Do I accept my 9-year old niece's friend request on facebook even though her mom hurt me very deeply and I don't want her mom to see my Fb?
I'm very close to my brother who recently went through a nasty divorce. He now has shared custody of my niece and nephew, but his relationship with his ex is still very strained. I used to be very close to my ex-sister-in-law as well until her drinking compromised our friendship and an incident occurred that hurt me very deeply. I've since forgiven her, but limit my contact to only what's necessary for my niece and nephew's sake. I know that by giving my niece access to my FB, I'm also giving her mom access and I don't want her mom to have a window into my personal life, but I don't want to hurt my niece's feelings.