Best friend dating brother in law
"Their children may talk to you before they talk to their own parents," notes Swann.Swann also notes that you'll likely have to alternate invitations while the divorce is still a sensitive subject, by having your brother and the kids over for a big family BBQ one weekend and then asking his ex to come over with the kids for a play date the following weekend, for example.If your brother is upset that you are still friendly his ex, be respectful of his feelings.The best thing you can say in this situation is simply, "I'm here for you." In a way, supporting a divorcing friend is not unlike supporting a grieving friend, because divorce—even if she wanted it, even if it's relatively amicable—evokes similar feelings of loss.
"She needs your support and friendship more than anything else," says Swann.
Remember, it's not your job as a friend to take sides as much as it is to support and be there for her and him.