Helping my sister through divorce?
November 21, 2011 6:52 PM Subscribe
How do I be the best most supportive brother I can while my sister is going through a divorce?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (14 answers total)
A little background I'm 25 and never really dealt with divorce at all. My sister is 28 and will be separating from her husband of 3 years in a couple of months. They have a 3-year-old daughter together.
They are staying together through the holidays because they think its important that their daughter wakes up on christmas morning and sees both of her parents there with her. However he will be staying at his parents house.
The divorce comes as a huge shock to my sister he's been working out the country and told her that he just doesn't feel anything for her anymore. She gets full custody of their daughter and they will soon be putting their house on the market and moving on.
So what can I do to help my sister through this time? I can't help her financially but I'm already planning on taking time off to watch my niece. What else can I do? I know that this holiday season is going to be really rough on her. What are some words of encouragement that I could give her and what are some things to stay away from talking about?