I don't really know how to start this, but I feel like I need to get this off my chest, because I feel so lost. I'm on the brink of tears all the time and just don't where to turn. I feel like total shit and I have no one to turn to, due to the whole family being affected by this and friends just don't seem to understand. I thought maybe some one here on the forum may be able to help me... So here goes... I know the people I am going to talk about cant actually 'gone' but I still feel as if I have lost them in some way. Things will never be the same now, even if they do get the chance to 'come back.' Right well, My brother and his wife have broke up and things have got a little messy in the process, to the point where my brother is having to have supervised visits with his children and can only see them 3hours a week! He doesn't know why he is having to have these visits in this way and why he cant see his children by his self but social services are involved. The rest of the family have been told that we can not have any contact with the children and we are all suffering but I'm really upset about it all. My brother is in bits as you can imagine, he is 30 years old and is back living with his parents! So every thing is a mess. So they broke up on the.. 19th of July and since then none of the family have had contact with the children, apart from once when we all went on a day trip. The children weren't the same and didn't seem as happy and confident as they once were. I'm so worried about them and just don't know what to do. I feel so lost, I'm missing them so much and cant do any thing about it. I bumped into the oldest child on tuesday morning and we sat and had a chat for about 5minutes, it made me felt fantastic just knowing that he seemed safe and was enjoying his new school. Then the following day I seen him again and he told me that his mother has told him he can not talk to me any more, or any one else. Today his mother took his mobile phone off him, and has changed his number so no one in the family can contact him, not even his father. I'm so worried about the children, i don't think they are safe with thier mother, she cant seem to look after her self, never mind two children and beig pregnant. I'm so hurt now. I feel like I'm dying inside. I'm lost, I have lost two of the most important people in my life and I can do nothing about it! I just want to hug them, make sure they are ok and tell them I'm hear to listen if they need me. I'm scared for them.