- 5 years ago
For those of you who don’t follow all my posts (which is all of you), one of my brothers is married to a woman with an eating disorder that she is passing onto their young daughter (they also have sons who seem to be indifferent). In addition to this, my SIL is a right bitch and my entire family has always hated her. We have welcome all of the other spouses, but she is rude to our faces (including calling me fat and judging everyone).
Things have come to a head. A while back, my SIL insisted that my brother do a cleanse with her that consisted of drinking only juice for 10 days. I am amazed my brother agreed to it as he is a big guy who does physical work for a living (he owns a business with my other brother, his twin). I remember towards the end of the 10 days, he was so excited his wife was going away for work “so he could eat whatever he wanted.”
His own issues weren’t the trigger, but he caught his daughter throwing up after dinner last night. He went totally bananas and told my SIL that she had to enter treatment and that the kids all needed to get into therapy to see how they’ve been impacted. She refused and said she doesn’t have a problem. My brother made the huge decision to leave her, told her that she is an unfit mother, and he took the kids with him.
My brother is worried because it seems the woman always gets custody. He has informed me that he’s been documenting things all along, he just didn’t think it was “bad enough” to leave. I am glad he has proof, but I do wish he had acted sooner. My SIL comes from money and her parents gifted the house to them for their wedding. She can keep it, he just wants to leave with what he came into the relationship with (his business) and with his kids.
Any advice? She did agree (in writing) that he could take the kids until they sort everything out.