Wynterbourne's story had a very familiar ring.
My family started placing more value in the material things rather than just old fashioned closeness. I had a brother, two sisters, and mother (my dad died over 40 years ago). I had to say goodby to my family about 10 years ago because the only things they cared about were material and just couldn't accept life as it is. Almost like a bunch of vultures. My wife and I are now enjoying our two children and 5 grandchildren without their influence. If I am wrong for doing this I guess I will pay the penalty in the "next go around". I fear that my situation might have deteriorated to what occured in yours. I just cut it off sooner.
My definition of Gun Control--- A steady grip and hitting your target.
"In God we trust, all others are suspects."
"If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, either I won't need any more, or more won't be of any help".