My FIL has been arrested for domestic abuse. Assault & battery charges. His girlfriend is pretty roughed up. FIL is showing no remorse for his actions.
I'm pretty upset about the situation. I'm not interested in seeing FIL anytime soon, or letting my kids be around him.
The kids are too young to explain what's going on. But I can't in good conscious keep hanging out with FIL, just because he's family, pretending everything is ok. I don't want my kids to later look back and connect the dots about the domestic abuse and think that we condone that sort of thing because FIL is family.
Any advice dealing with a family member with a serious problem would be helpful. Have you had to cut contact with a family member before, temporarily or permanently?