I wonder if anyone has experienced estrangement which they feel has basically been caused by the fact that one party quite simply has no real interest in building a relationship? There have been references on threads on this site, to SiLs/DiLs not actually being interested in joining the family of their spouse or even in building any sort of relationship.
In that position, how long does the other party try to break down barriers or is it better to just give up and walk away, despite a son or daughter being involved, and the potential risk of losing contact with them as well?
Irritating personality traits haven't softened - do friendships change?
Needed but feeling left out - do others feel the same?
Where were you on this day? - moon landing