Had a nice talk on the phone with my dad yesterday. I feel bad about my sister and brother in law splitting up, I only found out about it a couple of months or so ago (I referred to it a little in an earlier entry in this journal). You know how with some couples you can see it coming? I never saw it coming. Neither did my parents. I have no idea what it's about, when I saw my BIL for lunch about two or three weeks ago he seemed in good enough spirits but I didn't push him to talk about it much, just told him I still consider him part of the family (he's a nice guy). My parents feel this way too. I figure if he wants to talk about it or if my sister does it's up to them to make the decision, I'm not going to try to force anything. I haven't heard from my sister in bloody ages. I really feel bad for my niece, you know how a lot of kids when their parents split up they think they did something wrong. She has a good emotional support system (lots of friends and both her parents are still active in her life) and that's really important now.