DEAR ABBY: My parents have been divorced for 15 years. My brother and I alternate holidays every year, and this year he was supposed to host our mother.
Instead, he just informed me he has decided to invite our father and his wife to dinner, leaving our mother no place to go.
He has a long history of criminal behavior and mental illness.
Although he hasn't been part of her life, I have done everything in my power to keep her in touch with her siblings.
It is the most popular and widely syndicated column in the world - known for its uncommon common sense.I chased him through family court, and he gives me the bare minimum in state-ordered support.Recently, I spotted him advertising himself on a dating website as a loving man and describing how he loves his first daughter with no mention of ours (he has two other children, a girl and a boy). A part of me is angry for her, but I’m also angry for myself.I’m in therapy, but seeing him on a dating website describing himself as a good person, when in truth he’s a sociopath, has reopened wounds I thought had closed months ago. I’ve known this since I met him, but because I don’t talk much, it doesn’t bother me. However, I can see our friends getting annoyed because of his constant talking.— OPEN WOUNDS DEAR OPEN WOUNDS: Thank you for writing to me, but this is a question you should be addressing with your psychotherapist. It also happens when we are around his family — and they usually end up treating him badly for it. That may be true, but I feel there is also pressure from society.