Impossible to share all details or even the entire story of exchanged communications. So, this is probably going to sound childish, possibly selfish on my part, or just simply petty. But, here goes ...
Son recently divorced. Has three children. He has a new companion. His companion makes him happy. Before we event met, she appeared very "in control" and overpowering. After finally meeting her in person, it did not go well.
About a week after that disaster, had a heart-to-heart with my son. We both felt better and at peace. However, since time has passed (just a few months), I feel tension with my relationship with my son. At that heart-to-heart communication, even though we listened to each other, he basically admitted that his companion was "right" on every account.
Anyway, I am having an extremely difficult time trying to figure out how to move forward, maintain my forgiveness (even though I wasn't asked for forgiveness), do what's right, be respectful, try to not let my feelings be hurt, try not to take things personal, and just try to enjoy time with them.
I feel very disrespected and misunderstood. No matter what was said at our heart-to-heart, my son allowed his companion to disrespect me and, in turn, he disrespects me.
Anyway, hopefully some of this has made sense. I desperately need to be able to communicate with other grandparents, possibly who experienced a similar scenario (??).
I was apprehensive about writing all of this here, but I really need support and understanding right now.
Thank you for taking time to read.
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