I have 5 grandchildren, none of whom I get to see anymore because of their parents and their attitudes.
My son has 3, aged btw 12 and 4, but his partner of 13 yrs doesn’t get on with me, for various reasons, over the years its been a constant battle to remain civil with her. (I have always offered her love and support but to no avail)
Last year she was unfaithful to my son, even leaving the 3 children with me (unknowingly on my part) on occasions to go out with her “best friend” for lunch, dinner etc, when in fact it was another man she was seeing all along, for a total of 8 months!!!
I haven’t seen them for 6 months and my heart aches everyday that passes without contact. (Cannot even send mail to them, birthday cards, presents etc)
My 27 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Scitzophrenia, and her 2 children live with their father and paternal grandmother, the youngest of whom I cared for until Sept last year for 2 and a half years. He is 4. I now have no contact with him as his father has regained full custody through the courts.
Grandparents should have rights too, especially when circumstances are beyond their control, but it seems we just have to grin and bare it.
Hopefully when they are old enough to make their own decisions, they will come look for me. Fingers crossed.
Posted anonymously, 5th April 2014