My half sisters' mother passed away in December. Our entire family, stunned and devastated. A month later we receive notice that their mother had left my father an amazing amount of money, as well as a separate outstanding amount for each of my two sisters. mind you, my father and their mother have been separated for 22 years. He has been with my mother for 21 years, and they have six children together. However, my father and their mother have maintained an amazing relationship over the years and relied on each others friendship. My mother and father, and their mother have always been loving of one another and have always accepted the life they all chose. She loved myself, my siblings, and my mother.
My sisters got a taste of money and turned their backs on the ones who love them most. they were angry that my father would ever think that their mother would leave my dad and his "other family" any money and they demand he split it with them, despite the fact they have at least 3 times the amount they were left EACH. When my dad decided it was best to instead give a very large portion of his money to my sister's child, his grandson, and reserve the rest for hard times, they were furious, which is absurd. At that point, they sent him messages saying they wish misery and death on him. They swore to never speak to him again, and they ripped the rest of his grandson's life from my father. My dad was and is torn, broken, defeated.
I love my dad and my sisters with all my heart, and I have always been known as the "fixer" in this family. I don't want to see anyone hurt any longer, but this time it has gone too far. Not to mention, I am hurt beyond repair myself.
I am seeking advice and comfort.