Can anyone advise me how to hide my hurt feelings.
Our daughters and grandchildren live 4 hrs away so visiting us a bit of a nightmare. It’s a long way for the grandchildren as they both get car sick and it’s getting a tough journey for us because my husbands lost his confidence on the road since Covid so we have decided to move closer which hopefully will be soon.. We would meet halfway sometimes especially for birthdays but now that’s not happening this year.
My issue is that my daughter is always busy as she has a very demanding job and sometimes she doesn’t even answer my text messages and when she does it’s a very short one liner so we FaceTime once a fortnight or maybe three weeks. She doesn’t like us staying with her because she doesn’t like dogs much so we have to stay with our other daughter now and she has to sleep on the couch if we stay with her. Otherwise we have to make other arrangements.
Although I’m not needy and really don’t need to speak to her everyday as many mothers do (I think I’d run out if things to talk about) I would like her to make a bit more of an effort to see us especially on special occasions. She hasn’t been here all year now. Otherwise she is very kind and very generous but both of us would like to see our grandchildren more too. I feel I’m making all the effort and I’m hurt that she’s too busy to see her father as he’s not been well but feel unable to discuss it with her. How do you cope with negative feelings in this case?
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