there is an internal battle going at “my family”.
My situation is following:
After my parents divorced,I lived with my mother abroad and my father decided to marry again with a pretty devout Catholic woman. They have two daughters, my stepsisters.
My problem is: For a long period of time of 20 years, the Catholic family of my fathers
wife didnt want me to allow any contact with my stepsisters.They even never wanted to introduce us as sisters, as family. Apart from this, I have a good relationship with my stepmother, all the time I respected her new life with my father. But when I visited my father,always they took my stepsisters away from me. When they saw me accidentally, they told them, that I am an aunt or something like this. All this was very frustrating for me, but
I loved my father and didn´t want to make him any problems.
So I resignated and hoped, in the future, when they were adult, they will introduce me. But all the long time, it means a big pain for me and I suffer even today a lot. I guess, my father loved me ,too , but he was not strong enough to struggle against the family.As a little success for me, he told me, that I am right, I should be in contact with my stepsisters , it is natural. But the strange behavior of the rest of the family hurts me.
What should I do? Do any ethic or Christian rules give them
the right to treat me in this way, even if they pretend to be
good Catholics? I guess, this family is egoistic about their
interests, they will never care about my feelings or human
rights to see my sisters. They probably look at me as something strange, because they wished I would never exist.
I was always an obstacle for them.
I like to solve this problem in a constructive and peaceful way, I do not hate them,because I know, that this is an destructive force. But how can I do, when they ignore me at all? But they are Christans, ultra-devout Christians, how can they do so?
Thanks for any advices,