We live in France - our family live in UK. Our son and DIL have been married 10 years with two darling little girls.
In that time, our DIL, who has a disastrous relationship with her mother [and difficulty sometimes with her father] has become more and more distant with us so that now she has not communicated with us for since last Christmas. We are hurt, but cannot rectify the situation if she will not talk to us. Our son is treading a fine line between the three of us and we do not want to put him under more pressure. We should dearly like to resolve this impasse but do not know how. If anyone has any sensible ideas, please do let us know, as we are at our wits' end. Thank you in advance.
Mortified - malicious gossip
Angry - dangerous dogs
Too cynical? - estate agents