Hi everyone,I'm new here but just wanted some advice really
My daughter who I've always got on with has grown very distant with me since she got married and had a family. She lives nearer to her in-laws than she does to me but it's about a twenty minutes drive to my house so not too far. The problem I'm basically having is that she doesn't contact me at all for a chat or anything, the only time I hear from her is if she wants me to babysit. She spends weekends with her in-laws going for days out etc but I never see her. I decided to make a real effort to keep in contact via phone so phoned her once a week for a few weeks for a chat but I missed a couple of weeks due to being ill and there was no return contact at all, if I don't make the effort I don't hear anything
I was looking after my grandson while she was at work but that stopped because of covid and I've been ill so haven't felt able to look after him. I also work and am struggling to stay fit enough for work. I was finding the childcare really hard and was actually relieved to get a break but I didn't think this would mean I wouldn't see my grandson again. I don't get to spend time with him unless I'm looking after him
I'm not sure what to do about this situation, I don't want to fall out with her but I also don't like feeling like I'm being taken for granted or used just for childcare
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