This is complicated so I will précis.
I grew up in a very close family who meant EVERYTHING to me. I have a brother, eleven years older than me, I worshipped the ground he walked on. My parents measured me against him and I was wanting.
When my parents became old and needy my (very religious) brother was reluctant to participate in helping. Mum died from Lewey bodies dementia. 😔
Dad while my mum was ill developed a brain tumour but also had prostate cancer.
After mum died (and I’m not detailing the difficulties I had with my brother during this time) dad came to live with my family; my brother refused to have him.
My family and I loved and cared for dad for the last three years of his life, so sadly during this time my brother, nice and nephew barely saw dad and this hurt my dad so much.
Dad died a year ago but before he did he decided to alter his will, cutting out entirely my nice and nephew and substantially reducing my brother’s inheritance.
My poor dad was so hurt.
We had dad’s funeral a year ago on Christmas Eve. My brother has not spoken to me since before the funeral. He has made no effort to contact me since.
I love my brother still and I find the prospect of never speaking to him again and potentially not even knowing he has died, awful.
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