Aug 15 2012
It seems like the first thing to do would be try talk to your nephew's dad. See if he is open to at least a civil relationship, for the sake of your nephew. (Don't be afraid to emphasize the importance of family. Maybe you can even agree to some terms, like if you think he's afraid you are talking trash about him during your visits/correspondences with your nephew, assure him that you will not do that. Maybe offer to send a few letters to the both of them that they could read together, so Dad will get to establish some trust with you. Be persistent if you have to, to a reasonable degree of course. Above all, remember that it is about your nephew and don't do anything now that could jeopardize your relationship in the future. Best of luck with this, I know it must be very hard.