When my youngest son got married, I got very close to his mother-in-law, as I saw her through the death of her husband, and helped her get dentures (genetic problem caused loss of teeth) so that she could be more confident in leading conferences, etc.
We share a grandson. She eventually got remarried. I was her matron of honor and sang at her wedding (in addition to funerals of 2 of her family members - so at one point, I was value as a friend.)
Recently, my son and her daughter came to a very acrimonious parting of the ways. She no longer speaks to me, even though I've tried to keep the lines of communication cordial. Problem is, I can't just move on. Our grandson will bring us together for various events, and he is only 6, having no idea that we're not friends anymore.
What do I do with a former friendship that when the other side has turned icy?
For the record, I don't know the whole story of the breakup, as it's not my business. However it was not I who did it.
I'm trying so hard to adjust, but it is certainly a difficult task.
Envious of real friendship - trouble making friends
Security is now so intense - cracking down on fraud
We owe the next generation better - children in shipping containers