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I might not be able to see my nephew again >.< - March 16th 2009, 01:47 AM

Soo...I'm pretty sure this topic won't be as long as my last one, since I'm pretty tiredd.

Anyway, I live in PA. My brother, his wife, and my 3 month old nephew live in Iowa. They came to PA for a week (leaving tomorrow) so that the baby could get baptized with all the family and such.

The baptism was today. It went well until near the end of the party. I suppose my brother and his wife have been having major money issues between getting evicted, losing their cars, a newborn baby and having to spend 24/7 being managers at home for a job and taking care of a baby, but not making enough money.

Sooo, with all those problems, I suppose they started arguing about it at the baptism. things didn't go well, everyone got upset. the whole family, aunts and everything (which is odd...the actual WHOLE family hasn't gotten into things like that all the time.)

Now his wife is staying home with her sisters and the baby, and my brother is driving back to Iowa alone.

And I highly doubt she would even let anyone on my brothers side of the family really get to see the child. Separation is fine but you shouldn't have a right to take a baby away from the rest of it's family. And I mean it's really hard on me because I love the little guy, he helps me in a way...to see new life. I adore him and I would be extremely upset if she did something like that.

I have a big feeling she will. It's really worrying me.
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Re: I might not be able to see my nephew again >.< - March 16th 2009, 01:52 AM

Well I suppose you have to tell her that she is using their child to get back at your brother and his side of the family and gently remind her that she shouldn't/can't deny them visits/contact. No doubt she'll want to screw child support out of him

It does need to be sorted, I don't know many people from my dad's side of the family dating back 2 generations
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Re: I might not be able to see my nephew again >.< - March 16th 2009, 11:13 PM

Hey there,

From what it sounds like, she hasn't told you or your brother's side of the family that you all can't see the baby. I think you should stay in contact with her and let her know that the family are supportive of her and the baby no matter the money issues and you would still like to spend some time with them. There's no reason that this needs to get hostile.

Just phone her up and maybe invite her and the baby over some time. I think it's really good that you like spending time with the little guy and I'm sure she will be glad of the support. Maybe offer to babysit for her some time.


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