Bobby Brown was "visibly disappointed" over Thanksgiving dinner.
The troubled 43-year-old New Edition singer and 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with late songstress Whitney Houston, have had a tense relationship since Whitney passed in February.
Bobby was arrested twice this year for driving under the influence and his family life is apparently equally dysfunctional.
"Bobby threw a huge Thanksgiving dinner for his family with the help of his wife Alicia at their Tarzana home," a source told Radar Online.
"But there was one person missing from the table - and that was Krissy.
"She was personally invited by Bobby, but she didn't turn up, nor did she tell him she couldn't come.
"It was a subdued dinner, with Bobby visibly disappointed that Krissy was a no show."
Bobby is concerned about how to repair his bond with Bobbi Kristina.
He feels helpless.
"He's now wondering if he will ever be able to rebuild his relationship with Krissy ever again," the insider said.
"He feels at a loose end because he hears of Bobbi Kristina's problems and wants to help, but she just won't listen to him.
"It's left him believing he has failed her as a father."
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