Last summer, visiting my brother with my wife and two children, that are 6. My brother, whom I’m close with, had a huge agrument with my wife about the raising of my two kids. My kids were diagnosed with significant ADHD with depression (confirmed by mutiple physicians). My brother and my wife were screaming at each other, and he feels that my children don’t have ADHD, its a discipline issue due to my wife. He doesn’t believe in medication or psychiatry.
We were visiting from out of town, and my brother doesn’t see my kids that often. I stuck up for my wife, defending her to my family and my brother. My wife then sent emails and texts apologizing for her role. All communication were not responded to by my brother (including being cut off on Facebook and phone calls being blocked). Now most of my family doesn’t contact us, since I believe he’s tainted us behind our back.
My wife feels that I should reach out to my brother. I feel I shouldn’t since my wife apologized profusely. I feel it’s my brother’s next step. We have done our part and I don’t want to be the middleman between my wife and brother. Again, it’s his next move. The sad part is my kids suffer due to this but we don’t need negativity like this in our lives. I’d like to get your thoughts.