Losing the In-Laws


“I find it hard to deal with my alienation from my ex-husband’s family. I am an only child, and they had become like my own brothers and sisters. They are polite if we happen to meet publicly, but I have essentially been shunned by them. It doesn’t seem fair.”


In an ideal world, people could end their marriages without a significant impact on extended family relationships. In some cases, families do find a way to keep the relationship with the ex-spouse so the connection can be maintained, which is particularly useful when there are children involved.

But the reality is that for many people blood runs thicker than water. Particularly, if the divorce gets messy,…. Continue reading