Wow - we have the same exact story. It wasn't until I realized how toxic my family relationship was & went no contact that I was finally able to begin healing. I gave up on the family keepsakes, since I literally had no hope of getting them anyway. I also stopped buying my parents things because I realized I was just trying to buy their affection. My advice - give up on the toxic mess & focus on yourself & your own healing. No family keepsake is worth the damage they are inflicting & nothing you can do will ever change their behavior. Let their favorite take care of them as they age - it sounds like they all deserve each other anyway. Let them all continue to stew in the dysfunctional mess they have created & you can move on & be happy - I have!

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