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Re: Christmas shopping dilema

If they have basically disowned you, and weren't going to be at Christmas along with everyone else, then I would skip it. However, since they will be there, I would buy a present for them, even though they are rude about it and such. I think it might be helpful to let your kids know (since they probably notice this particular family isn't very good at saying thank you and acknowledging others and guarenteed know things aren't cool between you and soon to be ex SIL) that when we give gifts we do it without expecting anything in return. 


If your experience is similar to my DH's stepbrothers experience, his ex turned him into an unappreciative butthole that disowned the entire family. Once they divorced, he was back to more appreciative and involved in the family for the first time after 4 years.