My daughter-in law has no respect for me. I am extra kind to her. She does not talk to me. She pretends that I am not in the room. I do not want to make my son mad. I have a real problem with her. She goes out of her way to be nasty. My son says that I am wrong. Many other people notice this.
I have 2 small grandchildren that I love dearly.
From: Joan, Sylmar, CA
It is never that one person is blameless and it's all the other person's fault. So you need to face up to reality:
Reality #1. These are your (only?) grandchildren. Like it or not, their parents control access to you.
Reality #2. For whatever reason, you and your DIL don't hit it off. If things continue the way they are, I guarantee you will see less and less of your grandkids because no mother wants her kids exposed to hostile relationships between the generations. It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that.
Reality #3. Your son says you are wrong, that his wife isn't nasty to you. What if he's right? What if he's wrong? Does it really matter either way?
Bottom line? If you want to see your grandkids, it's up to you to make the peace, whatever that takes. If you can't stand doing that , it's your decision. Own it.
Readers, am I being harsh? Please weigh in.
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