Question about family relationships after divorce


#1

To make a long story short. My ex-uncle cheated on my aunt, and they divorced. My aunt being my blood aunt. My ex-uncle was also my dentist, but after the divorce we my family went to a new dentist, some stayed b/c he is a good dentist. I just felt at the time it's bad enough going to the dentist, let alone the awkwardness that would be there everytime i went. I don't hold any hard feelings against my ex-uncle but I haven't spoken to him since they were together. Do people usually keep in conact with non-blood uncles and aunts after a divorce? (Note, he was a nice guy and everything, but we only really interacted when he was with my aunt.) Opinions?


#2

Probably depends on how close you are bf the divorce. It might be nice to ask him for coffee or send a note saying how sorry you are about how thing turned out for him & your aunt. When my aunt died manynyears ago, her mom, my grandmother tried to continue to send presents for his bd etc & he returned the gift (she always sent a nice check).
Imlost touch with him & hisngrown children until my grandmother died. He did come to the services. Then when my father died after a short,but intense cancer I did call my uncle after everything was over. He was pretty stunned & I am glad I let him know.
Now, 4 hrs after my dad’s death I am trying to adjust to having a stepfather. He is very nice, but at times I miss my Dad & such, wishing she had not remarried ( them I feel guilty,like I am not honoring my mom).
Strange, I think I need more help with this than you do.
:shrug:


#3

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