Sometimes, just sometimes, I could swing for my darling brother. Mum sent him a text asking him to try and spend a bit more time with dad who is in constant pain, and the other night got upset about being a burden to everyone etc, and only sees my brother when he wants something. The text was very straightforward, and explained this to my brother, mentioning that it was a little easier for his partner, because they lived a lot closer to her family, and more difficult for him to see dad, but would appreciate it if he could. Brother immediately forwarded this to his (brain-dead) partner, who put it on facebook to all of her friends as an example of how horrid my mother is (!). How she phrased it I don't know, but apparently all of her friends were giving it the 'poor you' scenario. We didn't know anything about this until my brother told sister 2, in confidence. As is their routine, brother thinks sister 2 is perfect and never says anything, but she tells us everything. She, true to form told mum, with the caveat of 'you can't say anything because I don't want him to know I told you.' End result, mum absolutely furious but can't say anything for fearing of upsetting the apple cart, and she is 'never going to trust him/text him etc because she'll be getting it all. She didn't realise she was texting, brother, s-i-l and facebook. Why, with two kids and a house to run would you want to **** like that on facebook? What is her problem? is my brother ever going to grow a pair, or even grow up? and I wish my sister would stop interfering then tying mum's hands so she has no recourse. There's a good reason my brother doesn't tell me rubbish like this, the pair of them would get short shrift. There, rant over. Blinking families.