My daughter has been married for eight years and her and her husband have a seven year old son and a new baby due in August. My daughter frequently gets herself upset as her mother in law shows absolutely no interest in said grandson. My daughter has really tried over the years sending pictures etc which she will look at but never responds to. The final straw bearing in mind she only lives ten minutes away from them is that there was no acknowledgement whatsoever of grandsons recent birthday, not a card or even a phonecall. In fact the last time she saw him was Boxing Day. Son in law can see what is going on but tends to defend his mother. The only consolation is that she is like this with her other grandchild. I know you can't force anyone to have a relationship with their grandchildren but it makes me so sad that they are both missing out. I know my daughter is thinking how many chances do you give someone who is totally disinterested and is now talking about not letting her see the new baby straight away. I might add she had shown no interest in daughters pregnancy and has only asked after her once at a family gathering. Sorry for the rant.
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