My kids are adults and I am still hurting over this. I have no family, he would go to his family, despite me not being welcome and take our kids with him. He told me it was my fault for not being likable.
And the time I had gone, my mother in law would give like the girlfriend of his brother a $50 gift card where mine was $15. And I had to get my food last after everyone because I wasn’t family.
One Christmas my brother in law told my daughter no one loves her because she’s too much like her mom.
Asked my then 12 year old son that he was being kept from them and offer to pick him (only him) up. My husband was working that day, he was going to go there with the kids after.
We’ve done some counseling, and he’s agreed to not go places where I am not welcome. So yay for that.
It hurts. And my husband hurts that he hurt me. And my kids are angry that Christmas has always sucked for them
It’s ok to not go home if your family is shit. I want you all to know that. Thank you for reading.