I have been dealing with verbal and emotional abuse from my older brother for several years and became a real danger when I was pregnant. My husband and I are trying to move on and raise our baby with positive influence. Unfortunately, my mom doesn't agree with me and says I need to forgive and accept him since he is my brother. I've pretty much gave him multiple chances and encouraged him to get help but he refuses. On top of that, he is a drug addict and alcoholic with a violent temper. Sadly, some of my other relatives agree with my mom to "move on from the past" and be more understanding. My husband and I are very firm with our decision to not allow him in our baby life for her health and safety. It's just frustrating because it seems verbal and emotional abuse does not get taken seriously as physical abuse. There are long-term psychological effects on the victim for years and we are simply much happier and healthier without him in our lives. Any experience?