Deidre on Sex
- Dear Deidre on Relationships
- Dear Deidre on Marriage
- Dear Deidre on Family
- Dear Deidre on Parenting
- Dear Deidre on Grief
Mum is willing to forgive and forget, but my brother isn’t.
After a tough year, we just want everyone back together.
DEIDRE SAYS: Your brother is obviously frustrated he missed out on a relationship with his dad, but there is no excuse for violence.
He would be better off focusing on building strong relationships with both parents rather than trying to find fault.
Unfortunately you can’t force them to reconcile.
Suggest your mum writes him a letter to reopen communication.
If this doesn’t work, Standalone (standalone.org.uk) helps adults estranged from family members.
NEXT IN TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE Will I only ever be my boss' bit on the side?
READ DEIDRE'S NEW PHOTO CASEBOOK Lucy can’t help being a pushover where Dylan is concerned
Source: Read Full Article