Someone asked for an update to the Don and Linda Thanksgiving story. Don and Linda did not go to his parents' house for Thanksgiving, despite many (many, many) phone calls from various relatives telling Don how shocked and appalled they were by his behavior and how he needed to be a good son and apologize to his mother.
Mom went into an extinction burst of voicemails, FB messages, emails, etc., all telling him that he'd RUINED her holiday with his hard-heartedness and cruelty, and clearly this behavior was all Linda's idea/fault. Life would be so much better if he hadn't married her. Linda was stealing him from his family and making him forget what he owes his parents, etc. Her final message was in mid-December, when she told Don that if he didn't apologize for his multitude of offenses, he wouldn't be welcome at Christmas.
Don took that at face-value and made plans to spend Christmas with his wife and inlaws, who treat him quite nicely. His family started up again with the "You're breaking your mother's heart!" messages. He blocked a lot of them on FB, email and his cell phone. As far as I know, they had a nice quiet, peaceful Christmas.