Basically, aunt and uncle separated over 20 years ago. Uncle drank. Aunt had an affair. I'm sure each of their behaviour triggered the others. Uncle died a few years ago but he and Aunt had become better friends after they had seperated than when they were married. A few months ago Aunt married the man she left Uncle for. Now Aunt and her 3 adult DC have stopped speaking to mum saying they heard she was spreading stories about their wedding. I don't know if it's village gossip which has been twisted but I have a gut feeling something was said for them all to react this way. In her eyes her DB can do no wrong and it was all SILs fault. SIL has been with her new DH longer than she was with DB! It's become so awkward at family events and everyone is talking behind her back. She still can't understand why they aren't talking to her! Mum had been told she has two options: apologise for hurting their feeling or accept that they don't want her as part of their family any more. They don't have to be calling at each others for coffee, just be civil to each other off they bump into each other and at mutual family occasions.
It's exhausting when she visits - AIBU or is it just me?
Couldn't organise anything - Boris needs to go
Tearing the family apart - freeloading brother