The family is so divided. I wish there was a feeling of togetherness. Everyone does their own individual gatherings. I remember growing up and all of the family......aunts , uncles, cousins, grandchildren, etc.......all came to my Grandmas house for any holiday. I miss this!
Between his family and my family....they are all difficult. It used to be when you had family members who were sick or disabled, families pulled together to help each other. My husband's two adult children from his first marriage could care less if they see their father. It would be different if he hadn't been such a good father to them. Everybody's lifestyles and personalities clash.....it's so sad, and so hard during holidays.