It is 4:30am and I have been up since 2:00pm. Every time a attempt to sleep I just end up crying. I am in real need for some sound girl friend advice.
Eleven years ago my daughter gave birth to my husband and my first granddaughter. Our daughter is a single mother and we have supported her and her beautiful baby girl for 11 years. Last year she met a man and now they are living together. My granddaughter, is not happy with this arrangement and and would like to return to our home and the 'way things were. This is understandable and we believe that she will adapt.
This year, our daughter, we believe through the influence of her boyfriend, decided to cut us off from seeing our granddaughter. She will not answer my phone calls, or txt messages.
They came over to chat but her boyfriend did all the talking and I was, of course, the one to blame. It seems, it is my fault that she enjoys her time in our home and it takes them 3 days to 'get her back on track'. She is very bright and the boyfriend has created a strict routine for my granddaughter and daughter, which involves many rules. The chat ended badly, and my granddaughter was not present. He is controlling and changing my daughter, but I have no control. Heart broken, what can I do?
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