I'm so worried about my 20 year-old granddaughter. I don't see much of her as she lives, and goes to University in Scotland. However, she visited us for four days over the New Year (with her mum, step-dad and brother).
On one of the nights, she was drinking and broke down, crying, saying that her life was a mess, that she hated herself, and couldn't cope with all the work that University entailed. (Though she has been doing well with her exams.) She said that nobody listens to her (her mum denied this vehemently).
Apparently, she is on anti-depressants (news to me!) And she's not treating the medication properly, i.e. on days that she's going to drink, she just skips them. (But I've looked it up on the Internet, and you can't just stop taking the pills - you have to be 'weaned-off' them.)
All of this was 'forgotten' the next day. My daughter just seemed to 'brush it off'. "She was drunk." Her step-dad and brother showed no concern at all.
Now, with them all gone back to Scotland, I'm left with the worry of her. What do I do?
In my day, my grandmother would have given me a strict talking to. (But then, in my day, my grandmother would have clipped my ear, had I been cheeky - doesn't happen now.)
I don't know whether to interfere or not ...? (I know it would annoy my daughter.)
But then, if I don't ...?
And is it 'interfering' ? She's my granddaughter! I owe her some concern, surely?
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