I landed upon this website in searching out some resources to help me deal with the sadness I am feeling and learn how to be a grandparent at a distance. I found out around Thanksgiving time that my daughter, son in law and grandkids would be moving to Alaska the very next month. Indeed they were gone by December 27. For the first month my daughter acted like I dropped from the face of the earth and I had very little contact. I was a very involved grandparent and saw my grand children every weekend as I took them to church or they stayed the night. I went to school events, etc. I honestly don't know how to feel better and get over this loss and hurt. Yes I will visit Alaska at some point and I've written, tried Face timing, stay updated with Facebook. The kids are 8, 7 and 5. It's hard to feel the closeness as they seem like they are too busy to talk, etc. I simply want some support as it seems no one else around me seems to understand and pretty much tells me to suck it up. I'm trying amid all the other stressors in life (caring for my sick mom and she recently moved in), but I seem to be failing. What has helped others? How are you grand parenting at a distance?
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