Posted in Parental Alienation PA

My daughter-in-law won’t let me see my grandchildren

Dear Coleen,

Nearly two years ago, my husband and I went on a family holiday with our two sons, their wives and our five grandkids.

My youngest son’s wife and I had a silly argument and things were a bit awkward on holiday after that.

When we came home from Spain, my daughter-in-law wouldn’t have anything to do with us, and even turned their three children, who are 21, 19 and 14, against us. As a result, they no longer have anything to do with us.

We have always lived around the corner from both our sons and saw the grandchildren grow up. We have always been there for them and they mean so much to us.

My daughter-in-law’s mother died five years ago and I really believe she thinks that because her mum was denied seeing her grandchildren grow up, she doesn’t want me to see them either.

We had never argued before and I thought we had a nice relationship. I’ve written a letter apologising for the trouble on holiday, I’ve texted and I’ve been round my son’s house, but she virtually threw me out.

I am at my wits’ end. I can cope with losing her, but not my precious grandchildren. I have been having counselling because the whole thing has made me feel so low.

Should I keep trying or give up? It’s breaking my heart that I can’t see my own grandchildren.

see Coleens response here


Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP practitioner and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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