I am a newly estranged grandmother. A few days ago I had to report concerns about the children of my youngest daughter, who was failing to protect the three youngest from her husband's behaviour. They were also being bullied by the oldest, who was allowed to get away with it.
The young ones are triplets, who are nearly 8. Because of their mother's health problems I have their "other mother" throughout their lives.
It was my worst fear that they would not feel able to tell about their treatment to a stranger, and so it was. They therefore remain at home and all contact with me has been cut. What makes it worse is that it has been cut with other members of my side of the family, who supported what I had done. I still believe I did the right thing but it is doubly hard not to have any news about how they are doing.
I feel quite broken. Does it get easier with time?
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